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American boy's death puts spotlight on opioid crisis

Detectives are still trying to piece together the child's final day.

19 Jul 2017 1:49 PM

Opioid users don't combat addiction

Majority of those who got medicine received buprenorphine, that helps reduce cravings

24 Jun 2017 3:03 PM

Older people suffering chronic pain risk dementia

The study reveals three reasons for the association between chronic pain and dementia.

06 Jun 2017 1:48 PM

Natural brain opioids better for anxiety than morphine

Better anxiety treatments will come when science uncovers how the neural circuits and naturally occurring opioids regulate fear and anxiety.

26 Mar 2017 11:38 AM

Mental disorder may cause long term opioid use

The risk became substantially higher for patients with mental health conditions or psychoactive medication use.

31 Dec 2016 12:00 PM


How to fight painkiller addiction at home

The drug, buprenorphine, also sold as Suboxone, attaches to the same brain receptors that opioids like OxyContin, heroin and Vicodin do.

26 Dec 2016 2:16 PM

Some facts about US's synthetic-opioid epidemic

Nearly two-thirds of the 61 kilograms (134 pounds) of fentanyl seized by U.S. customs last year came from Mexico.

21 Dec 2016 6:34 PM

Study suggest that cheese may be addictive!

Cheese contains casein, present in all dairy products, and which can trigger the brain’s opioid receptors, which are linked to addiction.

17 Dec 2016 12:08 AM

Opioid treatment slows chronic wound healing

Chronic wounds are those that fails to heal after three months of appropriate wound care.

23 Nov 2016 4:34 PM