Prevent Skin Cancer With Caffeine?

September 2nd, 2011

Prevent Skin Cancer With Caffeine?

For all the flack it receives, caffeine has some notable health benefits. It helps you form memories, keeps you alert, and may help prevent skin cancer.

The Five Weirdest Energy Products

September 1st, 2011

The Five Weirdest Energy Products

Ever since Red Bull and its energy drink offshoots burst onto the scene, it seems like the market for caffeinated products is inexhaustible. Here are five of the strangest goods designed to combat your afternoon slump: 1. Caffeinated soap Supposedly, the caffeine in this soap can be absorbed ...

Marijuana Found in Pizza Parlor

September 1st, 2011

Marijuana Found in Pizza Parlor

“Take and bake” pizza may be adapting a whole new meaning. Restaurant delivered marijuana in pizza boxes to customers.

Prenatal Smoking Affects Children Later in Life

August 29th, 2011

Prenatal Smoking Affects Children Later in Life

A new study out of Finland shows that mothers who smoke while pregnant are more likely to have children with psychological disorders such as depression. The disparity in reports on this study show how difficult it can be to properly summarize a study. One source states that this study ...

Cats on Drugs

August 26th, 2011

Cats on Drugs

1. Ecstasy                 2. Marijuana 3. Booze 4. LSD 5. Triple espresso

Are There Extra Drugs In Your Tylenol?

August 26th, 2011

Are There Extra Drugs In Your Tylenol?

There might be, if you recently purchased a pack from the British drugstore chain Boots. The DailyMail reported that three Boots locations had unwittingly stocked packages of Nurofren Plus, an acetaminophen/codeine tablet, that had been swapped with Seroquel XL, an antipsychotic drug indicated ...

August 25th, 2011

5 of the Weirdest Drug Myths

For every scientifically proven fact about drugs, there is a slew of urban legends that cause rampant paranoia. While these myths make things more confusing, they are also a great source of entertainment. AllTreatment picked the best of the bunch for your reading pleasure.

August 25th, 2011

Facebook and Drugs: Is There a Correlation?

Facebook might make you a junkie. At least, that’s the conclusion some are drawing from a recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). This survey looked at the Internet and drug usage patterns of teens ages 12 to 17. It was found that teens who used social ...

August 22nd, 2011

Bath Salts and Synthetic Cannabis Now Illegal in Pennsylvania

The days of bath salts’ lawful reign seem to be numbered, as Pennsylvania has become the latest state to deem the substance illegal. As of today, the sale of bath salts can result in five years in prison or a $15,000 fine; possession can result in up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. ...

August 19th, 2011

New York Marijuana Laws May Cause Parents Some Worries

Parents: could your past put your child custody in jeopardy? This is a question that residents of New York must carefully consider, due to the state’s laws regarding marijuana use and child neglect.

August 18th, 2011

Five Common Myths About Alcohol

When a substance has been used in a culture for a long time, it inevitably becomes shrouded in urban legend. So it is with alcohol: much of the conventional “wisdom” we learn about alcohol use from our friends or even our family is misleading at best and dangerous at worst. Here we ...

August 18th, 2011

Medical Marijuana in Maryland

Maryland may be the next state to legalize medical marijuana. If approved, the state’s medical marijuana plan will rely on academic institutions to direct the prescription of marijuana to patients.

August 12th, 2011

West Virginia Drug Laws May Take a New Turn

Yesterday marked West Virginia’s inaugural Summit on Prescription Drug abuse, a meeting of various government leaders to address the state’s growing prescription drug problem. The summit’s main conclusion was that efforts should not be focused on arrests and incarceration, but ...

August 11th, 2011

“Slow Yo Roll”: Anti-Energy Drinks

In the absence of any major drug-related headlines, I’d like to take us back a couple of years to a novel yet slightly forgotten trend: the “anti-energy” drink.

August 8th, 2011

Merck In Hot Water

Merck and Co. Inc., America’s second largest pharmaceutical company, has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding its activity since 2004. The investigation concerns the marketing of three viral and cancer drugs.

August 5th, 2011

Scientists Develop Date Rape Drug Detector

Wondering if your drink is hiding a little something extra? Pretty soon, you may be able to find out if your drink has been drugged by swirling a straw.