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What does it feel like to be drunk? What you need to know
Although alcohol affects people in different ways and some people can drink more than others, drinking too much may cause a person to feel drunk. Learn more about the effects of alcohol by stage here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the 10-panel drug test
A 10-panel drug test is a urine screen that looks for 10 of the prescription or illicit drugs people most frequently abuse. Learn about which drugs it looks for and their detection windows. (Medical News Today)

How to induce vomiting: What to know
Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here. (Medical News Today)

What to do to reduce facial fat
Some people have concerns about excess facial fat. This article outlines seven tips for helping prevent and reduce excess facial fat. (Medical News Today)

Doctors more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day
A new study finds that doctors are more likely to write opioid prescriptions during the last appointments of the day and if appointments are running late. (Medical News Today)

What to know about opiate withdrawal
When coming off prescription or recreational opiate or opioid drugs, people may experience withdrawal symptoms. Learn about the symptoms, timeline, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)
Suboxone is a brand-name prescription drug that's used to treat dependence on opioid drugs. It comes as an oral film that's placed under your tongue (sublingual) or in your cheek (buccal). Suboxone contains two drugs: buprenorphine and naloxone. Learn about side effects, warning, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

Red wine in moderation may protect gut health
An observational study finds that people who drink red wine regularly but in moderation have healthier, more diverse gut microbiotas than those who don't. (Medical News Today)

What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol
The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

How do brain fluctuations drive risk taking behavior?
New research shows how subtle natural fluctuations in resting brain activity most likely impact our inclination toward risk taking behaviors. (Medical News Today)

Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the link between diet and cancer
A person’s diet may affect their risk of developing cancer in several ways. Some diets may also help prevent cancer, or help a person recover. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about steroid acne
The use of steroids can lead to steroid acne. Treatment options include topical creams and ointments. Prevention usually focuses on avoiding steroids or taking preventive measures. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pathological liars
A pathological liar is someone who tells compulsive lies that do not have a clear motive or benefit. Learn more about the possible causes and how to cope with this behavior in others. (Medical News Today)

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?
Canada-based scientists have finally discovered how the cannabis plant produces molecules that may relieve pain without the risk of addiction. (Medical News Today)

Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?
Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details. (Medical News Today)

Binge drinking affects 1 in 10 older adults in the US
New research finds that binge drinking affects 10.6% of U.S. older adults. Men and cannabis users are among those most likely to engage in binge drinking. (Medical News Today)

FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products
FDA have issued a letter to Curaleaf, warning the company about misleading the public with 'unsubstantiated claims' concerning the benefits of CBD. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nitrous oxide
Effects of nitrous oxide include a feeling of euphoria that quickly fades. There may be some shorter and longer term side effects. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is marijuana a depressant? What to know
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects. (Medical News Today)

Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety
Comparing the effects of sedatives with those of soothing music in people with preoperative anxiety suggests that the latter could replace the former. (Medical News Today)

A comparison of CBD and THC
CBD is a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana that has uses in treating several conditions. THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana and has other uses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Elevated liver enzymes: Everything you need to know
A person may have elevated liver enzymes if they have a condition that damages the liver. Learn about the possible causes of elevated liver enzymes and their symptoms and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about waking up with anxiety
A person may wake up with anxiety due to an underlying psychological condition, a chronic health issue, or a more temporary cause. Counseling and coping strategies can often help improve symptoms. Learn more about waking up with anxiety here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about alcohol bloating
Alcohol can lead to bloating by causing inflammation and discomfort in the stomach. It can also cause weight gain, which can give the appearance of bloating. Learn more about alcohol bloating and how to get rid of it here. (Medical News Today)

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