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Mythbusting: There is no steroid “epidemic”

When you watch the news, it is evident that steroid use is a growing public health concern that demands a solution. But when you look at the numbers, there is little evidence to support that claim.

Scientists develop explosives-detecting liquid

Scientists have developed a liquid that fluoresces when in close proximity to explosives--may even replace sniffer dogs.

Surprisingly many women tested positive for drug use during pregnancy

A new study finds that many pregnant women tested positive for addictive drugs, begging the question, should pregnant women be routinely tested for drugs?

Amphetamine gets the job done

Drugs are usually associated with vulnerable social groups. New research reveals that amphetamine, however, is used by some in physically demanding manual jobs - to sustain long working hours.

Depression patients experiment with their medicine

Half of all patients suffering from depression start experimenting with the medication during the first year of their treatment.

Side effects from asthma medicine are underreported

Danish scientists find evidence of underreporting of severe side effects from asthma medicine in clinical trials.

Antipsychotic drug fights resistant bacteria

Studies have shown how the antipsychotic drug Thioridazine can make unusable antibiotics effective again.

Wastewater analyses reveal drug habits in European cities

The findings of the largest European wastewater analysis project to date were released today.

Association between cannabis use and violence

A study of Norwegian youths reveals an association between cannabis use and violence. If the frequency of cannabis use is doubled, the incidence of violent behaviour rises by 4 percent.

Young mental patients given drugs ― not check-ups

Over a quarter of Norwegian youth diagnosed with mental problems are still being medicated nine years later.