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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.

The high does not come from heroin itself

It is the substances that heroin forms in the body that are mainly what enter the brain and cause the narcotic effects.

LSD and other psychedelics not linked with mental health problems

The use of LSD, magic mushrooms, or peyote does not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems, according to a new study.

Inca kids drugged before being sacrificed

Child corpses found on the Llullaillaco Volcano in Argentina are the world’s best preserved mummies. Analyses reveal that in the run-ups to their deaths 500 years ago, they had been given intoxicants for periods up to a year.

Cause of depression still eludes us, says neuroscientist

Almost 500.000 Danes suffer from depression. We don't know why they are sick and we give them medicine to treat symptoms not causes, says neuroscientist.

Scientist: Antidepressants cause addiction

A Danish meta-analysis claims antidepressants lead to addiction but the study’s result is met with serious reservations.

Special genes suspected to cause lethal overdose in drug addicts

Forensic scientists investigate genes from dead and living drug addicts on suspicion of link between overdose risk and minor variations in the genes.