UNC Health Talk

Category: Substance Abuse

Close-up of man with whiskey glass on arm rest of a leather chair

December 28, 2020

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Alcohol

Here’s how you can evaluate your drinking habits to see if you might want to make a change.

Addiction, Substance Abuse

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Martini glass filled with sand

December 27, 2017

Should You Take a ‘Dry January’?

Quitting drinking cold turkey for a month can result in some immediate health benefits, but it’s not a safe step for heavy drinkers.

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Wellness

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer

May 1, 2017

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk...

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

Social Justice, Substance Abuse

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A woman itching her arm.

March 27, 2017

UNC researchers link orphan receptor to opioid-induced itching

With a more accurate understanding of the characteristics and function of the receptor MRGRPX2, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers were also able to create chemical probe that will allow them study the receptor more precisely.

Neurology, Research, Substance Abuse

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Center: a molecule of LSD bound to a larger serotonin receptor. The lid" that keeps LSD bound so long is the orange bar running through the center."

January 26, 2017

This is LSD attached to a brain cell serotonin receptor

For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers crystalized the structure of LSD attached to a human serotonin receptor of a brain cell, and they may have discovered why an “acid trip” lasts so long.

Neurology, Research, Substance Abuse

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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Adam Goldstein

November 21, 2016

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especial...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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