The Fight Against Doctor Shopping Rages On

Doctor shopping has become all too commonplace for addicts desperate to obtain drugs, but a new app could help determine whether emergency room patients are faking symptoms of alcohol withdrawal in order to obtain benzodiazepine drugs like Xanax or Valium. Looking to Technology Researchers from the University of Toronto created an app that measures the…

Drug-seeking patients often fake alcohol withdrawals to get sedatives.

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Alcohol: The Breast Cancer Risk in a Bottle » read on

Can drinking alcohol cause breast cancer? That’s the question multiple experts, research teams, scientists, and medical oncologists have set out to answer. And what they’ve found might surprise you. When most people think about the adverse effects of alcohol consumption, things like cirrhosis of the liver, alcoholism, and DUIs tend to stand out. Breast cancer…

Regular consumption of alcohol can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer.
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