1. Even ‘Low-Risk’ Drinking Can Be Harmful

It’s not just heavy drinking that’s a problem — even consuming alcohol within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalization and death, according to a new. (sciencedaily.com)

2. Differences In Anxiety, Depression According To Current And Former Smoking Status

Both stable current smokers and individuals who had quit exhibited significantly less anxiety but more depression. (psychiatryadvisor.com )

3. Are We All Ocd Now, With Obsessive Hand-washing And Technology Addiction?

One of the hallmarks of obsessive-compulsive disorder is contamination fears and excessive hand-washing. Years ago, a patient with severe OCD came to my office wearing gloves and a mask and refused to sit on any of the “contaminated” … (medicalxpress.com )

4. Ex-smokers Who Take Up Vaping Are More Prone To Relapse

Far from helping them avoid cigarettes, longtime ex-smokers who try vaping are taking a big risk that they’ll relapse, a new study finds. ( usnews.com )

5. Alcohol Taxes Have Never Been Lower

Inflation has reduced American alcohol tax rates by 70% since 1933, according to a new study from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (medicalxpress.com)

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