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Daily Low-dose Aspirin Doesn’t Reduce Heart-attack Risk In Healthy People

Daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t reduce heart-attack risk in healthy people

For decades, doctors have been prescribing low-dose aspirin for healthy people over the age of 70. from shutterstock.com Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn’t preserve good health or delay the onset of disability or dementia in...
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I can’t sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?

If you’re having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn’t be your first option. Exercise regularly, cut back on coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) after midday, eat less in the evening, ease up on “screen time” before, and in,...
cannabis history explained: 5 facts to know

Cannabis History Explained: 5 Facts to Know

Marijuana, hash, ganja, weed, pot, etc. are the slangs used to describe the cannabis plant’s proportions. We have somewhat known cannabis since the dawn of humankind. It is one of the oldest psychoactive compounds...
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Here’s why doctors are backing pill testing at music festivals across Australia

Pill testing is a rare opportunity to speak to drug users about their drug use. from www.shutterstock.com For many years experts in the field of drug policy in Australia have known existing policies are failing....
‘my friends are taking mdma at raves and music festivals. is it safe?’

‘My friends are taking MDMA at raves and music festivals. Is it safe?’

No drug is 100% safe.  Drawing by Wes Mountain My friends are taking ecstasy at raves and music festivals. Is it safe? — Anonymous Key points no drug use, including ecstasy, is 100% safe festivals...
a mental disorder, not a personal failure: why now is the time for australia to rethink addiction

A mental disorder, not a personal failure: why now is the time for Australia...

 Image: Shuttlestock The year 2020 has challenged us all. The bushfires and then the pandemic forced us to reflect on what’s important, how we respond to crises as a community, and the ways we connect...

Research Check: do we need to worry about glyphosate in our beer and wine?

Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings. From shutterstock.com Glyphosate is back in the news...
more australians back legalising cannabis and 57% support pill testing, national survey shows

More Australians back legalising cannabis and 57% support pill testing, national survey shows

Picture: David Crosling/ AAP A growing number of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis, while almost three in five back the idea of pill testing, according to a new national survey. The 2019 National Drug Strategy...

How does ecstasy kill?

MDMA itself isn’t a dangerous drug. But adulterants found in drugs made by at-home chemists can be deadly.from shutterstock.com MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), commonly referred to as ecstasy, was manufactured as a potential pharmaceutical early last...

History, not harm, dictates why some drugs are legal and others aren’t

When considering harm to the user and to wider society, alcohol is much more of a problem than MDMA. Krists Luhaers Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made...