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2014-06-27 23:08:31

Recent study suggests certain women are more prone to food addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Destination Hope's alcohol and drug rehab for women is seeing a rise in food addiction clients, and a new study explores why this might be the case. A health psychology study out of the University of Luxembourg, Is Food Addiction Real, has found that some women do appear to be more prone to food addiction than others. The researchers suggest that both nature and nurture...

death by alcohol
2014-06-27 12:33:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While alcohol-related deaths are commonly viewed in the context of drunk driving, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at alcohol-related deaths of any kind and discovered that 1 in 10 deaths of working-age Americans can be attributed to alcohol. The study found that from 2006 to 2010, alcohol abuse could be linked to around 88,000 deaths of Americans. These causes of death included long-term...

2014-06-26 23:05:24

Video game addiction has recently become recognized as a clinical disorder and TreatmentHelp has announced the top causes of video game addiction to spread awareness. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 It was not until recently that video game addiction has become recognized as a clinical disorder. Classified under the category of behavior disorders, video game addiction involves excessive time spent on the computer or in front of the TV, hindering social relationships and daily...

2014-06-25 23:02:34

Harbor Village Detox comments on new study which indicates that individuals who were abused as children are more likely to use drugs. USA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 As reported by Yale News (6/11), a new study by the Yale School of Medicine shows that childhood abuse can lead to drug abuse. The study illustrates that people who suffered from child abuse “had lower brain volumes in regions associated with emotion, learning, and memory.” In addition, people with a history of child abuse are...

2014-06-25 23:00:25

Author David O. Rice tells another gripping mystery novel that delves into the lives of the people enslaved by drugs and sex CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Highlighting the many detrimental effects of drug or substance abuse in the mind and the body, author David O. Rice once again grips every reader’s mind by presenting another thrilling mystery novel. “Sex and Drug Addiction And The Insanity of It All” introduces readers to four individuals and their addictions, and...

2014-06-24 09:55:12

American Heart Association People who stop using smokeless tobacco after a heart attack may extend their life expectancy similar to people who stop smoking, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. "We didn't expect to see such a strong association among those people who stopped using (smokeless tobacco)," said Gabriel Arefalk, M.D., lead researcher and cardiologist at Uppsala University Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. "After a heart attack, no...

2014-06-20 23:08:53

Over 23 Million Americans Are in Recovery From Addiction -- America Honors Recovery Is the Preeminent Awards Ceremony Highlighting the Accomplishments of the Most Influential Addiction Recovery Advocates Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Former NBA basketball sensation and national recovery advocate, Chris Herren, will be given the Voice of Recovery Award at Faces & Voices of Recovery’s annual awards reception, America Honors Recovery. Herren first went public with his recovery...

2014-06-20 23:02:44

Harbor Village Detox comments on the alarming rates of drugs raced on newborns in Massachusetts which have tripled the national average. Mass, Boston (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 As reported by the Boston Globe (6/19) the number of babies born in Massachusetts with alarming traces of opiates in their system is at an all time high. In fact, reports show that these babies triple the national average and researchers also estimate that about 1,300 babies had alarming levels of narcotics in their...

Teenagers Smoke More When They Are Lighting Up Menthol Cigarettes
2014-06-20 14:08:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Canadian-based study from the University of Waterloo found that teens who smoke menthol cigarettes smoke more of them per day than teens who prefer regular cigarettes. Published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, the study is the first to connect menthols to greater degrees of nicotine use in Canadian teens. “The appeal of menthol cigarettes among youth stems from the perception that they are less harmful than regular...

2014-06-19 23:01:54

Harbor Village takes a look at Tim McGraw's history of drug abuse in his latest interview with Men's Health. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 As reported by Inquisitr, award-winning country sensation Tim McGraw opens up about his past struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. The country pop star admits to having “partied too hard” and engaged in risky behavior while on the road. However, Tim adds that his wife and family played a big role in helping him come to his sense as the prospect of...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.