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New Road Rage Study Shows What Upsets Drivers Most
2013-01-10 18:38:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online ℠Be the change you wish to see in the world.´ — Mahatma K. Gandhi Gandhi´s offering is simple enough. I hear people bandy the saying around, but is it really put into practice? Do people even know how they might recognize situations where their behavior can be a shining example of what, to many, is simply a platitude en vogue? Well, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),...

Canadians Like Their Marijuana
2012-11-28 22:01:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario released a new study today which suggests most Canadian adults are drinking responsibly, older adults are smoking marijuana, and kids who smoke are also inclined to go for a drive after. “More young adults are reporting that they drive within an hour of using cannabis - even more than those who report drinking and driving,” said Dr. Robert Mann, the...

2012-10-22 10:30:11

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential new approach to preventing smoking relapse, which occurs frequently in smokers who attempt to quit, despite current treatments. "We have developed a protein peptide that may be a new type of highly targeted treatment to prevent smoking relapse," says Dr. Fang Liu, Senior Scientist in CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the...

2012-09-17 16:17:54

Researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a new role of a chemical involved in controlling the genes underlying memory and learning. "The brain is a plastic tissue, and we know that learning and memory require various genes to be expressed," says CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. Art Petronis, who is a senior author on the new study. "Our research has identified how the chemical 5-hmC may be involved in the epigenetic processes allowing this plasticity."...

2012-07-24 13:08:25

CAMH's OSDUHS Mental Health and Well-Being Report released today An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 conducted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that while the majority of students have healthy relationships and report overall good mental and physical health, some negative trends, especially among girls, have raised concerns. The 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-Being Report released today...

2012-06-27 01:57:05

Scientists from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have released comprehensive reviews of the most effective treatments for alcohol dependence, one of the most prevalent addictions in Canada. Published in the latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, the reviews explore the most effective treatments and interventions for problem alcohol use and concurrent disorders. Almost 40 per cent of people with an alcohol use problem also have a concurrent mental illness,...

2012-04-27 22:05:03

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a study discovering a gene for a new form of intellectual disability, as well as how it likely affects cognitive development by disrupting neuron functioning. CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. John Vincent and his team found a mutation in the gene NSUN2 among three sisters with intellectual disability, a finding to be published in the May issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The discovery was made after mapping...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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