Latest Coca Stories

2010-12-02 08:45:00

Archaeological evidence shows that South Americans were chewing coca leaves at least 8,000 years ago, an international team of researchers has discovered. The researchers, who were led by Dr. Tom Dillehay of the Vanderbilt University Department of Anthropology, discovered and dated coca leaves beneath house floors in the Nanchoc Valley of Peru. Dillehay and colleague describe their findings in a paper, which appears in the latest edition of Antiquity, a quarterly journal of archaeology...

2010-09-30 17:05:10

In two landmark studies published today in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis (DTA), UK and Swiss research teams reveal two techniques proven to identify dissolved cocaine in bottles of wine or rum. These tools will allow customs officials to quickly identify bottles being used to smuggle cocaine, without the need to open or disturb the container. Cocaine is among the most common drugs of abuse and a large number of imaginative techniques of smuggling cocaine through border controls have...

2010-07-20 09:30:00

ATLANTA, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Definition 6, an integrated interactive agency, today announced it won "Campaign of the Year" at the Ad Age Small Agency Awards held last week in New Orleans, in conjunction with the Ad Age Small Agency Conference. Definition 6 earned the award for the 'Happiness Machine' work it has created for Coca-Cola. In the video, Definition 6 secretly set up a modified Coca-Cola vending machine on the campus of St. John's University overnight. When unsuspecting...

2010-04-26 11:14:59

Cocaine toxicity due to drug overdose results in more than half a million emergency room visits annually. Despite these alarming statistics, there is no Food and Drug Administration-approved pharmacotherapy specifically designed to treat cocaine toxicity. Emergency medical personnel are limited to treating only the immediate life-threatening symptoms of patients, while toxic levels of cocaine and its metabolic break-down products persist and continue to damage the cardiovascular system, liver...

2010-03-30 09:24:00

ATHENS, March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola Hellenic, Company) announced today the filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Form 6-K of its audited IFRS financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 (the "Financial Statements"). Coca-Cola Hellenic also announced the filing with the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission of its Statutory Annual Report for 2009. The Financial Statements are...

2010-03-01 12:40:00

Serious negative impact of cocaine found in subtle areas of attention, behavior control Children exposed to cocaine in the womb face serious consequences from the drug, but fortunately not in certain critical physical and cognitive areas as previously believed, according to a new comprehensive review of research on the subject from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. When a pregnant woman uses cocaine, it can interrupt the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the baby,...

2010-01-14 12:41:35

Forensic pathologists have shown that over three per cent of all sudden deaths in south-west Spain are related to the use of cocaine. They believe their findings can be extrapolated to much of the rest of Europe, indicating that cocaine use is a growing public health problem in Europe and that there is no such thing as "safe" recreational use of small amounts of the drug. The study published in Europe's leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal [1] today (Wednesday 13 January),...

2010-01-14 08:37:34

Researchers warned that there is no 'safe' amount of cocaine to use, after a study found that up to 3 percent of all sudden deaths are linked to the drug. Even taking the smallest amount could lead to death from sudden heart problems. Although the data comes from south-west Spain, experts say the findings could be extrapolated to Britain and other European countries, where cocaine has overtaken heroin as the most popular class A drug. Out of 668 sudden deaths reported during the three-year...

2010-01-02 08:45:00

A recent study shows that a bacterial protein may help cocaine addicts break the habit. Cocaine esterase (CocE) is a naturally-occurring bacterial enzyme that breaks down cocaine, thereby reducing its addictive properties. The efficacy of CocE in animals and its suitability for treatment of addiction has been limited by its short half-life in the body. A recent study, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and reviewed by Faculty of 1000 Medicine's Friedbert...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Coca-Cola has chosen 20 inspiring people to be Torchbearers for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. The U.S. Torchbearers were selected because they each use their passion for positive living to affect meaningful, enduring changes in local and global communities. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/ccna/40427/ The Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame through Calgary, Canada, on January 18-19, 2010 as it...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.