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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified abnormal brain structures in the frontal lobe of cocaine users' brains which are linked to their compulsive cocaine-using behavior.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University (SBU) have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control group and exploring the effects of recent cocaine use and abstinence.
Researchers in the United States have discovered that accidental overdose deaths involving cocaine rise when the average weekly ambient temperature passes 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Parts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviors and emotions show different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, even when both groups perform equally well on a psychological test.
Cocaine use can have toxic effects on brain cells (neurons) that produce dopamine, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears today in the journal Psychiatry Research.
A team of scientists believe they have discovered a part of the brain which responds to cocaine use. The results of their research may further explain why some users make cocaine use a habit while others become social users.
Cocaine users seem to have an unusually high incidence of coronary artery aneurysms, weakened areas of heart blood vessels that raise the risk of heart attacks, new research finds.