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2013-08-14 23:25:05

Recent raids on Houston area businesses show that dangerous designer drugs such as synthetic marijuana are readily available to teens. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In late July, Houston Chronicle reported, area officers seized 5,800 packets of synthetic marijuana and bath salts in raids of stores in the area. Other recent raids across Texas have proven the wide availability of synthetic drugs which are sometimes sold in “smoke shops” or convenience stores. Synthetic drugs have...

Cocaine Changes Fat Metabolism
2013-08-09 14:22:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cocaine has long been thought to prevent weight gain in regular users by acting as an appetite suppressant, but new research from a team of UK scientists has found that the illegal drug actually has a metabolic effect that prevents the body from storing fat. While that may be seen as a desirable side-effect, these metabolic changes can result in dramatic weight gain during recovery – making the rehabilitation process even more...

Sanjay Gupta Apologizes For Misleading Public About Medical Marijuana
2013-08-08 17:51:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said on Wednesday night that he wanted to "apologize" for misleading the public with respect to medical marijuana. President Obama's former choice for Surgeon General said he made assumptions with respect to the drug that many testify has a valid medical use. "I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now," Gupta wrote in a CNN blog article that was published the next day....

2013-07-31 23:29:56

A shipment of cocaine from Colombia accidentally ended up in Denmark. With drug abuse rising so rapidly, the best solution is for abusers to seek professional assistance found at detox centers such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 As reported by NBC News Business (6/12), in Oops! Supermarket got drugs instead of bananas, that Colombian drug traffickers accidentally sent illegal drugs to Denmark instead. In Aarhus, western Denmark, police say employees at the...

Topiramate Treats Addiction
2013-07-19 09:37:32

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Topiramate is drug conventionally used to treat epilepsy and effect weight loss but it is currently being researched for its ability to help cocaine and alcohol addicts kick the habit. The results from this double-blind study offer hope that topiramate may help treat addiction. Several past studies have shown the drug to be effective for those addicted to either cocaine or alcohol, but no clinical trials have been performed on...

2013-07-08 23:19:36

Currently, seven countries offer illegal drug testing, but only one nation, Colombia, tests the substances on-site. Regardless of illegal substances consumed, drug abusers will often require the professional assistance found at detox centers such as Harbor Village. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 As reported by BBC News Health (6/28), “A Safer High? A Night With The Illegal Drug Checkers,” that in Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, drug checking...

Ritalin Improves Brain Function Cocaine Addicts
2013-06-28 08:40:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A single dose of Ritalin, a commonly prescribed drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), helps improve brain function in people addicted to cocaine, according to new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study was published in the current issue of JAMA Psychiatry and found Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate, modified connectivity in certain brain circuits that underlie...

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