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Cocaine Addiction Never Goes Away
2013-09-23 13:00:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The modern approach to handling an addiction is to recognize it as a disease that cannot be cured – only managed. A new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry reinforces this notion: that a recovering addict is constantly haunted by their days of substance abuse – even after a long period of abstinence. As researchers scramble to answer the 'chicken or the egg' questions surrounding addiction, they are becoming increasingly...

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children Experience Reward
2013-09-12 07:36:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Stanford University have shown that oxytocin, the so-called “love hormone,” is involved in a wider range of social interactions than previously understood, findings that may have implications for neurological disorders such as autism as well as scientific conceptions of our evolutionary heritage. Scientists estimate that the advent of social living preceded the emergence of pair living by about 35 million...

Cocaine Rapidly Rewires Brain
2013-08-26 10:11:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When mice are introduced to cocaine, the neurons in their brains become rapidly rewired to begin looking for the drug, even it if means not eating. Researchers from California now say this discovery could explain the first steps of addiction in humans. Armed with a microscope, some mice and a small amount of cocaine, the researchers introduced the animals to the drug and measured the growth of high-level brain circuits inside the...

2013-08-21 13:13:10

Finding offers clue to developing treatments for misuse of illicit drugs Scientists today reported a possible basis for why food-restricted animals show increased susceptibility to drugs of abuse. This association has puzzled researchers since it was first observed more than three decades ago. Senior author Michael Beckstead, Ph.D., from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, said the team found that dopamine neurons in a brain region called...

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...

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