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2011-07-14 15:46:53

Even after accounting for current crack use, a new study finds that women in drug court who are experiencing current major depression are more likely to use crack within four months than other women in drug court. The paper's lead author argues that depression screening and treatment may be important components of drug court services for crack-using women. Women who are clinically depressed at the time they enter drug court have a substantially higher risk of using crack cocaine within four...

2011-02-15 08:23:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Crack, cocaine, marijuana "¦ we all know that illegal drugs are bad for your health, but a new study suggests they could also increase your risks of having a stroke. A new study from the University of Cincinnati found that illegal drug use among stroke patients rose more than nine-fold, over a 13 year period.Researchers say this increase in recreational drug use could explain why they're starting to see more strokes in younger patients. "We know that stroke...

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2011-01-05 07:39:51

The vaccine is poised to move quickly into human trials Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. In their study, published January 4, 2011, in the advanced online edition of Molecular Therapy, the researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer...

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2010-11-01 08:05:00

When both the effects on the individual and the impact on society as whole is taken into account, alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack cocaine, claims a new study published in UK scientific journal The Lancet. In their report, former British government drug advisor David Nutt and researchers with the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) tested 20 drugs using 16 different measures of harm caused both to the individual taking the substance as well as to wider society....

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2010-03-31 13:43:34

Teens with a history of crack or cocaine use are significantly more likely to engage in unprotected sex than youth who have never used these drugs, putting themselves at increased risk for HIV, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Researchers from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center report that teens in psychiatric care who used crack and/or cocaine at least once were six times more likely to use condoms inconsistently,...

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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,...

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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...

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2009-10-20 05:57:35

The daily smoking of crack cocaine increases the risk of spreading HIV, according to a Canadian study published on Monday. The researchers did a nine-year study which analyzed the connection between drug use and HIV in Vancouver's extremely poor Downtown Eastside, one of Canada's most notoriously drug infested neighborhoods. They said the findings show the need to implement new efforts to help drug addicts, like opening "safe inhalation rooms." The study, published in the Canadian Medical...

2009-09-17 13:54:21

Authorities in California said they arrested a man who allegedly traded his father's car for about $50 worth of crack cocaine. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the home of a 74-year-old man just after 4 a.m. Wednesday and the man told them his 39-year-old son had taken his Lincoln, The Fresno (Calif.) Bee reported Thursday. Sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said the 39-year-old returned while deputies were still at the house and investigators learned he had traded...

2009-08-29 13:32:22

Foul play is not suspected in the recent death of disc jockey DJ AM at his New York apartment, a police spokesman says. The New York Times said the body of DJ AM, whose real names was Adam Goldstein, was found in his Soho apartment on late Friday afternoon by emergency officials responding to a 911 call from a concerned friend. An unidentified official said a crack cocaine pipe and unspecified prescription drugs were found near Goldstein's body. Goldstein admitted in a 2007 interview that he...