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Ritalin May Help Wake Up The Brain After Surgery
2011-09-23 06:20:42

  New research in the journal Anesthesiology shows that Ritalin, given to anesthetized rats, allows them to come around quicker than those not given the stimulant. Dr. Emory Brown, a professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology says, “It´s like giving a shot of adrenaline to the brain.” According to an MIT press release, there are currently no drugs to aid patients in coming out of...

2011-09-07 20:13:41

UC Riverside researchers also find connection between sales of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages and violent crime Violent crime could be reduced significantly if policymakers at the local level limit the number of neighborhood liquor stores and ban the sale of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages, according to separate studies led by University of California, Riverside researchers. In the first of two groundbreaking studies published in the September issue of the...

2011-09-06 20:58:13

The scientific and political worlds were transfixed in late 2009 when UK drugs advisor Dr. David Nutt was sacked by Home Secretary Alan Johnson for his controversial views on the harmfulness of different drugs and the lack of evidence behind current drug policy, views first publicized in a Lancet report in 2007. Scientists at the time were unanimous that scholarly research such as Nutt's should not be subject to political attack, but a new article in the scholarly journal Addiction points out...

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2011-07-19 07:45:00

Liquor sales were suspended in Ecuador for 72-hours after 21 people died from drinking homemade aguardiente made with methanol. A press conference, which included Health Minister David Chiriboga and Security Minister Homero Arellan, was held on Sunday to announce a nationwide ban on alcohol sales. In addition, a national health emergency was declared. Police have confiscated 28 containers in Los Rios province, where most of the deaths have occurred. Some of the containers were reported to...

2011-06-13 15:45:30

A new study indicates high rates of injection drug use in urban Canadian Aboriginal youth, particularly in women, and points to the need for culturally specific prevention programs, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101257.pdf Aboriginal leadership is alarmed at the levels of substance abuse in their young people, especially injection drug use, which is associated with HIV and hepatitis C virus infections....

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Following the death of her son, Julius, to the highly addictive bodybuilding/club drug GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate), Suki deJong directed and produced the film All Apologies to increase awareness of GHB, commonly known as the "date-rape" drug. All Apologies, a short (22-min.) documentary, has been re-mastered and updated to spread the word about this insidious drug. (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 April 22, 2011 - Boynton Beach, Florida - Following the death of her son, Julius, to the highly...

2011-04-21 23:04:41

Illicit drug overdose deaths declined dramatically after the establishment of North America's first supervised injection facility located in Vancouver, Canada, according to the findings of a groundbreaking new study published in The Lancet. In the first peer-reviewed study to assess the impact of supervised injection sites on overdose mortality, researchers observed a 35% reduction in overdose deaths in the immediate vicinity of a pilot injection facility called Insite located in Vancouver,...

2011-04-18 21:09:09

Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside dropped by 35 per cent after the establishment of Insite, North America's first supervised injection facility, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Published today in The Lancet, the study is the first to assess the impact of supervised injection sites on overdose mortality. Researchers compared nearly 300 case reports from the British...

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2011-04-17 06:25:00

A new study has found that drinking energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than drinking alcohol alone. Researchers determined that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of being intoxicated was greater. "Young people are now drinking alcohol in different ways than they have in the past," Cecile A. Marczinski, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University and first author of the study, said in a statement. "Classic mixed...

2011-04-06 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recovering economy resulted in improved growth for beverage alcohol sales, but the impact was mixed among the liquor, wine and beer categories. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2011, distilled spirits and wine saw positive results and continued to take share away from the beer category in 2010. Also, retail sales' growth showed signs of recovery as consumers slowly returned to the "trading...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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