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Drug Tests For Students Before Exams
2013-07-01 05:43:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online At least one UK neuroscientist is recommending students be tested for drugs such as Ritalin before being allowed to take an academic test, in much the same way athletes are forced to undergo screenings for steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. According to Josie Ensor and Rosa Silverman of The Telegraph, University of Cambridge professor Barbara Sahakian said medications, such as the widely-used ADHD treatment, are...

2013-06-28 23:16:53

In-demand market research report “India Quarterly Beverage Tracker Report Q1 2013” developed by Canadean has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Indian market for alcoholic beverages has experienced stable growth over the past ten years given the rising interest from the consumer side. The local alcohol consumption is expected to grow by over 10,000 million litres in the upcoming years to be over 18,500 million liters in 2015. India...

Synthetic Drugs Skyrocketing UN Report
2013-06-26 11:13:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The development of synthetic, designer drugs often outpaces the laws designed to control them, and a new report from the United Nations described a sharp rise in the proliferation of these so-called “legal highs.” “New harmful substances have been emerging with unfailing regularity on the drug scene,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. “The international drug control system is floundering for the first time under...

2013-06-19 11:05:24

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has released a summary report outlining policy strategies to reduce the harms related to alcohol, with a focus on the province of Ontario, Canada. In the report titled 'Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Ontario: A Provincial Summary Report,' CAMH Senior Scientist Norman Giesbrecht outlines Ontario's policy strengths and provides recommendations to help decrease the $2.9 billion attributed annually to the direct and indirect costs...

Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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