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2011-02-28 10:10:00

Evidence that brain's reward/motivation circuits are linked to compulsive overeating A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively overeat, or binge: In binge eaters but not ordinary obese subjects, the mere sight or smell of favorite foods triggers a spike in dopamine "” a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation. The findings "” published...

2006-03-23 14:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A once-daily, controlled-release formulation of Ritalin, also known by its generic name methylphenidate, to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less likely to lead to abuse than the traditional immediate-release methylphenidate. Dr. Thomas J. Spencer from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues compared the abuse potential of immediate-release and controlled-release methylphenidate in 12 healthy...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'