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2013-05-09 23:33:13

Recovery Associates Delivers Khat Drug Treatment Options Toward a Better Lifestyle West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Recovery Associates delivers Khat Drug Treatment options toward a better lifestyle. Research indicates that use of the mind-altering drug Khat causes serious side effects to brain chemistry and leaves a person craving its addictive taste. Pronounced “cot,” Khat contains cathinone, a controlled substance with no recognized therapeutic use. According to...

2012-03-07 21:37:55

A new study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers shows that a majority of medical students in Yemen believe that chewing the plant khat is harmful to one's health but they would not advise their patients to quit. The study, which is published online in the journal Substance Abuse, was done by BUSM class of 2013 students Paul Yi, John Kim and Khalil Hussein. Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology at BUSM and a physician specializing in...

2011-12-15 07:55:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Khat, a natural stimulant that is chewed, can increase the risk of death and stroke in patients with heart disease, according to this study. Since ancient times, people in the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa have chewed the fresh leaves of the Catha edulis plant which has effects similar to amphetamines and cocaine. It causes euphoria, hyperactivity, restlessness, loss of appetite and weight loss. In Yemen, some people have khat picnics, chewing the leaves...

2011-12-13 11:59:25

Chewing the natural stimulant khat increases the risk of death and stroke in patients with heart disease compared to those who are not users, according to new research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Since ancient times, people in the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa have chewed the fresh leaves of the Catha edulis plant which has effects similar to amphetamines and cocaine. It causes euphoria, hyperactivity, restlessness, loss of appetite and weight loss. In...

2008-07-12 18:00:19

Text of report by Somali Holy Koran Radio on 12 July [Presenter] Flight operations in Ugaas Khalifa airport in Beled Weyne have been disrupted following ban by Union of Islamic Courts [UIC] against a businessman who trades in khat [narcotic plant] for allegedly having relations with Ethiopian troops. Ibrahim Muhammad Gedi has more details. [Gedi] Flight operations at the Ugaas Khalifa airport in Beled Weyne were disrupted after UIC forces banned [words in distinct] a man named Sharif...

2006-07-26 16:44:15

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities in six states on Wednesday arrested 44 suspected members of an international drug ring that smuggled more than 25 tons of the stimulant khat worth more than $10 million from Africa to U.S. cities. The arrests resulted from what authorities called the largest investigation of khat trafficking in U.S. history and coincided with fears the drug was growing in U.S. popularity and becoming a source of funding for Somali warlords. "We...


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