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What Comes Up Must Go Down: Teens On Ecstasy And Speed
2012-04-19 12:29:07

After studying speed and ecstasy use in teenagers for 5 years, University of Montreal researchers have found that the drugs can actually cause depression. The study followed thousands of Canadian teenagers who used speed (meth/amphetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at ages 15 and 16. The results show these teens experienced severe depressive symptoms a year later. “Our findings are consistent with other human and animal studies that suggest long-term negative influences of synthetic drug...

2011-12-28 06:29:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Postpartum depression affects children´s social and emotional development. According to this study, Oxytocin, a hormone associated with love and produced naturally in the body, can help protect children from the negative effects of maternal depression. Led by Ruth Feldman, PhD, Professor at the Department of Psychology and the Gonda Brain Sciences Center, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, researchers found children exposed to maternal depression throughout the...

2011-12-20 15:10:59

Emotional differences between the rich and poor, as depicted in such Charles Dickens classics as “A Christmas Carol” and “A Tale of Two Cities,” may have a scientific basis. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that people in the lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to suffering, and quicker to express compassion than their more affluent counterparts. By comparison, the UC Berkeley study found that individuals in...

2011-10-21 16:45:00

DEA has exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control and regulate chemicals commonly abused. Often marketed as "bath salts" or "plant food", these chemicals are dangerous and potentially deadly and represent an imminent threat to public health and safety, prompting DEA action. These chemicals mainly come from overseas and are commonly repackaged and distributed at the retail level. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

2011-09-18 07:00:00

On September 21, nonprofit scientific and educational organization the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will commemorate 25 years of groundbreaking research into the risks and therapeutic potentials of psychedelics and medical marijuana with an evening lecture series and benefit auction in Seattle, WA. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2011 On September 21, nonprofit scientific and educational organization the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic...

2011-09-02 07:00:00

This September, the nonprofit research and education organization Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) celebrates the launch of its new Canadian affiliate, MAPS Canada, with two historic benefit events in Victoria and Vancouver and. These events will spread awareness of and help raise funds for a new wave of research into the risks and benefits of psychedelic therapy in Canada. For more information about these events and MAPS Canadaâs innovative research,...

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2011-08-21 14:42:25

MDMA, better known as the recreational drug ecstasy, could be used to treat leukemia, lymphoma, and certain other types of blood cancer, a new Birmingham University study has claimed. Writing in the journal Investigational New Drugs, researchers from the school claimed that they successfully made the drug, which had already been proven effective against certain types of white blood cell cancers, 100 times more effective. Previously, the dosage required for treatment of these types of...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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