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2011-07-18 12:10:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, 2011, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III sentenced a defendant charged with selling Ecstasy to 26 months in prison, less than half the 63 to 78 months recommended by current sentencing guidelines. This watershed event took place because the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the defendant, presented scientific evidence challenging the sentencing guidelines as being promulgated in a time of...

2011-06-24 12:43:25

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which affects one child in 25,000. Children born with this syndrome have a range of complex neurological and developmental problems which continue into adult life. These can manifest as cognitive and behavioral difficulties, weight gain, problems in controlling their temper and attendant difficulties in socialization. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, demonstrates that the hormone...

2011-04-19 19:27:00

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April 20th signals 420 events all over the world. Perhaps not as well known as other observances, the 20th day of April at 4:20 in the afternoon is the signal for cannabis users to gather in parks, on campuses and other locations to smoke pot publicly and otherwise flaunt laws against the drug, says Narconon. Starting about four years ago, 420 has taken on a different meaning as enterprising music promotion companies began parlaying modest 420...

2011-04-07 10:35:00

Dutch researchers have found that long term use of the drug ecstasy can cause structural brain damage, according to a report published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The hippocampus is the area of the brain responsible for long term memory and was the focus of this study. MRI scans were used to measure the volume of the hippocampus in two groups of young men. Ten of them were in their mid-20s who were long term ecstasy users, while the other group consisted of seven...

2011-03-30 06:20:00

Australian researchers studying the effects of drug use in the real world, attended parties where people were using a particular drug known as ecstasy (which often also contains a variety of other drugs), discovering that the drug posed far greater risk on users' brains than anyone previously believed. Dr. Thomas Newton, a professor at Baylor College of Medicine, who was not involved in the study, told Reuters that what was most concerning "is that most studies looking at toxicity in people...

2011-02-15 08:52:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the journal Addiction published online the results of a neuroscience study finding no evidence of impaired cognitive performance in users of Ecstasy, the street name for the chemical known as MDMA. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, improves on earlier studies in several ways. It used subjects who used few or no other drugs or alcohol, compared those subjects to others from the same...

2011-02-15 07:45:00

Ecstasy use does not impair a person's cognitive function or diminish their mental ability, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study compared 52 users of Ecstasy, also known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, with 59 non-users. They found that using the drug, which the NIDA says "is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline" and "produces feelings of increased...

2011-02-03 18:17:50

University of Granada scientists have been the first to analyze the relation between drug abuse and recognition of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, wrath, fear, sadness and disgust). This study was carried out with a sample including 123 polysubstance abusers and 67 no-drug users. University of Granada scientists have been the first to analyze the relation between drug abuse and recognition of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, wrath, fear, sadness and disgust) by drug-abusers. Thus,...

2011-01-11 09:00:00

WASHINGTON D.C. and MINNEAPOLIS, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MDMA (Medical Device Manufacturers Association), the leading national trade association for innovative and entrepreneurial medical technology companies and WMDO (World Medical Device Organization), the leading global provider of innovative online training for medical device professionals, announced today a business alliance that offers MDMA Members complete access to WMDO's extensive catalogue of professional online...

2010-12-15 11:11:17

Ecstasy produces loving feelings and alters perception of others MDMA or 'ecstasy' increases feelings of empathy and social connection. These 'empathogenic' effects suggest that MDMA might be useful to enhance the psychotherapy of people who struggle to feel connected to others, as may occur in association with autism, schizophrenia, or antisocial personality disorder. However, these effects have been difficult to measure objectively, and there has been limited research in humans. Now,...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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