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2010-06-29 06:03:00

Findings Make Early Parental Action with Daughters Even More Critical NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse. According to a new research analysis of the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study...

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2010-04-20 06:45:00

While ecstasy became infamous as a drug taken at night clubs or during parties, new research suggests that it might help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ecstasy, also known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), was outlawed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in 1985. However, researchers led by South Carolina psychiatrist Dr. Michael Mithoefer, found that the drug helped PTSD patients overcome their symptoms. Mithoefer conducted a study involving 20 patients,...

2010-04-19 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing pivotal regulatory procedures for one of America's fastest growing sectors, industry leaders will gather to meet with lawmakers and government officials at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) on May 24-26, 2010 at the Park Hyatt in Washington, DC. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041004/MDMALOGO ) Meeting attendees will hear...

2010-02-23 14:34:29

Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study from UK researchers suggests that for those who regularly use ecstasy or other recreational drugs, this kind of memory lapse is more common. Their research, which uncovered potential links between memory deficits and cocaine for the first time, appears in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. Florentia Hadjiefthyvoulou, John Fisk, and Nikola Bridges from the University of...

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2010-02-04 10:20:08

Exposure to ecstasy or cocaine during adolescence increases the "reinforcing effects" that make people vulnerable to developing an addiction. This is the main conclusion of a research team from the University of Valencia (UV), which has shown for the first time how these changes persist into adulthood. "Although MDMA and cocaine are psychoactive substances frequently used by teenagers, very few studies have been done to analyze the short and long-term consequences of joint exposure to these...

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2010-01-29 13:15:00

British researchers said on Friday that the so-called "club drug" ecstasy is more likely than other stimulant - like speed or crystal meth - to kill young, healthy people who are not known as regular drug users, Reuters reported. In fact, those who died after taking ecstasy were mainly younger and healthier than those who died after taking amphetamines, according to a study of stimulant-deaths in Britain between 1997 and 2007. "The results of the study appeared to show young people are...

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2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...

2009-11-25 14:25:22

Drug users are well informed about the harms associated with the drugs they use, and perceive alcohol and tobacco to be amongst the most dangerous substances, according to a survey by UCL (University College London) and Imperial College London researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest that the current system of classifying psychoactive drugs in the UK may need to be revisited. The study, led by Dr Celia Morgan and Professor Valerie Curran at UCL,...

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2009-11-17 13:05:00

New research shows that frequent use of ketamine - a drug popular with clubbers - is being linked with memory problems, BBC News reported. Researchers from the University College London carried out a range of memory and psychological tests on 120 people and found that frequent users performed poorly on skills such as recalling names, conversations and patterns. Additionally, the drug may also cause kidney and bladder damage, according to previous studies. The London team and charity...

2009-11-12 11:36:48

A new study carried out at the University of Haifa has found that the oxytocin hormone, known as the 'love hormone,' also affects antisocial behaviors, such as envy and gloating A new study carried out at the University of Haifa has found that the hormone oxytocin, the "love hormone", which affects behaviors such as trust, empathy and generosity, also affects opposite behaviors, such as jealousy and gloating. "Subsequent to these findings, we assume that the hormone is an overall trigger for...