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2011-09-21 13:05:22

MGH study demonstrates what may be first feasible method to induce arousal from anesthesia Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the October issue of Anesthesiology, is the first demonstration in mammals of what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia. While there are...

2011-09-06 22:07:02

Universities and colleges need to do more to protect young adults from the dangers of illicit stimulant use and to educate them about harms, argue the authors of an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj111149.pdf. Students use stimulants to keep them alert to enhance their academic performance, although the perceived benefits are questionable. "The vast majority of the evidence shows no cognitive...

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2011-08-19 07:07:04

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the diagnoses of children with ADHD increased from 7% to 9% from 1998-2000 through 2007-2009.Dr. Lara J. Akinbami, lead author of the study told ABCNews.com, "ADHD continues to increase and that has implications for educational and health care because kids with ADHD disproportionately use more services, and there are several co-morbid conditions that go along with it."ADHD prevalence varies by race and ethnicity. Non-Hispanic whites saw...

2011-07-27 18:42:13

Giving amphetamines to adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can help them control their symptoms, but the side effects mean that some people do not manage to take them for very long. These conclusions were drawn by a team of five researchers working at Girona and Barcelona Universities in Spain, and published in a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a childhood onset disorder, but half of people with it find that the...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

WellStep Atlanta, a medical and behavioral treatment center in Roswell, Georgia, located in suburban north Atlanta announces the opening of the first multidisciplinary clinic specializing in ADHD-ADD. The Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD provides state of the art diagnosis and medical treatment of attention deficit disorder in adults and adolescents. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 WellStep Atlanta, an outpatient medical and behavioral treatment center, announces the opening of the Atlanta...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced the publication in Pediatrics of data demonstrating the efficacy of non-stimulant KAPVAY(TM) (clonidine hydrochloride) extended-release tablets when combined with stimulant medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents (6-17 years). This study, the first to evaluate KAPVAY in combination with...

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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...

2011-02-18 16:43:36

Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list. Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study of the response of youth to caffeine found that, in general, boys get a greater rush and more energy from caffeine than girls. Boys also reported they felt that caffeine had a positive effect on their athletic performance. Girls didn't report on this issue. The study, conducted by...

2011-02-09 17:46:00

EL CAJON, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 26, 2011, it was reported that 13 University of Iowa football players were affected so severely by rhabdomyolysis that they were hospitalized. Occurrences of rhabdomyolysis--muscle breakdown--are so rare that it suggests an additional causal factor, such as a drug. Drugs known as 'statins,' widely used to lower cholesterol, are known in rare cases to cause rhabdomyolysis. It seems more likely, however, that amphetamines,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.