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Drug Tests For Students Before Exams
2013-07-01 05:43:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online At least one UK neuroscientist is recommending students be tested for drugs such as Ritalin before being allowed to take an academic test, in much the same way athletes are forced to undergo screenings for steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. According to Josie Ensor and Rosa Silverman of The Telegraph, University of Cambridge professor Barbara Sahakian said medications, such as the widely-used ADHD treatment, are...

Ritalin Improves Brain Function Cocaine Addicts
2013-06-28 08:40:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A single dose of Ritalin, a commonly prescribed drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), helps improve brain function in people addicted to cocaine, according to new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study was published in the current issue of JAMA Psychiatry and found Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate, modified connectivity in certain brain circuits that underlie...

Addicted To Chocolate? Your Eyes May Just Be Able To Give You Away
2013-06-25 04:50:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Drexel University has found a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool can measure the brain’s pleasure response to tasting food through the eyes. If the results are validated, this method could have applications for research and clinical work in food addiction and obesity prevention. The study testing the use of electroretinography (ERG) to indicate increases in the neurotransmitter dopamine in the retina, was led...

Ritalin Not Linked To Substance Abuse
2013-05-30 10:55:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found no link between medications taken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance abuse in adulthood. Previous research has indicated that children with ADHD are more likely to develop into drug users as adults, and until now it was suspected that the stimulants taken to control this condition were responsible for the abuse....

2013-05-22 23:24:55

The Nutritional Magnesium Association at http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org announces sponsorship of the Color Burst 5K Fun Walk/Run to benefit non-profit organizations that help children and their families find non drug alternatives to behavior problems labeled as attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The event will take place in California's Orange County Irvine Lake recreational area located at 4621 Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado CA 92676, just south of...

Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...

Childhood ADHD Linked To Adult Obesity
2013-05-20 11:27:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults, say researchers who conducted a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that close to 1 in 10 children and teenagers have been diagnosed with ADHD, and that boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed as girls. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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