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Illicit Drug Use Rising In The US
2011-09-09 05:01:17

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reveals that drug use rose in the US between 2008 and 2010.

2011-08-17 12:10:15

A study using mice provides insight into how a specific receptor subtype in the brain could play a role in increasing a person's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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.

2011-05-05 06:00:00

SEATTLE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that its phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) inhibitors demonstrated robust efficacy in animal models of nicotine addiction.

2011-05-03 00:06:10

Exposure to secondhand smoke, such as a person can get by riding in an enclosed car while someone else smokes, has a direct, measurable impact on the brain—and the effect is similar to what happens in the brain of the person doing the smoking.

2011-04-22 12:34:30

Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Baby Boomers are aging in massive numbers. But behind closed doors the silent specter of drug addiction is also rising. This increase in substance abuse among the elderly, particularly prescription drug abuse, negatively impacts health, finances, and dims the idea of golden years.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.