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Dopamine Receptor Gene Variant Linked To Longevity
2013-01-04 10:02:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study by brain researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also impact healthy aging. Their findings were published in the January 2 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. In the paper, the researchers described how the gene variant, known as DRD4 7R allele, is associated with both active personality traits and longer...

2013-01-03 08:26:42

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savant HWP, Inc. today announced the receipt of a three-year grant to support the development of 18-MC (18-methoxycoronaridine) as a potential orally active treatment for drug addiction, obesity and other forms of compulsive behavior. The grant, Award Number U01DA034986 given by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides a total of $6,486,657 to support IND-enabling studies and...

2012-12-30 05:02:20

In most media discussion of the triggers to violence in America, there has been silence about the causative effects of epidemic substance abuse. Celebrate Radio and its weekly Reaching Up series will concentrate on this cause as well as mental illness and the proliferation of guns in interviews and psas and help get sponsorship for Teen-Anon youth recovery groups. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 In the wake of the horrific December and earlier mass shootings and the national...

Ole Miss Talks About Pot
2012-12-29 10:55:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Even though the use of marijuana was recently legalized in the states of Colorado and Washington, and is currently available for medical purposes in 18 different states as well as the District of Columbia, possession of it remains a federal crime - except at the University of Mississippi. According to Jared Robert Senseman of The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger, that's because in 1968, the Oxford, Mississippi-based school...

Teenagers Becoming Less Concered With Dangers Of Marijuana Use
2012-12-19 17:08:10

[Watch Video: Teens Less Concerned With Marijuana Dangers] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new survey, fewer teens see smoking pot as harmful, but the increase in everyday smokers is starting to level out. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that 36 percent of high school seniors surveyed in 2012 said they smoked marijuana at least once in the previous year. Marijuana has been the most-popular illicit drug, and for the past...

2012-12-19 12:24:55

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) - an annual survey on teen drug abuse tracking 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows a multi-year surge in childhood marijuana use among the nation's school-aged children. This escalating trend, especially when combined with a significant drop in the perceptions of risk that adolescents (notably 12-13 year olds) associate with...

2012-10-03 10:23:57

Leading Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Offers Red Ribbon Week Resources to Raise Awareness of Synthetic Drug Abuse CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, 2012, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is working to build awareness among communities regarding the dangerous health risks associated with synthetic drug use. Banned by state and federal governments, synthetic drugs like K2 and bath salts have proven to be a...

Illicit Drug Use By Teens On The Rise In US Schools
2012-08-23 11:48:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) in New York City found that 90 percent of high school students in the U.S. are aware of fellow students using illicit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, during school hours. In the study, conducted from April 18 to May 17, the teens noted that around 17 percent of students were abusing drugs during school hours; this amounts...

2012-08-16 02:22:41

Original Song and Music Video Competition Part of National Drug Facts Week NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the launch of the third annual GRAMMY Foundation(®) and MusiCares(®) Teens! Make Music Contest. Announced by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, along with the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares -- the two nonprofit organizations of The Recording Academy(®)-- the contest asks young musicians, ages 14 - 18, to compose or create an original song...

2012-07-31 06:26:05

~"The Medicine Abuse Project" Will Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicine in Five Years~ NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, announces that Abbott Laboratories, Purdue Pharma, A&E, Horizon Media, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Aetna and Pfizer have joined with inaugural partners Mallinkrodt, the pharmaceuticals business of Covidien, Cardinal...