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2012-05-08 13:47:06

Misuse of prescription drugs seen as 'more necessary' for success, study finds In the eyes of young college men, it's more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one's grades, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. And students who had themselves used stimulants without a prescription were more inclined to see such drug use as acceptable, according to the findings, which were...

2012-05-03 09:08:22

TAU researcher developing therapy to halt symptoms in Parkinson's patients Parkinson's disease, a disorder which affects movement and cognition, affects over a million Americans, including actor Michael J. Fox, who first brought it to the attention of many TV-watching Americans. It's characterized by a gradual loss of neurons that produce dopamine. Mutations in the gene known as DJ-1 lead to accelerated loss of dopaminergic neurons and result in the onset of Parkinson's symptoms at a young...

Are You A Lazy Slacker? You May Have Been Born That Way
2012-05-02 14:00:13

Image Credit: Photos.com New brain research suggests lazy people could be naturally born that way. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study was performed by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University who found evidence which suggests a person´s willingness to work hard and make money are tied to specific chemicals in 3 areas of the brain. The scientists also say these new studies could improve the treatment and research of Attention-Deficit Disorder, Depression...

2012-04-30 13:08:17

Discovery has implications for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease–and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression. Previously, researchers in the laboratory of Gladstone Investigator Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, discovered how an...

What Comes Up Must Go Down: Teens On Ecstasy And Speed
2012-04-19 12:29:07

After studying speed and ecstasy use in teenagers for 5 years, University of Montreal researchers have found that the drugs can actually cause depression. The study followed thousands of Canadian teenagers who used speed (meth/amphetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at ages 15 and 16. The results show these teens experienced severe depressive symptoms a year later. “Our findings are consistent with other human and animal studies that suggest long-term negative influences of synthetic drug...

Study Analyzes Risk Of Death With Drug Use
2012-04-18 07:02:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A recent study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada found that those who are addicted to opioids have a higher risk of death than those who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Opioid, a psychoactive chemical, increases a person´s risk of death by 5.71 percent. The next highest disorders include addicts of methamphetamine (4.67 percent), cannabis (3.85 percent), alcohol (3.83 percent), and cocaine (2.96 percent)....

2012-04-12 09:23:28

Today´s anti-depressant medications can ease depression in Parkinson´s patients without worsening other symptoms of the disease, according to a study published online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Depression is the number-one factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson´s disease,” said Irene Hegeman Richard, M.D., who led the study. “It causes a great deal of suffering among...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.