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When Parents Use Methamphetamines Child Abuse and Foster Care Admissions Increase
2012-07-02 12:01:08

Methamphetamine abuse leads to an increase in child abuse and neglect, which causes an increase in foster care admissions, according to a study from Baylor University. The study, published online in the journal Economic Inquiry, found that a 1 percent increase in meth use led to a 1.5 percent increase in foster care admissions. It is the first study to provide evidence for meth abuse's causal effect on foster home admissions. Follow this link to read the entire study:...

2012-06-30 23:00:20

SupplementsToWeightLoss LLC (DBA: PharmaCo Labs) and also Classe Wines LLC signed a 5 years lease on a warehouse. Germantown, MD (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 SupplementsToWeightLoss LLC (DBA: PharmaCo Labs) and also Classe Wines LLC, a new and upcoming wine retailer, has today announced that they have signed a 5 years lease on a warehouse in Vienna, Virginia. The warehouse will be used to store premium wines that the company will be selling direct to consumers....

2012-06-25 10:55:40

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a set of neurons in the part of the brain that controls hunger, and found that these neurons are not only associated with overeating, but also linked to non-food associated behaviors, like novelty-seeking and drug addiction. Published in the June 24 online issue of Nature Neuroscience, the study was led by Marcelo O. Dietrich, postdoctoral associate, and Tamas L. Horvath, the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Research...

2012-06-18 23:31:12

A single-dose vaccine capable of providing immunity against the effects of cocaine offers a novel and groundbreaking strategy for treating cocaine addiction is described in an article published Instant Online in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com) The article is available free online at the Human Gene Therapy website (http://www.liebertpub.com/hum). "This is a very novel approach for addressing the huge medical problem of...

2012-06-11 21:25:24

PET imaging studies reveal how an inoculation against cocaine addiction uses the body's own immune system to prevent a high Addicts unable to kick a cocaine habit could one day be vaccinated against cocaine and see proof with a molecular imaging technique that shows how the vaccine prompts antibodies to whisk away the drug before it can reach the brain, say researchers at SNM's 59th Annual Meeting. "Vaccination offers a whole new treatment paradigm for drug addiction," says Shankar...

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2012-06-05 16:46:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Since "zombie attacker" Rudy Eugene made headlines over the Memorial Day weekend, lawmakers in Canada are now trying to ban the drug that led a man to chew another man's face off. Eugene, a 31-year-old, was shot and killed by police after he attacked and began to consume the face of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo in Miami, Florida. The attack was reminiscent of what would be written out in a zombie movie, but was actually caused by a drug known as "bath salts."...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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