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2012-06-04 19:26:51

Finding could help fight obesity epidemic Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that while a type of "good" fat found in the body can be activated by cold temperatures, it is not able to be activated by the drug ephedrine. The finding, published in today's issue of PNAS USA Early Edition, may lead to drugs or other methods aimed at activating the good fat, known as brown fat. When activated, brown fat burns calories and can help in the battle against obesity. "We propose...

2012-06-01 08:49:21

NIH-funded research shows genetics can predict success of smoking cessation and need for medications Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success, according to research published in today's American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers say the study moves health care providers a step closer to one day providing more individualized treatment plans to help patients quit smoking. The study was...

2012-05-30 05:26:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Athletes and gym-goers beware: a new study shows that DMAA, a stimulant found in many nutritional and sports supplements, does not come from natural substances and is made of synthetic compounds. The stimulant DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) can be found in many pre-workout supplements and is frequently labeled as part of the geranium plant. There is intense debate about the safety and origin of the stimulant because it was recently linked to the death of two U.S....

2012-05-29 23:02:04

PharmaCo Labs (SupplementsToWeightLoss LLC) today announced that their non-prescription weight loss pill, PhenObestin 37.5, has been proven to help people lose weight as quickly as prescription weight-loss drugs Phentermine and Adipex. This all-natural drug is packed with cutting edge science that helped those people lose weight with no side effects. Germantown, MD (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 More than one million people from around the world have used PhenObestin 37.5 to successfully lose weight,...

Chronic Cocaine Use Triggers Changes In Brain's Neuron Structure
2012-05-09 14:26:44

Chronic exposure to cocaine reduces the expression of a protein known to regulate brain plasticity, according to new, in vivo research on the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. That reduction drives structural changes in the brain, which produce greater sensitivity to the rewarding effects of cocaine. The finding suggests a potential new target for development of a treatment for cocaine addiction. It was published last month in Nature Neuroscience by researchers at the University at...

2012-05-03 05:22:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that cocaine is used by up to 21 million individuals worldwide, with approximately 1 per cent of these individuals becoming dependent. Now, a new study shows that frequent cocaine abuse can lead to accelerated aging of the brain. Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant that increases levels of dopamine, a brain chemical associated with pleasure and movement, in the brain´s reward circuit. The...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.