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2013-11-18 23:31:07

Smokers who participated in the St. Helena Center for a Smoke-Free Life residential stop-smoking program in Napa Valley have a 57% quit smoking success rate after one year, according to research study published in the September 2013 issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings Journal. St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Smokers who participated in the St. Helena Center for a Smoke-Free Life residential stop-smoking program in Napa Valley have a 57% success rate after one year. Results of...

2013-11-12 09:48:34

A father's cocaine use may make his sons less sensitive to the drug and thereby more likely to resist addictive behaviors, suggests new findings from an animal study presented by Penn Medicine researchers at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The study, led by Mathieu Wimmer, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of R. Christopher Pierce, PhD, associate professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the...

2013-11-07 12:47:15

Rutgers study could lead to a better understanding of human addiction – alcohol, tobacco and food – as well as substance abuse Cocaine addicts may become trapped in drug binges – not because of the euphoric highs they are chasing but rather the unbearable emotional lows they desperately want to avoid. In a study published today online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers University Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Professor Mark West, and doctoral student David Barker in the...

2013-10-29 23:00:14

New book combines crime thriller and self-help advice. Manhattan, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Currently, the United States, Russia and even Nigeria are enforcing stricter laws for smokers. With an increase in harsh regulations, quitting smoking may seem like the easiest option. However, battling nicotine addictions is much harder than simply following new legislation. In his new book, “Crooked,” author Frederick McClendon takes a new approach to self-help books by molding his advice...

Cocaine Addiction Treated With Epilepsy Drug
2013-10-26 05:03:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A medication currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and migraines could also be the first drug capable of effectively treating cocaine addiction, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Bankole A. Johnson, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and colleagues recruited 142 adults who were seeking treatment for...

Drug And Alcohol Use In Truck Drivers
2013-10-23 04:48:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Drinking and doing drugs on the job are commonplace among truck drivers around the world, according to a research review of international data published in Monday in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In an editorial published alongside the review, Allard van der Beek, a professor at the Institute for Health and Care Research at VU University in Amsterdam, said the findings are "a cause for concern," not only in terms...

good food dopamine lowering blood pressure
2013-10-16 09:42:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Feelings of happiness are triggered by the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. A few of the common triggers for dopamine release are food, sex and drugs. Once the brain receives a dose of dopamine, it is not content with a onetime burst of joy but instead remembers the feeling and works to achieve it again and again. Dopamine enables us to remember how to make decisions that once again give us that happiness kick....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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