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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...

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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....

2013-10-15 11:55:31

People with ADHD and substance dependence rarely respond as they should to ADHD medication. A randomized study from Karolinska Institutet now shows that it is possible to obtain the desired efficacy by administering the drug in higher doses. The results of the study are published in the scientific journal Addiction. ADHD is much more common in people who use drugs than in the population at large. ADHD can be treated with methylphenidate, a CNS stimulant used for both children and adults....

2013-10-11 13:18:32

Findings alleviate safety concerns over drugs -- Zyban and Champix A study to assess whether patients prescribed smoking cessation drugs are at an increased risk of suicide, self-harm and treated depression compared with users of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has found no evidence of an increased risk. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Bristol, are published online in the British Medical Journal [BMJ] today [11 October]. Varenicline (brand name Champix in the...

2013-10-07 13:46:06

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Jocelyne Caboche on Sunday Oct. 6 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain The extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway plays a role in multiple drug addictions and appears to modulate neuronal plasticity through epigenetic mechanisms, say French scientists. The discovery could pave the way for new therapeutic options for treating drug addictions, the researchers claim. "The molecular adaptations induced by ERK...

2013-10-07 13:15:28

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Jocelyne Caboche on Sunday Oct. 6 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain The extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway plays a role in multiple drug addictions and appears to modulate neuronal plasticity through epigenetic mechanisms, say French scientists. The discovery could pave the way for new therapeutic options for treating drug addictions, the researchers claim. "The molecular adaptations induced by ERK...

Cocaine Addiction Never Goes Away
2013-09-23 13:00:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The modern approach to handling an addiction is to recognize it as a disease that cannot be cured – only managed. A new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry reinforces this notion: that a recovering addict is constantly haunted by their days of substance abuse – even after a long period of abstinence. As researchers scramble to answer the 'chicken or the egg' questions surrounding addiction, they are becoming increasingly...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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