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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...

2013-09-02 19:11:20

Dr Dohi said: "Smokers are twice as likely to have a heart attack as people who have never smoked. Quitting smoking is the most important thing people can do to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. But until now, studies have not examined whether the increased risk caused by smoking is completely reversed after smoking cessation." The current study investigated how the vascular system is altered by smoking and whether the changes can be normalised by smoking cessation. The...

Cocaine Rapidly Rewires Brain
2013-08-26 10:11:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When mice are introduced to cocaine, the neurons in their brains become rapidly rewired to begin looking for the drug, even it if means not eating. Researchers from California now say this discovery could explain the first steps of addiction in humans. Armed with a microscope, some mice and a small amount of cocaine, the researchers introduced the animals to the drug and measured the growth of high-level brain circuits inside the...

2013-08-21 23:27:21

Passages Malibu comments on the rising use of central nervous stimulants to treat ADHD in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 A new study published in the Drug Abuse Warning Network on August 8th revealed that nonmedical use of central nervous system (CNS) stimulants is driving more young people to seek medical treatment in emergency rooms across the country. Among young adults aged 18 to 34, CNS stimulants involved with alcohol led to 5,605 ER visits in 2005, but that number...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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