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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...

Topiramate Treats Addiction
2013-07-19 09:37:32

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Topiramate is drug conventionally used to treat epilepsy and effect weight loss but it is currently being researched for its ability to help cocaine and alcohol addicts kick the habit. The results from this double-blind study offer hope that topiramate may help treat addiction. Several past studies have shown the drug to be effective for those addicted to either cocaine or alcohol, but no clinical trials have been performed on...

2013-07-17 11:03:40

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered that a single dose of methylphenidate (MPH), used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, helps to improve balance control during walking, hence reducing the risk of falls among elderly adults. Falls in older adults are the leading cause of hip fractures and other injury-related visits to emergency rooms and of accidental death. Age-related deterioration in gait and balance is a major...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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