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Lasers May Help Cure Cocaine Addiction
2013-04-05 09:03:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New hope for the estimated 1.4 million Americans addicted to cocaine could come in the form of a laser-inspired treatment that could effectively turn off their craving for the illicit drug, claims research published in this week´s edition of the journal Nature. According to HealthDay News, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the US National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) used laser light to...

2013-04-04 23:00:43

Delray Recovery Center is Florida facility that offers individual treatment plans for drug addiction, alcohol addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. The center is releasing a new infographic on the dangers of bath salt abuse, which is becoming an increasing problem throughout the U.S. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Bath salts can cause heart attacks, stroke, swelling of the brain, coma and death, according to the...

2013-03-28 22:10:37

Varenicline reduces depressive mood, craving and reward value of cigarettes when smokers attempt to quit Smokers have a higher probability of quitting smoking and a better overall cessation experience when taking varenicline compared to bupropion and to placebo — unmedicated assisted smoking cessation —according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A team led by Paul Cinciripini, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of...

Students Offered Cocaine To Study Effects On Human Body
2013-02-24 07:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Students at one UK university will be using cocaine in the name of science — specifically, they will be participating in a clinical study to better understand how the substance impacts the human body. The research will be taking place at King´s College London, where hundreds of undergraduate students have received emails inviting them to participate in a study “involving nasal administration” of the Class A...

2013-02-13 23:00:43

Challenge of initial stop by North Carolina drug crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, leads to dismissal of drug trafficking charges. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Raleigh criminal defense lawyer Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, successfully argued for dismissal of drug charges after a routine traffic stop resulted in an illegal search of the defendant´s home. The client was facing up to 84 months in prison on cocaine...

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society. Laboratory studies at UCSB have revealed that the diminished brain function and learning impairment that result from cocaine addiction can be treated —— and that learning can be restored. Karen Szumlinski, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences...

Oregon Wants To Make Cigarettes A Prescribed-Only Controlled Substance
2013-01-25 12:44:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smoking in Oregon could become a lot more difficult if new proposed legislation becomes law. State legislator Mitch Greenlick has introduced a bill that would make nicotine a Schedule III controlled substance–putting the drug alongside popularly abused substances like anabolic steroids, ketamine, and Hydrocodone. Like other Schedule III substances, nicotine products, including chewing tobacco, nicotine patches and gums, would...

Social Isolation In Adolescence Can Lead To Addiction
2013-01-24 06:19:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Addiction is a serious disorder of the brain that is characterized by a chronic and compulsive need to take a substance, typically with an increase in dosage and frequency. Someone suffering from addiction will continue their behavior even in the face of negative consequences. The root cause of addiction is not specifically known, however. A new study out of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) may just point to one indicator of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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