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2012-05-16 10:04:27

-Resiliency is a measure of a person's ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings in which they find themselves. -New findings suggest that resiliency in early adolescence is associated with better working memory performance and may protect against later alcohol problems and drug use. -This protective factor may work through basal ganglia structures of the brain. Resiliency is a measure of a person's ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings...

2012-05-16 09:46:26

-Researchers know that the use of various substances is associated with reduced educational attainment. -A new study has examined substance use and education among male twins from a veteran population. -Results indicate a strong relationship among early alcohol use, alcohol dependence, daily nicotine use, and fewer years of educational attainment. Although various kinds of substance use are associated with reduced educational attainment, these associations have been mixed and may also be...

Chronic Cocaine Use Triggers Changes In Brain's Neuron Structure
2012-05-09 14:26:44

Chronic exposure to cocaine reduces the expression of a protein known to regulate brain plasticity, according to new, in vivo research on the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. That reduction drives structural changes in the brain, which produce greater sensitivity to the rewarding effects of cocaine. The finding suggests a potential new target for development of a treatment for cocaine addiction. It was published last month in Nature Neuroscience by researchers at the University at...

New Spray Makes You Instantly Drunk, Instantly Sober
2012-05-07 07:53:04

How would you like to get instantaneously intoxicated and then return to sobriety almost as fast without the effects of nauseating hangovers? If you answered yes to that question, then there is a new product coming to market that is just for you: The WAHH Quantum Sensations device. But, before you run to the nearest store to get your hands on this revolutionary new alcoholic sensation, you may want to hear all the details first. The WAHH Quantum Sensations device, designed and developed...

Infants Suffering From Opiate Addiction Withdrawal On The Rise
2012-05-01 09:34:18

Opiate withdrawal among infants increased three-fold between 2000 and 2009 due to prescription painkiller abuse among mothers-to-be, according to a first-of-its-kind study in the United States. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that the number of women testing positive for illegal or legal opiates increased fivefold in the same period. That´s more than 13,500 infants per year, or one drug-addicted baby born every hour, said lead...

2012-04-26 23:02:57

Sobrexa survey is conducted by Down to earth video Ltd. The survey has received a strong response according to the management team at Down to earth video Ltd. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Alcohol addiction is something that the team at Down to earth video Ltd. are always trying to help with and this is the main driving force behind the Sobrexa survey that this company has given their readers this week. The team at Down to earth video Ltd. are hoping to find out how effective their...

2012-04-26 10:15:27

Alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use among young people is a public health concern in the UK. The short and long term risks to health are well known and range from accidental injuries, violence, sexual ill-health and increased rates of chronic conditions and premature death. A range of policies have been directed at reducing substance use among English children. Despite this, the number of children taking substances remains substantial. In 2009, it was reported that 180,000 children aged 11...

2012-04-24 22:42:56

A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviors, including substance abuse, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. In the short term, this finding may shed light on the factors that promote substance abuse, addiction, and relapse. In the long term, may help clinicians treat individuals suffering from this devastating disease. "Drug addiction persists as a...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin