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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...

2012-04-23 11:18:35

New research from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York reveals that repeated exposure to cocaine decreases the activity of a protein necessary for normal functioning of the brain's reward system, thus enhancing the reward for cocaine use, which leads to addiction. Investigators were also able to block the ability of repeated cocaine exposure, to induce addiction. The findings, published online April 22 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, provide the first evidence of how cocaine changes the...

2012-04-20 12:35:33

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Alcohol use in Bollywood movies is directly influencing the drinking habits of India's adolescents, according to a new study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai. Overall 10 per cent of the students (aged between 12-16 years) surveyed in the study had already tried alcohol. But students that had been most exposed to alcohol use in Bollywood movies were found to be 2.78...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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