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2012-02-16 12:51:42

Varenicline/Chantix may reduce drinking by increasing alcohol's aversive effects A medication commonly used to help people stop smoking may have an unanticipated positive side effect for an entirely different vice: drinking alcohol. A new study by University of Chicago researchers finds that varenicline, sold as Chantix, increases the negative effects of alcohol and therefore could hold promise as a treatment for alcoholism. A group of heavy-to-moderate social drinkers given a single...

2012-01-13 06:51:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A new study shows that the use of a nicotine patch leads to improved memory and cognitive skills. The study looked at people with mild cognitive impairment, who were not smokers. The participants were separated equally into two groups. One group was given a placebo and the other group was given a nicotine patch per day for six months. The participants took several thinking skills and memory tests throughout the six months of treatment. At the end of treatment, the...

New Doubts Surface About Nicotine Replacement Therapies
2012-01-10 11:51:15

According to a rigorous long-term study of so-called nicotine replacement therapy, nicotine gum and patches that millions of smokers use to help kick their habit have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, reports Benedict Carey for the NY Times. The study of 787 people attempting to quit smoking over a period of several years is likely to inflame a long-running debate about the value of nicotine alternatives. In surveys smokers who have used the over-the-counter products,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.