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2012-05-04 12:28:07

A popular smoking cessation medication has been under a cloud of suspicion ever since the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published a study in July 2011 reporting "risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events associated with varenicline."

2012-05-03 15:51:04

The smoking cessation drug varenicline significantly reduced alcohol consumption in a group of heavy-drinking smokers.

Rats Recall Past To Make Daily Decisions
2012-05-03 12:50:35

UCSF study offers path for studying learning, decision-making, PTSD

2012-05-02 20:54:25

A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check.

2012-04-27 12:32:06

In a groundbreaking study published last year, scientists reported that effective treatment with HIV medications not only restores health and prolongs life in many HIV-infected patients, but also curtails transmission to sexual partners up to ninety-seven percent.

2012-04-24 09:34:46

Ten years ago, a landmark clinical trial in Canada demonstrated the unequivocal effectiveness of brain surgeries for treating uncontrolled epilepsy, but since then the procedure has not been widely adopted—in fact, it is dramatically underutilized according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

2012-04-19 11:29:02

The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide.

New Study Relates Selective Hearing With Brain Function
2012-04-19 06:39:50

Imagine this: you’re in a noisy room and you spot an old acquaintance. You go up to speak to him and you can distinctly hear what he’s saying. While his words succinctly come out clearly, you blur out the rest of the room and don’t focus on the outside noise.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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