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Anti-smoking Drug Could Help Treat Alcoholism: Study

...umption by affecting the brain's reward system for addictive substances. The research team, noting that cigarettes and alcohol are often abused together, wanted to see if the drug had the same affect on drinking. The researchers tested the impact of varenicline -- know by its trade names Chantix in the Uni...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...tion as a whole," Cunningham said. "Smoking is an addictive scourge that takes root during adolescence," said Dr. David L. Katz, an associate professor of public health, and director of the Prevention Research Center, at Yale University School of Medicine. "Efforts to curtail the initiation of smoking in ado...

Tuberculosis Drug Increases OCD Therapy Progress

...that were either positive (e.g., craving to use an addictive substance) or negative (e.g., fear of some catastrophic outcome) from the cues that trigger these feelings and the drug might increase peoples ability to put out the various cues. As part of the research, investigators separated the people with OCD...

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

...e hypothalamus, a centre for appetite, arousal and addictive behaviours. Three months after the rats had stopped receiving Ritalin, the animals' neurochemistry largely resolved back to the pre-treatment state. "That's encouraging, and supports the notion that this drug therapy may be best used over a relat...

Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition

... Video games for certain kids can be as powerfully addictive as heroin. The vote was spearheaded by Doctor Mohamed Khan with the AMAs Council on Science and Pubilc Health. Khan authored a study called Emotional and Behavioral Effects, Including Addictive Potential, of Video Games and recommended that Interne...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...t they are doing," he said in an interview. But addictive or not, too much time spent playing video games takes away from other important activities. "The more time kids spend on video games, the less time they will have socializing, the less time they will have with their families, the less time they wi...

New Trends in Drug Abuse Among Teenage Girls

...ingly, too many young women simply do not know the addictive potential of these medicines," said John Walters, director of National Drug Control Policy. Among all the emergency cases related to drug abuse, 55% of them were the fallout of drug abuse among girls. It dropped to 35% for women when the drugs empl...

US Drugmaker Slapped Huge Fine for Misleading Doctors Over Addictive Painkiller

...eaded guilty to charges of playing down Oxycontins addictive and euphoric properties. Purdue pleaded guilty t...as a drug that did not cause euphoria and was less addictive than immediate-release opiates; and allowed healthcare providers to have the mistaken notion that Ox...

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

...nt and dependent on tobacco. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance and the user soon gets hooked on to it to maintain a sense of well-being. There is no known triggers that induces a person to start smoking. On the contrary there are several reasons why it should be avoided. The following are some of ...

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

...differences in personality, including avoidance of addictive substances and increased anxiety and depression. It also might explain asymmetries in the movement disorder that occurs in Parkinsons disease; typically, one side of the body is affected predominantly. The findings could quickly lead to genetic tes...

New Trends in Drug Abuse Among Teenage Girls

...ingly, too many young women simply do not know the addictive potential of these medicines," said John Walters, director of National Drug Control Policy. Among all the emergency cases related to drug abuse, 55% of them were the fallout of drug abuse among girls. It dropped to 35% for women when the drugs empl...

Mailing Pamphlets can Reduce Alcohol Consumption

...d said. “We know that most people prefer to change addictive behaviours on their own, and our research capitalizes on this by helping people take stock of their drinking habits. “We think it is an innovative way to reach out to problem drinkers who are too embarrassed or afraid of the stigma to seek out form...

Health Effects of Casinos Have Been Ignored: Experts

... just the same way they are with other potentially addictive activities like drinking alcohol and smoking. The UK currently has a low prevalence of problem gamblers, but this seems likely to increase when the Gambling Act 2005 is implemented, they say. Gambling affects physical, mental and social wellbeing...

Don't Gamble With People's Health, Warn Experts

... just the same way they are with other potentially addictive activities like drinking alcohol and smoking. The UK currently has a low prevalence of problem gamblers, but this seems likely to increase when the Gambling Act 2005 is implemented, they say. Gambling affects physical, mental and social wellbei...

Alarming Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Australian Youth

...e past twelve months. Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug that activates certain systems in the brain. It is chemically related to amphetamine but, at comparable doses, the effects of methamphetamine are much more potent, longer lasting, and more harmful to the central nervous system (CNS). ...

African Americans Tend to Suffer More from Drug Abuse

...ence in penalties is simply that the crack is more addictive and its users more violent-prone. But this has been disputed by many experts. In fact 12 years ago a sentencing commission concluded that violence associated with the crack had more to do with the environment in which the drug trade was carried on...

Smoking And Drinking Are More Dangerous Than LSD

...ine, speed and safety. Tobacco is considered more addictive than heroin. Cannabis is less harmful than tobacco and is recently downgraded to class C. It was rated more dangerous than ecstasy and LSD. The specialists who conducted this study urged a classification system which accurately represents the drugs...

A Call To Band Online Drug Pharmacies and Online Consultation by So Called “Cyber Doctor

...um - A antidepressant which is known to be highly addictive · Lipitor – The cholesterol-lowering drug. This can cause several health problems if not used correctly.Having an 8 billion dollar market, online drugs in the category of Lifestyle drugs are targeted at consumer’s world wide. These are the slimming ...

GMC Disapproves Internet Doctor

...eneral practitioner who was accused of prescribing addictive drugs to patients over the internet has been criticized by the// General Medical Council. Dr. Julien Eden who runs an online medical service e-med.co.uk is charged with a list of accusations like prescribing sixty sedatives to a teenager with a his...

Genes for Nicotine Dependence Identified

...ted with substance abuse, we can better understand addictive disorders." The researchers identified an area of DNA variation that seems to alter the function of a nicotinic receptor protein. That small variation makes a big difference in risk for nicotine dependence. Current drug treatments for nicotine de...

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