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Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...y for exposure to endotoxin, known to be an immune stimulant marginally associated with asthmatic symptoms, which is found in higher concentrations in cat owners homes....

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...ncristine, and foxglove gave us the valuable heart stimulant digitalis. Many toxic plants are beautiful and colorful, prompting people to pick them to adorn their homes and gardens. But their very attractiveness is what creates a hazard for small children, who may be tempted to put toxic berries, flowers o...

Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

...e children repeated the tests after resuming their stimulant medication, they showed vastly improved uptake of both tasks, proving the drugs many children take for the condition worked. The researchers are of the opinion that a better understanding of the behavioural deficits in children with ADHD may be helpf...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

... physically addicted. "Nicotine is a very strong stimulant and one of the most dependency-inducing drugs," said Karin Joder, a health scientist and psychologist from the northern city of Kiel. "Addiction occurs faster than with heroin or other drugs since nicotine influences the brain's metabolism." The su...

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

The use of Ritalin, a stimulant similar to amphetamine and cocaine which is one of..."That was a bit of a surprise because we thought a stimulant might cause the rats to behave in a more anxious manner," Dr. Milner says. The researchers also us...

Bamboo Seed: Viagra and Food for Mizos

... it works on humans but I am sure it acts as a sex stimulant for rats,' C. Rokhuma said. Scientists are, however, yet to prove that these seeds can increase the fertility of rats or enhance human libido. The National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad has conducted tests but found nothing in the composi...

VYVANSE(TM) Drug for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults

...om treatment with VYVANSE." VYVANSE is a prodrug stimulant that is therapeutically inactive until metabolized in the body and active d-amphetamine is released. VYVANSE is different from other oral long acting stimulants of amphetamine and methylphenidate that rely on delivery systems which may be affected by...

'Cocaine' Turns 'Censored' and Remains 'energy Drink'

...so contains taurine, an amino acid, and guarana, a stimulant from a South American plant, as well as vitamins and other ingredients. The makers pitched it as "the legal alternative" to compete in a rapidly growing market for energy drinks worth more than 3.5 billion dollars in the United States alone. Re...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

...ris in 2003. When White tested positive for the stimulant at a track meet, Halevie-Goldman concocted a medical history and diagnosis in an effort to excuse the doping offense, the medical board charged. White was stripped of her gold medals from the 2003 World meet and suspended for two years. It was ...

Breast Cancer Vaccine Stimulates Potent Immune Response to Cancer Cells

...e vaccine in combination with a Toll-like receptor stimulant that is designed to mimic the way in which an invading bacterial agent would induce an immune response in humans. Under normal conditions, the response is generally strong enough for the body to recognize and attack invading bacteria. Researchers u...

Alarming Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Australian Youth

...lve 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). Street me...

Inhaled Corticosteroids may Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

...lung cancer. “Tobacco smoke is a well-recognized stimulant of systemic and local inflammation, and the role of inflammation in the causal pathway for both lung cancer and COPD has been suggested,” says researcher David H. Smoking is a primary cause of COPD, which includes two inflammatory lung diseases tha...

High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...use of COPD. “Tobacco smoke is a well-recognized stimulant of systemic and local inflammation and the role of inflammation in the causal pathway for both lung cancer and COPD has been suggested,” said Dr. Au. The researchers noted that ICS have been shown in prospective studies to suppress systemic markers...

High-dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...use of COPD. "Tobacco smoke is a well-recognized stimulant of systemic and local inflammation and the role of inflammation in the causal pathway for both lung cancer and COPD has been suggested," said Dr. Au. The researchers noted that ICS have been shown in prospective studies to suppress systemic markers...

Is Extreme Irritability - a Childhood Bipolar Disorder?

...ation prescribed for symptoms seen in SMD, such as stimulant medication, might be inappropriate for a child with classically defined bipolar disorder," he said. Source-Eurekalert SRI...

ADHD Medications Terminated By Many Children And Adolescents

... children and adolescents stop taking prescription stimulant medications used to treat Attention Deficit-Hyerac...owing diagnosis, 56% are treated with prescription stimulant medications. According to the study, many stop using these medications even while they are still exh...

Proper Intake Of Medicine Provides Relief; Discontinue Medication, Continue Suffering

... found affected with this disease are prescribed// stimulant medications. A new study indicates that due to soc...owing diagnosis, 56% are treated with prescription stimulant medications. According to the study, many stop using these medications even while they are still exh...

Take A Walk To Boost Your Energy

...effect was greater than the improvement from using stimulant medications, including ones used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy - a chronic neurological disorder. The researchers said that nearly every group studied - from healthy adults to cancer patients, and those with chr...

Not All ADHD Drugs Are Equal

...“However, there are many different formulations of stimulant drugs to treat ADHD and parents need to know which...ng safety and help them appreciate the benefits of stimulant therapy.” “The study suggests that Concerta should be the initial treatment of choice for teen dri...

Alternative therapies for ADHD

...ession, and even mania, due to the presence of the stimulant methylphenidate in these medicines. This has made some parents, mental health professionals and occupational therapists to look out for alternative treatments. Can children with ADHD be brought to normalcy without the medications?ADHD came into the...

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