News tagged with addictive drugs
Scientists may have discovered why the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease is often effective for only a limited period of time. Their research could lead to a better understanding of many brain disorders, from drug ...
Medical research Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Prescription pain killers – a leading cause of youth addiction and easily accessible in the family medicine cabinet – have caused an alarming rise in heroin abuse in New Jersey and ...
Addiction Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Teena Adler can feel the onset of her manic episodes: that swift, dramatic toggle from normalcy to paranoia. Sights, smells and sounds are amplified by a thousand. Her thoughts race, and Adler sometimes goes days without ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
HRT therapy has been subject to much discussion due to both positive effects (reduced risk of cardiovascular disease) and negative effects (increased risk of breast cancer). A paper published in the BMJ Group's Journal of ...
Cardiology Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
On a muggy evening in the north Indian city of Amritsar, Sunil Sharma prepares for another heroin hit in a decrepit, abandoned building.
Addiction Sep 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Although some recent scientific reports have equated the over-consumption of food to drug addiction, there are many differences between the neurobiology of the behaviors, Yale School of Medicine researchers ...
Neuroscience Sep 27, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
A call for change is afoot in the difficult and often heartbreaking world of addiction treatment.
Addiction Sep 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A Florida State University researcher is on a mission to explore the gene-controlling effects of addictive drugs in pursuit of new HIV treatments.
HIV & AIDS Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care, and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department's ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families, ...
Addiction Sep 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Aptuit Centre for Drug Discovery and Development in Italy, have found that a drug called GSK598809 is able to block a type of dopamine receptor in the brain that has been ...
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—What determines whether you deal with new situations in a flexible manner or simply act out of habit? A team of psychologists have discovered that this is predicted by the strength of specific connections ...
Neuroscience Sep 05, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A centralized prescription network providing real-time information to pharmacists in British Columbia, Canada, resulted in dramatic reductions in inappropriate prescriptions for opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines, widely ...
Medications Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The University of Queensland researchers are seeking to identify more effective ways of treating drug addiction to tackle the perceived prevalence of injecting drug use worldwide.
Addiction Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A proposal to open treatment centers in the Colombian capital for drug addicts is causing a stir in this cocaine-producing Latin American country.
Medical research Aug 17, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 1
In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief.
Neuroscience Aug 14, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (30) | 8 |