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Neurology: Medical Marijuana to Treat Certain Brain Diseases

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Photo: Marijuana plants [13/05/2014] A review by the American Academy of Neurology on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced (levodopa) movements in Parkinson’s disease.Neurology: Medical Marijuana to Treat Certain Brain Diseases - Read more

New Drug: Reducing Negative Memory

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Photo: Pill [22/10/2013] Through analysis of the human genome, Basle scientists have identified molecules and compounds that are related to human memory.New Drug: Reducing Negative Memory - Read more

Drugs: More Opioid Dependence Treatment Needed

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Photo: Drugs [08/08/2013] A new report from Simon Fraser University researcher Bohdan Nosyk calls for the expansion of heroin and opioid medical treatment to stem the increase of overdose deaths.Drugs: More Opioid Dependence Treatment Needed - Read more

Substance Dependence: Negative Messages Less Effective

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Photo: Skull with cigarette [27/11/2012] What types of public messages will most likely deter drug and alcohol abuse or risky behavior? Negatively framed messages may not be an effective way to reach those most in need of persuasion, suggests a new study by researchers from Indiana University and Wayne State University. Substance Dependence: Negative Messages Less Effective - Read more

Bioinformatics: How Many Cells Can Our Blood Tolerate?

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[15/06/2012] Bioinformaticians of Jena University calculated the optimal value of hematocrit with the help of Einstein‘s equation.Bioinformatics: How Many Cells Can Our Blood Tolerate? - Read more

Epilepsy: Ultrathin Flexible Brain Implant Offers Unique Look at Seizures

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[18/11/2011] Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a flexible brain implant that could one day be used to treat epileptic seizures. In animal studies, the researchers used the device – a type of electrode array that conforms to the brain's surface – to take an unprecedented look at the brain activity underlying seizures. Epilepsy: Ultrathin Flexible Brain Implant Offers Unique Look at Seizures - Read more

Drugs: Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in Heavy Methamphetamine Users

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[08/11/2011] In a study, scientists from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence that heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. This finding was based on a large study comparing the risk among methamphetamine users not only to a group that did not use drugs, but also to heavy users of other drugs.Drugs: Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in Heavy Methamphetamine Users - Read more

New Method: Improvement of Drugs and Other Compounds

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[18/08/2011] Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised a much easier technique for performing a chemical modification used widely in the synthesis of drugs and other products.New Method: Improvement of Drugs and Other Compounds - Read more

Addiction: Abnormal Brain Structure Linked to Chronic Cocaine Abuse

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[27/06/2011] Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified abnormal brain structures in the frontal lobe of cocaine users' brains which are linked to their compulsive cocaine-using behaviour.Addiction: Abnormal Brain Structure Linked to Chronic Cocaine Abuse - Read more

Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected

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[11/02/2011] Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has developed a unique measuring method which permits medical personnel, within minutes, to say whether the lifestyle of a person is healthy or unhealthy. Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected - Read more

The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“

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[03/01/2011] For centuries many different types of remedies to soothe the suffering and pain of people have been known. Nonetheless, the search for pain free, reversible anesthesia took a while. Not until the 19th century was the first progressive anesthesia possible and paved the way for modern surgery.The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“ - Read more

Cigarette: Smoke Causes Changes In the Lungs

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[20/08/2010] Casual smokers may think that smoking a few cigarettes a week is "no big deal." But according to new research from physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, having an infrequent smoke, or being exposed to secondhand smoke, may be doing more harm than people may think. Cigarette: Smoke Causes Changes In the Lungs - Read more

Therapy for Alcohol Addiction: "A Better Quota Than Rehabilitation for Back Pain"

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[01/04/2010] It’s a physician’s dream: Individualized therapy. Every patient receives the drug that works best for him. At least as far as treatment for alcohol addiction is concerned, researchers have come closer to customized medicine. MEDICA.de spoke to Karl Mann, President of the German Society for Addiction Research and Addiction Treatment about two types of alcoholics and the chances of getting healthy. Therapy for Alcohol Addiction: "A Better Quota Than Rehabilitation for Back Pain" - Read more

Behavioral Addictions: “The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“

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[01/04/2010] They cannot take a break and are afraid of a vacation: Workaholics. They are addicted to work like others to heroin. Behavioral addictions such as these are still not officially recognized. MEDICA.de talked with Kai Müller of the Health Care Center for Gambling Addiction at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz about illnesses which don’t exist on paper and an entry way for such dependencies. Behavioral Addictions: “The Affected Person Experiences a Dopamine Shower“ - Read more

Drugs: Growing Number of Misuse Among Adults

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[11/01/2010] Increasing substance abuse levels among older adults is likely to create a sharp rise in need for treatment services in the next decade, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Drugs: Growing Number of Misuse Among Adults - Read more

Pain Killers: Across The Rumour Mill

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Across The Rumour Mill [01/04/2009] There are many myths surrounding pain killers. For instance „One Aspirin daily is healthy“ or „Morphia is addictive“ are two rumours that persist – both in the physicians and the patients mind.Pain Killers: Across The Rumour Mill - Read more

Hair Analysis: "The Test Describes a Trend - not Actual Amounts"

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[01/08/2008] Hair is much more than a pretty ornament – it is also a mirror of our blood. The keratin outgrowths contain all trace elements that have flown through our veins. The idea to take a close look at hair composition in order to conclude on past blood levels of certain elements is not new. Hair analysis tests are in use but improvements are constantly made. Hair Analysis: "The Test Describes a Trend - not Actual Amounts" - Read more

Drugs: Marijuana May Get in the Way of the Baby

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[01/10/2006] Marijuana use at the time of conception and early in pregnancy prevents embryos' safe passage from the ovary to the uterus, resulting in early pregnancy failure, suggests a new study in mice. Drugs: Marijuana May Get in the Way of the Baby - Read more

Genetics: Biological Clock and Drug Addiction

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[16/06/2005] The gene that regulates the body's main biological clocks also may play a pivotal role in drug addiction, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.Genetics: Biological Clock and Drug Addiction - Read more

Alcohol Addiction: Cannabis Receptor appears to play a key role

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[01/04/2003] The cannabis receptor CB1 appears, at least in mice, to play a key role in the emergence of alcohol addiction. This has been discovered by medical researchers from the University of Bonn and the Neuromorphology Laboratory in Budapest in experiments with two different strains of mice.Alcohol Addiction: Cannabis Receptor appears to play a key role - Read more

 
 

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