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Magnetic stimulation dampens brain response to drug cues in addiction
Philadelphia, May 15, 2018 In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS for drug addiction, researchers at Medical University of South Carolina are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users. The findings are published in Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging . Although the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
The opioid epidemic has boosted the number of organs available for transplant
At this very moment, more than 110,000 people across the United States are lingering on organ transplant waiting lists. The ravages of the opioid epidemic have created an unforeseen opportunity an increase in the availability of organs for donation. New research led by investigators at University of Utah Health and Brigham and Women s Hospital shows that an increase in drug-overdose related deaths has boosted the number of organs available for transplantat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Hookah responsible for over half of tobacco smoke inhaled by young smokers
PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2018 - Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the U.S., a new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis discovered. Toxicant exposures - such as tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine - were lower, yet substantial, for those young adults who smoked tobacco just using a hookah, compared to those who smoked ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol
More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. This pattern is especially prevalent among young men of specific racial and ethnic groups in the US, says Brian Fairman of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US, in Springer s journal Prevention Science . He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more lik ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Cannabis: It matters how young you start
What a difference a year or two can make If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a drug abuse problem by age 28 is 68 per cent, but if you started smoking between 15 and 17 your risk drops to 44 per cent, according to a new study by Universit 233 de Montr 233 al researchers. All the more reason, they say, to educate kids early, in primary school, about the risks of starting pot smoking, especially now that the poten ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
LGBTQ teens experiencing high levels of stress, says national survey
A survey of LGBTQ teenagers across the nation reveals in detail the persistent challenges many of them face going about their daily lives at home, at school, and in their communities. More than 12,000 respondents, ranging in age from 13 to 17, and drawn from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., participated in the online 2017 LGBTQ Teen Survey, the largest of its kind. The study was conducted by researchers at the Human Rights Campaign HRC Foundation and th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
How Useful Is Fear?
Fr anklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. A quick and terrifying tour through the academic literature on fear, though, reveals just how much heavy lifting that only was doing. Our fears run broad and deep, and are every bit as diverse as we are. The 2017 version of Chapman University s Survey of American Fears tabbed corruption of government officials as the most common fear, affli ...
Psychological Science - Fri. May 18
Exercise Your Blues Away
Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests. In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants did not have any mental illnesses and were followed for an average of more than seven years. High levels of physical activity were associated with a lower risk of de ...
Healthday - Fri. May 18
An energy dense diet changes the brain and increases urge to eat
Research by Stephanie Borgland at the University of Calgary shows that giving rats unrestricted access to unhealthy foods for extended periods not only leads to obesity, but also to brain changes that makes food more attractive to them, even when their hunger should be satisfied. Specifically, Dr. Borgland s research identified modifications in endocannabinoid signalling in a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex OFC of these obese rats. These unpub ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
CrossFit improves how people with type 2 diabetes can control blood sugar levels
New research published in Experimental Physiology has suggested a 6-week CrossFit trade exercise programme can lead to improved control of blood sugar levels and decreased risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person s blood sugar level to become too high. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, which is where the body doesn t produce enough of the hormone that controls sugar levels, called in ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat
CLEVELAND, Ohio May 16, 2018 --With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. Although many women may blame genetics for their expanding waistlines, a new study shows that as women age they are more likely to overcome genetic predisposition to obesity through exercise. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Me ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Panic attack vs. anxiety attack: What is the difference?
The terms panic attack and anxiety attack are used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Key characteristics distinguish one from the other, though they have several symptoms in common.
Medical News Today - Fri. May 18
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