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Heavy Drinking is Linked to Memory Loss
2 years ago

Heavy Drinking is Linked to Memory Loss

Middle-aged men who drink more than 36 grams of alcohol, or two and a half US drinks per day, may speed their memory loss by up to six years later …
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Addiction is Booming Among Aging Baby Boomers
3 years ago

Addiction is Booming Among Aging Baby Boomers

By  • Culture, News

America’s 78 million aging baby boomers are heading into retirement with more than their considerable wealth, health and education. They are also bringing into their golden years an epidemic …
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Most Heavy Drinkers Aren’t Technically Alcoholics
3 years ago

Most Heavy Drinkers Aren’t Technically Alcoholics

A government survey of 138,100 adults has found that 9 out of 10 “heavy drinkers,” are not technically alcoholics. As first reported by The New York Times, while roughly 29% …
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Antibody Therapy May be Key to Breaking Meth Addiction
3 years ago

Antibody Therapy May be Key to Breaking Meth Addiction

By  • Meth, News

There was groundbreaking research featured at 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, and it may be a powerful tool for breaking meth addiction. Molecular biologist Eric Peterson of the University …
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To Vape or Not to Vape?
3 years ago

To Vape or Not to Vape?

British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain — by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of …
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How Magic Mushrooms Effect the Brain
3 years ago

How Magic Mushrooms Effect the Brain

For decades, neuroscientists have known that many of psychedelic drugs’ groovy effects — visual hallucinations, heightened sensory and emotional sensitivity, etc. — are linked to increased levels of serotonin, but are only …
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China’s Web Junkies: Internet Addiction
3 years ago

China’s Web Junkies: Internet Addiction

Compulsive Internet use has been categorized as a mental health issue in many countries, including the United States, but China was among the first to label “Internet addiction” a clinical …
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The Economic Cost of Hangovers is TOO DAMN HIGH!
3 years ago

The Economic Cost of Hangovers is TOO DAMN HIGH!

By  • Alcohol, Data, News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that excessive alcohol consumption costs the U.S. $224 billion annually. That’s Billion, with a “B”, yikes!

The cost of excessive alcohol consumption …
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“The Entrepreneur’s Drug of Choice”
3 years ago

“The Entrepreneur’s Drug of Choice”

By  • News, Pills, Tech

What do hyper-creatives, emergency room nurses, and CEOs have in common? Read about the Start-Up Doc Aaron Blackledge, who has identified a particular neuro-chemical pattern in the human brain at INC.com.

What is the …
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Confessing to Drunk Driving Over The Internet
3 years ago

Confessing to Drunk Driving Over The Internet

By  • Internet, News

Last week, just like all weeks since the advent of youtube, a video went viral. This time, it was a shadowy, pixelated image of a man tuned to some …
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