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How to strengthen your self-control.(First published August 12, 2013)Reason in man obscured, or not obeyed,Immediately inordinate desires,And upstart passions, catch the governmentFrom reason; and to... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 13:43
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A little sweat pays big dividends in recovery.Scientists have long known that activities like learning, socialization and physical activity—key components of “environmental enrichment”—lead to the... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, September 8, 2014 - 09:45
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Health benefits of moderate drinking come under fire.One of those things that “everybody knows” about alcohol is that a drink or two per day is good for your heart. But maybe not as good for your... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:24
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Is low-grade pot better for you than sinsemilla?First published September 3, 2013.Australia has one of the highest rates of marijuana use in the world, but until recently, nobody could say for... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:04
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Another reason to skip "Spice."Cannabinoid hyperemesis,  as it is known, was not documented in the medical literature until 2004. Case studies of more than 100 patients have been reported since... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 17:20
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Like PCP all over again.Synthetic cannabis-like “Spice” drugs were first introduced in early 2004, and quickly created a global marketplace. But the drugs responsible for the psychoactive effects of... Read Full Post
Submitted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:06
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Synthetic cannabis is stronger than it used to be.First published 10/07/2013 I wish I could stop writing blog posts about Spice, as the family of synthetic cannabinoids has become known. I wish young... Read Full Post
Submitted on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 07:28
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Why do heavy pot smokers show a blunted reaction to stimulants?Most drugs of abuse increase dopamine transmission in the brain, and indeed, this is thought to be the basic neural mechanism underlying... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 18:35
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First published 2/18/2014. Former National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Alan Leshner has been vilified by many for referring to addiction as a chronic, relapsing “brain disease.” What... Read Full Post
Submitted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:55
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Improving pulmonary function in newborns.  500 mg of daily vitamin C given to pregnant smoking women “decreased the effects of in-utero nicotine” and “improved measures of pulmonary function” in... Read Full Post
Submitted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 13:55