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For sound neurological reasons, that's why. (Originally published May 2, 2012, by The Dana Foundation)For mental health workers, it is well known that an overwhelming majority of psychiatric patients... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:17
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The most popular pharmaceutical treatment for alcoholism, explained.(First published February 17, 2014)“Occasionally,” reads the opening sentence of a commentary published online earlier this year in... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:51
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Who smokes cannabis, and how much?(First published 12/27/2013)Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement: How many people are using? But there’s a problem: More... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 18:38
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With E-cigarettes, a mixed bag of possible outcomes.E-cigarettes represent a controversial and uncertain future for nicotine addiction, and for this reason they have attracted acolytes and naysayers... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:01
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Pissing in a cup may be on the way out. The good news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. The bad news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. For years now, urinalysis using a mass spectrometer has... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:30
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Drug use as a risk factor.(First published 12-09-12)When a stroke happens to anyone under the age of 55, a major suspect is drugs, specifically the stimulants—methamphetamine and cocaine. In the... Read Full Post
Submitted on Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 15:16
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Evidence from a 40-year study.  (First published March 28, 2013)Pediatricians have often remarked upon it: Give one adolescent his first cigarette, and he will cough and choke and swear... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 16:09
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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 - 12:43
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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 - 08:45
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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 - 11:24