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A warning or an advertisement?You almost have to admire the tenacity shown by the liquor industry in its passive aggressive method of turning a warning label into additional advertising. Perhaps it... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, May 4, 2015 - 09:48
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Mendelian meta-analysis and the alcohol “flush” allele.Less than a year after the massive Mendelian randomization meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal, a group of researchers... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 07:42
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How displaced peoples are harmed and helped by alcohol.Although it is impossible to know with certainty, 50 million is the current U.N. estimate of the number of human beings around the world... Read Full Post
Submitted on Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:31
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Submitted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:44
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Mixing tobacco with marijuana.People who smoke a combination of tobacco and marijuana, a common practice overseas for years, and increasingly popular here in the form of “blunts,” may be reacting to... Read Full Post
Submitted on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:16
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Compulsive theft can lead to tragic results. In the fall of 2011, 71-year old Julia Grodinsky of London was convicted of shoplifting ornamental crystals and sentenced to 18 months of probation. What... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 14:04
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Spicier than ever.Four drug deaths last month in Britain have been blamed on so-called “Superman” pills being sold as Ecstasy, but actually containing PMMA, a synthetic stimulant drug with some MDMA-... Read Full Post
Submitted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:23
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The chemistry of sorrow during nicotine withdrawal. When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine pops into acetylcholine receptors in the brain, the adrenal glands, and the skeletal muscles, and you get a... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 15:46
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Or why you can't stay high forever. The amphetamine high, like the cocaine high, is a marvel of biochemical efficiency. Stimulants work primarily by blocking the reuptake of dopamine molecules in the... Read Full Post
Submitted on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:27
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Smoking and the decline of the body. We all know smoking is bad for your health. It causes lung cancer and emphysema and contributes to heart disease. But that’s not the end of the list.... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 18:01