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The pros and cons of getting your vape on.Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began a new era—regulating e-cigarettes. With a non-controversial first...
May 8, 2014
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It’s a mitochondrial thing. Chronic alcohol intake weakens muscles. This condition can take the form of numbness or shooting pains in arms and legs, muscle cramps, f...
April 27, 2014
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Making best guesses about pot. One essential question about state marijuana legalization continues to dog the debate:  Namely, as marijuana becomes gradually le...
April 15, 2014
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Would you let your daughter go out with an addict?In the title of her book, Girlfriend of Bill, author Karen Nagy riffs on the time-honored public code for mutual AA...
April 9, 2014
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Strong pot matters, but maybe not the way we think. Colorado, Washington, and some 20 additional states have now made various provisions for legal transactions invol...
March 24, 2014
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Follow the bouncing ping-pong ball. “E-cigarettes are likely to be gateway devices for nicotine addiction among youth, opening up a whole new market for tobacco.”—La...
March 14, 2014
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Your brain doesn’t come with an instruction manual.The Dana Foundation’s annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW), March 10-16, seems particularly appropriate and useful th...
March 9, 2014
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Book review.In The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking, author Olivia Laing’s stated goal is “to know why writers drink, and what effect this stew of spirit...
February 26, 2014
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Commentary.Former National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Alan Leshner has been vilified by many for referring to addiction as a chronic, relapsing “brain d...
February 18, 2014
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Calcium may be curbing the urge to drink. “Occasionally,” reads the opening sentence of a commentary published online last month in Neuropsychopharmacology, “a paper...
February 17, 2014
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