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Ecstasy pills more harmful than earlier thought


July 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Taking ecstasy pills even in small amounts can damage memory, scientists have warned.Worryingly, the memory lapses are similar to those that occur in the early onset ... Read more...

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Few pegs make people seem more enticing


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Scientists may have the answer to why the opposite sex seems more enticing after a few pegs - they found that alcohol clouded women's judgement. Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wine’s role ambiguous in protecting heart


January 31st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) Do white and red wine, the latter touted for its many health benefits, really stave off heart disease? The jury is still out on that one. ... Read more...

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Liquor gives a kick, but may also kick in unsafe sex


December 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) Alcohol consumption, which gives a high, has long been associated with unsafe sex. Now, a new study directly relates it to HIV infection.In spite of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Multivitamins may not help smokers


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Smokers who take multivitamins while puffing many cigarettes daily should beware: there is no evidence that the pills will protect them against cancer.This has been revealed ... Read more...

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Energy drinks don’t blunt alcohol’s effects: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that mixing caffeinated 'energy' drinks with alcohol has no effect on enhancing performance on a driving test or improving sustained attention or reaction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Behavioural economic analysis may help understand craving for booze


July 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Behavioural economic analysis may lead to an improved understanding of craving for alcohol and other drugs, suggests new research.This method of studying how craving alters the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peer drug-use ‘ups an individual’s genetic tendency to use drugs’


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A young woman's exposure to peers or friends who smoke or drink increases her own likelihood of substance use, according to a new research.In a study of over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Strong ’sweet tooth’ in kids linked to alcoholism, depression


February 11th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Children with an extra-sweet tooth may be depressed or at higher risk of alcohol problems in adulthood, researchers say.According to scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, certain ... Read more...

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Cocaine or ecstasy consumption during adolescence ups addiction risk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study from the University of Valencia (UV) has shown that exposure to ecstasy or cocaine during adolescence increases the 'reinforcing effects' that make people vulnerable to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise puts smokers off ciggies


October 27th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Exercise makes cigarettes look less attractive in the eyes of smokers, claims a new study.The study from the University of Exeter shows for the first time that exercise ... Read more...

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Sex counselling during drug addiction program may help cut HIV transmission


July 12th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A study conducted by experts from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) suggests that sexual behaviour counselling during drug addiction treatment may ... Read more...

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Rap music makes drug use glamorous


April 2nd, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by admin
New York, April 2 (IANS) Rap music, which warned against the dangers of drug abuse in its heydays, now glorifies their illegal use, according to a new study. There has been an ... Read more...

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Curbing teen drinking difficult in urban areas


March 18th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 18 (IANS) Keeping teenagers away from alcohol is a tough task in a city when compared to rural areas, even for experts armed with the best prevention programmes, says ... Read more...

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Friends help friends avoid drug use better than traditional programmes


November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin
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