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1 hr ago | Medical News Today

Marijuana compound shows promise for treating Alzheimer's disease in preclinical study

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease , a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows.


Related Topix: Drugs, Alzheimer's, Health, Marijuana, University of South Florida

5 hrs ago | Outlook

The Bar Is Closed

With Kerala again springing the prohibition bogey, a look at how the great liquor ban story has played out in India In those dark and airless caverns with neon 'BAR' signs that dot Kerala's landscape, visitors are known to enjoy songs and jokes as much as their drinks.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

App distinguishes real from fake tremors in alcohol withdrawal patients

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potentially life-threatening situation that can be easily treated with a class of sedatives called benzodiazepine drugs.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Ohio State University Opens New Alcohol And Drug Resource Center

Binge drinking, pill popping, and recreational drug use continues to be a major problem among college students, but OSU is hoping to break that trend.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, Medicine, Health

WTVF Nashville

Prescription Drug Abuse Tops Alcohol Abuse In Tennessee

More people die from abusing prescription medication than they do on our state's highways.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Tennessee, Medicine, Tennessee Government

Clarks Hometown News Patriot

Jewish addicts and alcoholics wanted

"If you are feeling isolated and hopeless, this is the place for you," said Sara Levine, executive director of the organization in a prepared statement.


Related Topix: Medicine, Milltown, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

University Business

National fraternity organization to study hazing, alcohol, sexual violence

A national fraternity organization this week finalized three presidential committees to study hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students in fraternities.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, University of Virginia

The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's role in eight cancers

The Sobriety :60 features a minute on alcohol-related health issues. The third episode examines alcohol as a carcinogen.


Related Topix: Health

Medicaid Loophole Examined

The substance abuse community in Illinois is hopeful the Quinn Administration has gotten it right, aligning the Affordable Care Act with existing policy with a 40-year-old anti-warehousing law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014


With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

Drinking alcohol has been tied in the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in a new analysis of past studies, researchers found that a drink or two a day seemed to protect even those with hypertension from heart disease and death.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health


Recovery Meetings

Are there any recovery meetings in Santa Barbara that are not 12 step programs? It would be for drug and alcohol addiction.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Medicine, Health

Business Journal

Alcohol research receives nearly $2M in funding

The National Institutes of Health have awarded Alex Dopico , chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center , a $1.85 million grant to fund his research into the effects of alcohol on the brain.


Related Topix: Pharmacology, Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Health

The Georgetown Times

Around the Community

DIABETES SUPPORt: Waccamaw Community Hospital first floor classroom at 1:30 p.m. Information at 652-1281 or 652-1638.


Related Topix: Murrells Inlet, SC, Georgetown County, SC, Georgetown, SC, Pawleys Island, SC, Medicine, Health

Express India

Alcoholism: Gene may put you at greater risk

A former DMK MLA has filed a plea in Madras High Court seeking restoration of football ground in a stadium in Cuddalore... Researchers suspect that Nf1 gene might be relevant to alcohol-related activity in a specific area of the brain.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Genetics

The Telegraph

Kerala cabinet ratifies bar ban, but clubs and beer parlours get a breather

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 : Kerala's cabinet on Wednesday ratified the state government's new liquor policy under which all bars attached to hotels below the five-star category will be closed down as part of a plan to reduce availability of liquor and so alcoholism.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Community Corrections opens farmers market

Larimer County Community Corrections has started a farmers market, open at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays at 2255 Midpoint Drive in Fort Collins.


Related Topix: Larimer County, CO, Fort Collins, CO, Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Vegetables


Lawsuits: Soju Makers in Korea Sued for Encouraging Alcoholism

A group of self-described " soju addicts " have filed suit against two of Korea's largest producers of the distilled beverage, arguing that "we have become alcoholics because they failed to warn the dangers of alcohol ."


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical Daily

Patients Suffering Inflammatory Pain May Have New Medication Without Addiction Consequences

Pain medication can be highly addictive but the other choices are to suffer through the pain, or use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that may increase risk for cardiovascular disease or internal bleeding.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Medicine

KTOO-TV Juneau

Celebrating recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Dusty Dumont and Kara Nelson jump to celebrate a dunk tank bull's-eye at a recent Juneau Recovery Fest event.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Juneau, AK, Douglas, AK

WWBN-FM Burton

Beer Company Introduces the 99 Pack, Because 24 Packs Are for Functioning Alcoholics [VIDEO]

Kiss that mid-weekend trip to the beer store goodbye because some magnificent bastard at Austin Beerworks came up with the idea of the 99 pack, which will not only change the way you buy beer, but also what you drive to the store.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health