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  1. Rise in Alcohol Abuse by College Women

    March 15, 2007 -- A report released Thursday shows what researchers call an alarming rise in binge drinking among college women, part of a trend of rampant drinking and drug use on campuses nationwide. And a second report released by the government concludes that young girls are increasingly turning

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  2. Brain Chemical Tied to Drug Addiction

    March 1, 2007 -- A brain chemical called dopamine may affect impulsivity and drug addiction, British researchers report. The researchers included Jeffrey Dalley, PhD, of the University of Cambridge in England. Their findings, published in Science, could help explain the brain's role in drug addictio

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  3. Don't Drink the Hand Sanitizer

    Jan. 31, 2007 -- Hand sanitizer isn't a drink, but doctors report two cases of men who drank it for its alcohol. Both men survived, but doctors say drinking hand sanitizer could be fatal. The cases are described in The New England Journal of Medicine. The first involved a 49-year-old prison inmate i

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  4. Huffer's High Hits Brain Hard

    Jan. 10, 2007 -- "Huffing" -- sniffing products like spray paint or glue to get high -- may affect the brain the same way harder drugs, like cocaine, do. A new study shows inhaling toluene, a compound commonly found in products like paint thinner and glue, triggers the release of dopamine in the bra

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  5. Health Week in Review -- Jan. 5, 2007

    Jan. 5, 2007 -- The lowdown on high school binge drinking, why magazine articles about dieting could be bad for teens, and how to prevent homesickness. From weight loss pills to Parkinson's disease , get a snapshot of the biggest stories in health news. Magazines Linked to Unhealthy Dieting Teen gir

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  6. Binge Drinking Risk in Depressed Women

    Jan. 3, 2007 -- Binge drinking may be more common in people with major depression , especially women, a Canadian study shows. In a telephone poll of more than 14,000 Canadian men and women, researchers found those with major depression -- especially the women -- were more likely to report drinking f

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  7. Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction

    Hardly a week goes by that we don't hear of some new high-profile actor, singer, or politician checking into a center to treat a drug or alcohol problem. And when a celebrity goes to rehab, it's often to an exclusive facility with marble baths, ocean views, and a full spa. It's enough to give addict

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  8. Why Marijuana May Affect Memory

    Nov. 20, 2006 -- A new study on marijuana and memory may show why using pot hampers memory. The study appears in Nature Neuroscience's advance online edition. Researchers included David Robbe, PhD, of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

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  9. Caffeine Abuse: Buzz Gone Wrong

    Oct. 16, 2006 -- It's time to wake up about the dangers of abusing caffeine. Taking the buzz too far can make you sick. That's according to Northwestern University's Danielle McCarthy, MD, and colleagues. They note 265 caffeine abuse cases reported to a U.S. regional poison control center from 2001

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  10. How to Say "No" to Impulse Buying

    By Rebecca Davis. Behold! We reveal the secrets to shopping willpower. Welcome to spending season - that heady period from October through December when catchy holiday displays and special offers abound. There you are, innocently window-shopping, when you spot a pair of fabulous pumps - 20 percent o

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