Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 21

College students think abusing Adderall no worse than drinking coffee

For college students, a drug that offers to boost their memory and concentration, improve alertness and energy levels, help them stay awake, and give them a high is unsurprisingly appealing. What is shocking, however, is the attitude of students towards substance abuse. Adderall is a prescription medication given to people with ADHD. It helps to …

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Jan 08

Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Brain Differ Between Men and Women

Researchers from Yale University discovered that brain activation during smoking occurs differently in men than in women. The research used a new method of brain imaging scan analysis, and was funded by NIDA and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. The study showed that dopamine release in nicotine-dependent men during smoking occurred in the …

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