Tag: "crack" at medical news
Potential drug target for treating cocaine abuse found
...o estimates. Of this number, more than 550,000 are crack
users. In 2002, 1.5 million Americans were thought to be dependent on or abusing cocaine. "Cocaine is capable of destroying not only the lives of those addicted, but also the lives of those around them," says Katz. "An effective treatment for cocain...
New research shows heroin use falling across Scotland
...es and/or benzodiazepines. The number of users of crack
cocaine is still relatively high in the city of Aberdeen, with over 1,000 users. Dr Gordon Hay, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, and one of the authors of the report, said a growing number of people are giving up heroin. He said...
Encryption, data hiding and watermarking: Subject of new book by NJIT expert
...ads the allowable hidden bits of information and crack
the code of data hiding. It details, for instance, a Hollywood company whose films were illegally copied onto pirated videos and sold on the street. Using techniques presented in the book, Akansu shows how the pirated video was traced back to its sou...
Radiologists use MRI to keep basketball players on their feet
...ng recovery period." A stress fracture is a small crack
in a bone brought on by overuse or repeated impact on a hard surface over a long period of time. The muscles that absorb the shock of the impact eventually become fatigued, diverting much of the stress to the underlying bone. If the injury goes undet...
Early detection reduces threat of foot injury in college basketball players
...on Dec. 2, 2004. A stress fracture is a small crack
in a bone brought on by overuse or repeated impact on a hard surface over a long period of time, Major said. The muscles that absorb the shock of the impact eventually become fatigued, diverting much of the stress to the underlying bone. If the injur...
Hepatitis C at epidemic levels among young injectors in London
... newer injecting drug users, and greater levels of crack
injection. There has also been a lack of targeted health promotion campaigns about hepatitis C in recent years....
Psychological factors may be root of back pain, say Stanford researchers
...aims also predicted future back pain. Meanwhile, a crack
in the disc or a "high-intensity zone" seen on MRI was weakly associated with back pain, but the result was not statistically significant. "The structural problems were really overwhelmed by the psychosocial factors," Carragee said. Some insurance co...
Medication for multiple sclerosis may help in treating cocaine addiction
...rent among people who were chronic, heavy users of crack
cocaine. The researchers say baclofen may help by inhibiting the release of the brain chemical dopamine, thus reducing thedesire for cocaine. WHAT IT MEANS: The combined effect of drug abuse counseling and a medication that targets dopamine release i...
Time-reversal acoustics research promises medical breakthroughs
...n the development of nonlinear acoustic methods of crack
detection. Dr.Sutin's research on time-reversed acoustics is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Los Alamos National Laboratory and NASA. Another application of a TRA/nonlinear technique would be to use ultrasound to measure the blood...
Advice for designing reliable nanomaterials
...ally in brittle materials, strength (resistance to crack
initiation) increases and toughness (resistance to crack
propagation) decreases as characteristic scaling dimensions diminish," Lawn concludes from his work ...
Baclofen holds promise for cocaine treatment
...who started the study with chronic, heavy rates of crack
cocaine use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has funded studies evaluating 60 medications for cocaine addiction. Baclofen is the third medication that has been recommended for a large, multicenter study. An eight-site replication study with larg...
Bone cement only controls bacteria for a few days after the operation
...as a consequence of this. As the surface of such a crack
has not previously been in direct contact with body fluids it could form a new surface for the release of the antibiotic. Using an experimental set-up, Hendriks demonstrated that no new release occurs even after 5 to 10 years of walking around on a p...
Making tiny plastic particles to deliver lifesaving medicine
... strong and flexible, so that the particles do not crack
or crumble before delivering their treatment. At the same time, the particles must not stick together, forming clumps that will prevent proper travel through the air passages. Once the particles deposit in the lungs, some therapies will require that ...
Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese
...and even the social clues provided by speakers to crack
code. The babies were mesmerized by the sight and sound of the foreign language speakers. You could see their little brains absorbing the information. "These new studies show the importance of timing at 9 months infants are in a sensitive period f...
Long-term cognitive impairment found in crack-cocaine abusers
...e of the drug. Individuals with a history of heavy crack
use had the most severe impairments. The researchers believe that these deficits are evidence of brain damage caused by substance abuse. The NIDA-supported researchers administered a battery of comprehensive neuropsychological tests to 20 crack-depen...
At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects
...tal cocaine exposure since the mid-1980s, when the crack
epidemic emerged with the marketing of a cheap, potent, easily available, smokeable form of cocaine. We hope that this study will convince public policy and health providers that there needs to be a major emphasis on the provision of drug treatment, ...
US AIDS cases, deaths, and HIV infections appear stable
...nfected; exchanging sex for money or drugs; using crack
cocaine; injecting drugs during the past 3 years; and male-to-male sexual contact. The analysis also indicated that while condom use has increased since the 1980's, only 40 percent of unmarried people, and only 23 percent of drug users, report using ...
Drug trends among American teens
...year's results is a significant drop in the use of crack
cocaine among both eighth- and 10th-graders in 199...s of gradually increasing use. While the rates of crack
use in the 90s never attained the peak level of the original crack
epidemic in the mid 80s, accordin...
UK College of Medicine researchers develop novel technologies to study neural genes
..., containing a nerve cell layer, and then induce a crack
along the cell layer. Like a zipper, the key characteristic of this preparation is that the section gradually separates, or unzips, along the layer of cells. "To our knowledge, we are the only research group in the country currently using the zipper...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
... or the public blindly accept thepopular myth that crack
cocaine causes more severe damage. "A major point is that virtually all crack
users also smoke cigarettes,"he said. "So, in developing the statistical associations of crack