Category results for "Military"

Submarine Smoking Ban Planned

Citing the hazards of secondhand smoke, the U.S. Navy plans to prohibit smoking aboard submarines.

Fat Rats Have Addiction-Like Responses to Food

Rats given unlimited access to high-fat foods exhibited addiction-like responses in their brains that could underlie compulsive eating and obesity, researchers say. A new animal study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that the brain mechanisms involved…

Peruvian Vine Could Yield Addiction Treatment Meds

Ayahuasca, a jungle vine from Peru, is being studied as a source for a variety of medications, including possibly addiction treatment, the Voice of America reported March 23. The word ayahuasca means “vine of the dead,” and the plant has…

U.S. and Mexico Pledge to Cut Drug Demand

The governments of Mexico and the United States have signed an pledge to cut demand for illicit drugs by stepped up treatment and prevention efforts, the El Paso Times reported Feb. 27. A bilateral declaration states that both countries will…

Alcohol Policy 15: Policies for Reducing Problems Associated With Alcohol Availability

The 15th in a series of conferences on the avoidance of alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies WhenSunday – Tuesday, December 5-7, 2010 WhereWashington Marriott Wardman ParkWashington, DC Why now?The US federal administration has signaled a renewed interest in science…

Army Needs to Double Staff of Alcohol Counselors, General Says

More soldiers are experiencing problems with alcohol and the Army needs to double its staff of addiction counselors to meet the demand, according to Army vice chief of staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

Potent Caffeinated Wine Symbolizes Scottish Drinking Problems

A sweet, caffeinated, high-alcohol wine has become a symbol of the growing drinking problems in Scottish society, the New York Times reported Feb. 4. Buckfast Tonic Wine goes by a number of popular names that reflect its reputation, including “Wreck…

Alcohol-Exposed Infants React Less to Pain

Babies who were prenatally exposed to alcohol seem to be less responsive to pain stimuli, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia. HealthDay News reported Jan. 27 that researcher Tim F. Oberlander and colleagues studied 28 newborns and…

'Spice' Use Lands Marines in Hot Water

A pair of Marines stationed at Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, N.C., could be discharged from the Corps for using the legal herbal drug 'Spice,' which is said to provide a high similar to that of marijuana.

Morphine Effective in Preventing PTSD, Military Finds

Soldiers given morphine soon after sustaining an injury were half as likely as their comrades to later develop post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study of 700 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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