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“NIDA to Host “”Blending Addiction Science and Treatment”” Conference”

The National Institute on Drug Abuse will host the 8th Blending Conference: ”Blending Addiction Science and Treatment:  Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings,” on April 22-23, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What:  A 2-day conference that will bring together clinicians and …

Sweet-Loving Kids More Likely to Have Family History of Alcoholism

Children who have an extreme sweet tooth also may be at elevated risk of becoming alcoholics, according to researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. LiveScience reported Feb. 10 that researcher Julie Mennella and colleagues studied sweetness preference …

Study Casts Doubt on Using Marijuana to Treat Alzheimer’s

A new animal study suggests that marijuana may not be useful in improving memory among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or affecting progression of the disease, the Vancouver Sun reported Feb. 9. Mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer’s were given a synthetic …

Smoking Residue Could Pose Cancer Risk

So-called “third-hand smoke” — nicotine residue that accumulates on clothing, furniture, and other surfaces — can combine with another indoor pollutant to form cancer-causing nitrosamines, according to researchers. The New York Daily News reported Feb. 9 that researcher Lara Gundel …

Nominations Sought for Leading Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare Services

Washington, D.C. — Behavioral healthcare organizations who are leading the way with innovative approaches to management and process improvement have an opportunity to be recognized as leading innovators with the first ever iAward. Sponsored by Washington, D.C.-based State Associations of …

Most Smokers Don’t Need Drugs to Quit, Study Says

Researchers who reviewed 511 previously published studies on smoking cessation found that two-thirds to three-quarters of individuals who quit did so aided only by their own willpower, not nicotine-replacement therapy or other drugs. The Daily Mail reported Feb. 9 that …

Fla. Judge Calls Jury Award Against Philip Morris ’Excessive’

The judge who presided over a trial in which a jury awarded $300 million to a sick smoker said he would reduce the judgment amount, Law.com reported Feb. 9. Jurors in the case ordered Philip Morris to pay $56.5 million …

Study Finds Better Heart Health in Male Drinkers

Male drinkers suffered at least 30 percent fewer heart attacks than non-drinkers, according to a Spanish study that found no such relationship between alcohol consumption and heart health among women. Reuters reported Feb. 4 that researchers studied 15,630 men 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. The Jacksonville Daily News …

Seneca Tribe Targets Senator for Support of Cigarette Shipping Bill

The reelection bid of freshman Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is being challenged by the Seneca Nation, which may spend $250,000 to oppose her because Gillibrand backs the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act — a measure that would ban the …