In a bid to fill the gap in treatment for cocaine addiction, researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham are conducting trials to test the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating people hooked on the drug. Psilocybin is the active compound present in psychedelic mushrooms. Earlier, the compound was found to be effective in treating alcoholism […]
Drug users are increasingly taking heroin through “chasing the dragon” method of inhaling the addictive opioid to get high. According to a new review published in the journal JAMA Neurology in July 2018, the method could lead to several devastating side effects like irreversible brain damage and dementia. Lead author and neurologist Ciro Ramos-Estebanez of […]
Different regions in a human brain perform different functions. Keeping this point in mind, a recent research by the Cornell University in New York has revealed that the mental problem treatment given to right-handed people may not be effective for the left-handed ones. The study, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B […]
Conventionally, people believe medical marijuana gives relief from pain. However, the common perception was rejected by the world’s longest study on the effect of marijuana on pain. The study, conducted by researchers from Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales and published in the Lancet Public Health […]
The tendency of youngsters to buff up their muscles in response to the demand of the times for a sculpted body has led many adolescent boys to tread the desperate path of steroid use. Instead of working out or finding solace in a happy healthy body, youngsters, desiring a body akin to their favorite celebrity, […]
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