Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ecstasy drug produces lasting toxicity in the brain

Recreational use of Ecstasy – the illegal “rave” drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth – is associated with chronic changes in the human brain, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. Full Article

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New study fundamentally alters our understanding of lung growth

A ground-breaking international study into the ways lungs grow and develop has challenged existing medical understanding that our lungs are completely formed by the age of three. Full Article

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Blood clot risk halved for patients checking their own Warfarin dose

University of Oxford – Patients who monitor their own treatment with warfarin or other blood-thinning drugs reduce their risk of developing blood clots by half, an Oxford University study has found. Taking charge of their own treatment can empower patients, … Continue reading

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Scientific Conferences

Not Just Golfing in the Sun When someone says they are going on a business trip, most of us would think that they are going to some wonderful place for round or two of golf and beer. While I don’t … Continue reading

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Toxidromes Part II

Welcome to Part 2 of the TOXIDROMES article (Part 1 can be found here). To recap last month’s article; A drug overdose is the ingestion or application of a substance that is above and beyond the recommended or generally used … Continue reading

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