Phone Drivers as Bad as Drunk Drivers
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"We found that people are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit," reports study co-author Frank Drews, an assistant professor of psychology.
Alcoholism is the third-leading preventable death in this country. Now, a new drug could help.
Drug Could Make Quitting Smoking Easier
Smokers who have a hard time kicking the habit now have another option. A new study shows a recently-approved drug, varenicline tartrate (Chantix), is effective at helping smokers quit when combined with limited behavioral counseling.
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Smokers who quit may gain more weight than researchers once thought --about 20 pounds instead of 5 to 15 pounds.
Effective for Smoking Cessation
Varenicline is a non-nicotine drug and is thought to help smokers quit by stimulating the release of the chemical dopamine in the brain. This reduces craving and withdrawal as it also blocks the reinforcing effects of smoked nicotine. Most other drugs for smoking cessation are nicotine-replacement products. NOTE: Sides effects are not good. Nausea, insomnia, headache, abnormal dreams, constipation, flatulence, vomiting.
ADVERSE EFFECTS OF VARENCLINE: Varenicline has been demonstrated to be safe and well tolerated in clinical studies. Mild-to-moderate nausea was the most frequently reported side effect throughout the clinical trials. Other observed adverse effects, reported in ≥10% of patients in phase 2 trials only, include insomnia, headache, abnormal dreams, changes in taste, irritability, dyspepsia, flatulence, constipation, respiratory tract infection, and asthenia.
the Battle of the Booze
A new training technique helps alcoholics curb the urge to drink.
Mean Added Lung Problems for Smokers
Smokers with extensive facial wrinkles are five-times more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCOPD) than other smokers, even after taking into account other factors, according to researchers from England.