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Posts From February, 2014


A number of factors influence how and to what extent alcohol affects the brain (1), including how much and how often a person drinks; the age at which he or she first began drinking, and how long he or she has been drinking; the person’s age, level of education, gender, genetic background, and family history of alcoholism; whether he or she is at risk as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure; and his or her general health status. This Alcohol Alert reviews some... read more
Friday, February 28, 2014 2:17:00 PM

Rise in deaths from 'legal highs' in the UK 

The number of UK deaths linked to so-called "legal highs" has risen in recent years - from 10 in 2009 to at least 68 in 2012, figures show. Researchers compiled post-mortem test results for the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths. Designed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs, "legal highs" are chemically different enough to not be covered by the law. They are on sale openly on websites and high streets across the UK. The chemicals - known as New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) -... read more
Monday, February 24, 2014 3:12:00 PM
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