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Combined pharmacotherapy and behavioural interventions for smoking cessation.

Combined pharmacotherapy and behavioural interventions for smoking cessation.

CONCLUSIONS: Interventions that combine pharmacotherapy and behavioural support increase smoking cessation success compared to a minimal intervention or usual care. Updating this review with an additional 12 studies (5,000 participants) did not materially change the effect estimate. Although trials differed in the details of their populations and interventions, we did not detect any factors that m
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Using Computational Classifiers to Detect Chronic Alcoholism

Addiction to alcohol is one of the commonest problems in human society. The tribes of the Jharkhand state of India are also generally addicted to a homemade alcohol Mahuwa, fermented from the flower of Madura longifolia. In the present work, the effects of Mahuwa on the cerebral cortex of the brain are evaluated. The digital brain signals or electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded from frontal, ce
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Could cannabis help prevent prescription painkiller abuse? Medical marijuana ‘reduces use of addictive opioid meds’ 

Scientists revealed chronic pain patients using medical marijuana reported a 64 per cent decrease in their use of prescription painkillers. The findings suggest cannabis could help curb the ongoing opioid epidemic Medical marijuana reduces the use of prescription opioids in those patients battling chronic pain, experts revealed. Patients using cannabis to control chronic pain reported a 64 per ce
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Drug Abuse Experts Stump for Opioid Addiction Tx Bill

WASHINGTON — Government health officials pressed a House committee for more resources to address the rise in overdose deaths from legal and illicit opioids at a hearing on Tuesday. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act earlier in March, which would authorize the Attorney General to distribute grants for the treatment of opioid addiction for prisoners,
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Risky Rats Give Clues on Brain Circuitry Behind Taking a Chance

A new study found that a specific type of neuron in a certain brain region helps galvanize whether or not a risky choice is made. (Source: NYT Health)
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