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[Germany] First three months most crucial after one quits smoking

Smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine...return to normal levels three months after quitting, according to a new study....These findings by a team of researchers from Germany raise the possibility that treatments might be developed that normalise the
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 31, 2016 19:44

[Germany] Dopamine Returns to Normal 3 Months After Quitting Smoking

Drugs of abuse release dopamine, and addiction to nicotine is connected to abnormalities in the dopamine system. But it is still unknown whether smoking induces those abnormalities or if they already exist and contribute to risk of nicotine addiction.
Psych Central
added Jul 31, 2016 19:42

[Finland] Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes -- called subarachnoid hemorrhages -- are eight times more common among women who smoke more than
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 21, 2016 22:42

Chronic nicotine treatment during adolescence attenuates the effects of acute nicotine in adult contextual fear learning

growing body of literature suggesting chronic nicotine exposure during adolescence leads to impaired learning in adulthood and demonstrates that nicotine exposure during adolescence attenuates the cognitive enhancing effects of acute nicotine in adulthood
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 15, 2016 03:04

Early exposure to nicotine can affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth

Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral cha
added Jun 29, 2016 14:13

Depression Plagues Many With COPD

"They call it 'the shame-and-blame game' because a lot of people who have it [COPD] feel like they brought it on themselves and got what they deserved...Part of this is the message that smoking's bad and no one should do it. That leads to the misguided i
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 17, 2016 21:32

[Finland, UK] Schizophrenia link to smoking during pregnancy found

Research in Finland found that the more women were exposed to nicotine the greater chance they had of having a child affected by the severe mental illness. Signs of heavy nicotine exposure in a mother's blood were associated with a 38% increased likelih
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added May 25, 2016 16:40

Europe lifts warning on Pfizer smoking cessation drug

European regulators have lifted a warning on Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix - called Chantix in the United States - after a clinical study concluded it did not appear to increase the risk of neuropsychiatric side effects.
added May 23, 2016 18:45

Smoking Cessation Decelerates Brain Volume Loss in Multiple Sclerosis

Smoking cessation may help to decelerate brain volume loss in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to data presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Previous studies have indicated that smoking increases
Neurology Advisor
added Apr 25, 2016 14:27

Debunked: Claims That Chantix And Zyban Smoking Cessation Drugs Boost Risk Of Psychiatric Side Effects

The smoking cessation aids varenicline (Chantix) and bupropion (Zyban) do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adverse events compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, according to data published in The Lancet. After reports claiming v
Science 2.0
added Apr 24, 2016 23:42
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