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[Italy] Does Smoking Lead to Worse Outcomes in People with ALS?

The correlation between between smoking and disease prognosis, which is largely independent of respiratory status at diagnosis, suggests that smoking plays a role in ALS beyond increasing the risk of developing the disease, commented lead author Adriano C
ALS Research Forum
added Oct 14, 2016 19:29

Teen OCD may trace back to environment at birth and even before

Smoking during pregnancy, cesarean section delivery, preterm birth, unusually low or high weight at birth and breech presentation at labor were all associated with an increased risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) later in life, the study found.
added Oct 11, 2016 21:35

For Problem Drinkers, Experimental Drug Shows Promise / Smokers may also benefit, clinical trial suggests

The drug, called ABT-436, targets a chemical that helps regulate brain circuits involved in emotion... The study also found that ABT-436 reduced smoking among the participants. The drug might target the same brain areas linked with withdrawal and stress
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 6, 2016 16:36

EDITORIAL: The Origins of Tourette Syndrome: Prenatal Risk Factors and the Promise of Birth Cohort Studies

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a clinically heterogeneous childhood-onset neuropsychiatric disorder that affects neural circuits involved in sensory and motor processing as well as cognitive control. The etiology of TS is complex. Tic disorders cluster in fam
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
added Sep 16, 2016 16:55

[Denmark] Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tics, a new study suggests. Tics are repeated twitches, movements or sounds that people are unable to control. For the study, researchers
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 16, 2016 16:52

Cerecor Inc. Announces Initiation of Second CERC-501 Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Smokers

“Does CERC-501 Attenuate Stress-Related Smoking Lapse?” The study is a collaborative effort between Cerecor and Dr. McKee and is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Stress is a primary contributor to the maintenance of, and
Business Wire
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30

[UK] Childhood cognitive ability and smoking initiation, relapse, and cessation throughout adulthood: Evidence from two British cohort studies

Lower cognitive ability, measured in childhood before smoking is initiated, appears to predict a higher likelihood of taking up smoking and a lower likelihood of quitting in adulthood. Educational attainment appears to mediate this effect: children with
Wiley Online Library
added Aug 17, 2016 13:55

Effects of Smoking Cessation on Presynaptic Dopamine Function of Addicted Male Smokers

The results suggest a lower dopamine synthesis capacity in nicotine-dependent smokers that appears to normalize with abstinence. Further investigations are needed to clarify the role of dopamine in nicotine addiction to help develop smoking prevention an
Biological Psychiatry
added Aug 11, 2016 16:19

[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
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