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Nicotine Supports Learning And Memory

The new findings indicate cotinine makes brain receptors more sensitive to lower levels of the messenger acetylcholine, which are typical in Alzheimer's, and may boost effectiveness, at least for a time, of existing therapies for Alzheimer's and possibly
Science 2.0
added Feb 19, 2015 09:35

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

“Everybody should be questioning,” says McNutt. “That’s a hallmark of a scientist. But then they should use the scientific method, or trust people using the scientific method, to decide which way they fall on those questions.” We need to get a lot better
National Geographic
added Feb 18, 2015 22:08

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains..."This study shows that the emotional impact of the more graphic labels has an educational benefit that supports public health,"...researchers used functional MRI
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 16, 2015 15:50

How smoking damages the BRAIN: Cigarettes thin the outer layer responsible for memory, language and perception

A study of men and women with an average age of 73, has found smoking thins the outer layer of the brain, the cortex / smokers have a thinner cortex than non-smokers / Cortex is the outer layer of the brain responsible for memory and language It's the mo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:07

Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

Brain scans revealed that current and former smokers had a thinner cortex than those who never smoked. The cortex is where important thought processes such as memory, language and perception occur.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 13, 2015 14:48
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[UK] Will your JOB send you to an early grave? Millions say stress from work has driven them to eat junk, smoke, drink more alcohol and exercise less

Many feel their work life is leading them to eating a poor diet, preventing them from doing enough exercise and leading to excess drinking and smoking. The survey was carried out by the British Heart Foundation, which is now calling on employers to encou
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:08

[UK-Scotland] Smokers tend to have thinner brain cortex, study suggests

Researchers have found that people who avoided smoking had a thicker outer layer of the brain than people who had smoked. Those participants who had given up smoking for the longest time had a thicker cortex compared with those who had given up recently
added Feb 13, 2015 18:07

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms and smoking trajectories: Race and gender differences

ADHD severity and directionality had unique effects on smoking trajectories. Our results also highlight that the risk of ADHD symptoms may differ by race and gender.
Science Direct
added Feb 12, 2015 21:39

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study

Part of that could be due to healthier lifestyle habits in the general population, according to Olfson. Smoking, for example, has declined overall, but is still prevalent among people with mental health conditions, he noted.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 11, 2015 22:29

[UK] Smoking shrinks critical part of the brain - leading to memory loss

Long-term smoking causes a thinning of the brain's cortex, which can lead to memory loss, according to a major international study. The cortex - the outer layer of the brain - naturally thins with old age, but smoking appears to accelerate the thinning,
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 11, 2015 07:43
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