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Study shows that season of birth affects personality - sounds like astrology

A new study to be presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) suggests that there may be something in astrology after all. The study is being presented at the ECNP Congress in Berlin. 603 more words


Topiramate Treats Alcoholism, If You Have the Genes for It

Seventy-five years into the search for an effective pharmaceutical treatment for alcoholism, researchers still have not pinned down the perfect drug to end a tendency to drink. 389 more words


Solving Meth Addiction with Brain Stimulation a Complicated Affair

Helping people quit highly addictive substances such as methamphetamine is difficult, and often involves many relapses back into use. In recent years, however, the futuristic-sounding method of stimulating addicts’ brains with electrodes has given hope that such treatment could help reduce their cravings. 413 more words


Emergency Suicide Prevention: A Revolutionary Pharmacological Approach

Helping those who are contemplating suicide can be costly and difficult. Patients who are admitted to the emergency room experiencing suicidal thoughts may be kept relatively safe in the confines of a hospital, but their symptoms are often not abated. 484 more words


Ecstasy Use May Protect Your Brain in a Car Crash

Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have discovered that being under the influence of Ecstasy may help to protect your brain in the event of head trauma. 102 more words