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  • Drug addiction – Death by Ecstasy

    Scientists have identified a key protein involved in one of the most lethal side effects of the popular but illegal drug ecstasy. Most ecstasy-related deaths are caused by an increase in body temperature, or hyperthermia, which leads to organ failure. Coroners report: 18-year-old female who attended a RAVE PARTY between the hours of 2230 and

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  • Ecstasy Might Cause Brain Damage

    Ecstacy/MDMA Side Effects There’s more evidence that the wildly-popular, feel-good “rave” drug known as ecstasy can have potentially devastating effects on brain cells. And women who use the drug for extended periods are particularly susceptible to this damage. Also known as MDMA, ecstasy is cheap, relatively easy to get, and seems more innocuous than other

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  • Rhapsody so blue, the downside of ecstasy

    Research suggests designer drug may cause brain damage THE past week has been an important time for both those who study the effects of the drug ecstasy and for those who take it. A British study reported that long-term ecstasy users have poor memories. A German research group has suggested that even infrequent use of

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  • FEATURE: Malaysians sober up to dangers of ecstasy

    What began as a weekend drug for yuppies in Malaysia’s trendy nightspots has become the latest nightmare for authorities in the country, where ecstasy use is soaring despite the threat of long jail terms and the death sentence for those who take it. Police and drug enforcement authorities say the illicit sale and manufacture of

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  • Benefits of Avocadoes

    Foods that are considered “complete” on their own are rare and hard to find, but eating them is always definitely worth all the wait and search. Such is avocado. Eat it on its own, or make guacamole – it’s not only yummy, it also has lots of benefits you may not even be aware of.

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  • Safe and Natural Sleep Aids for Sweeter Dreams

    Not getting enough shut-eye can eventually cause an unfortunate shutdown of your systems and your lifestyle. The most sensible person can turn into a terrible monster without enough sleep – sleep deprivation is the very culprit of those mood swings, poor performance at work or school, and the inability to remember even the most basic

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  • Law Report: Court ruling against whooping cough claim

    Queen’s Bench Division Loveday v Renton and another Before Mr Justice Stuart-Smith March 29 and 30 1988. In an action claiming damages for brain damage alleged to have been caused by whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination the plaintiffs failed on a preliminary issue to show on the balance of probabilities that the vaccine was capable of

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  • Heroin brain damage rising

    The number of victims of heroin-induced brain damage, who are sometimes left blind, paralysed or incontinent, has increased dramatically in recent years, figures show. Many are left unable to care for themselves, but they are forgotten statistics, ignored amid the publicity surrounding drug deaths and drug-related crime. Others make significant recoveries and the signs of

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