Sometimes, quitting can be hard work—especially if you have an alcohol dependency. Now, however, it could be a whole lot easier: France has just cleared a new anti-alcoholism drug for use by its nation of claret swillers.
While most of us drink coffee to stay alert and actually get work done, new research suggests that it might not be the best plan for all us. In fact, drinking a ton of coffee may actually make over-achievers less productive.
It sounds like science fiction, but researchers have discovered a single drug that they think can shrink, or even completely cure, all human tumors. But how does a drug like that work, and when will it be available?
If you deal drugs, you make plenty of money. But fast cars, women and a playboy lifestyle can become unsatisfying. Which is perhaps why Aaron Castro, the leader of a 41-person methamphetamine ring, turned to comic books, using his earnings to buy 18,753 of the things.
If you rely on the female contraceptive pill to avoid having babies, you might want to check the packet: Pfizer just recalled a million packs because a fault means they could increase the chances of getting pregnant. Deep breaths: it'll probably be fine.
Last summer, Google had to pay $500 million to avoid criminal prosecution by the US government. Using a convicted con artist, the feds caught Google aiding illegal online pharmaceutical drug sales. The operation—as described by the Wall Street Journal—is movie material.
Marijuana, hue notwithstanding, is not exactly new school green. In fact, it's the worst drug for the environment. Marijuana growers use $5 billion worth of electricity to power lightbulbs, fans, dehumidifiers and whatever else it takes to grow weed. That's 1% of the national electricity consumption.
A new broad-spectrum treatment for viruses could be as effective as antibiotics fighting bacteria, MIT researchers report. The method uses cells' own defense systems to induce invaded cells to commit suicide, preventing the spread of the virus. In lab tests, the new drug completely cured mice that had been infected…
Sure Frankenstein's lab had that green guy and Dr. Weird's housed a gigantic mecha-bunny—but these labs! Oobject brings us the lairs of science's greatest minds—the researchers who have given the world electricity, television, the Internet, and LSD!
Okay, scientific community. I love it when you cure disease and I get super excited when you discover new elements and all. But this study into what causes drunken blackouts—and how to prevent them—is giving my favorite coping mechanism a sad.
It's not pretty, but this hole in the ground is the sign of an expert drug smuggler. It's part of a 600-yard tunnel under the California-Mexico border and it connects a warehouse in Tijuana with one in San Diego.
Alcohol is mostly predictable. When we drink a beer (or three), we know how we are going to feel. The effects of marijuana are a lot more difficult to judge, for a number of reasons.
Kids around the country are getting high on the internet, thanks to MP3s that induce a state of ecstasy. And it could be a gateway drug leading teens to real world narcotics.
Researchers have discovered that increasing production of a protein called RGS-14 could significantly boost visual memory. They are currently investigating the exact effects on humans, but all I can think is: Photographic memory in pill form.
We've brought you inventions that aim to replace the scary-looking hypodermic syringe before, but this new design reinvents the device in a kid-friendly package. Designed by Christopher Holden, a student at Northumbria University in the UK, MediDome combines drug and needle in a stick-on blister, designed for a single…