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Even moderate drinking could harm the brain. Heavy drinking can lead to a number of serious health problems, including increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementia, but consuming even moderate levels of alcohol could be dangerous, as well, new research suggests.

Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

The study, published in The BMJ, finds that moderate drinkers were three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drank no alcohol at all. For the study, researchers analyzed data on weekly alcohol intake in 550 healthy British men and women over a period of 30 years. The participants had an average age of 43 at the start of the study in 1985 and none were alcohol dependent. They were given brain function tests at regular intervals, and during the last three years of the study participants underwent an MRI brain scan. The results showed heavy alcohol consumption over the 30-year period was associated with increased risk of hippocampal atrophy, a form of brain damage that affects memory and spatial navigation.

According to the U.S. Millions of Americans Are Drinking Contaminated Water—and Don't Even Know It. Lukas Schulze/DPA/ZUMA America's crumbling water infrastructure and insufficient implementation of environmental laws have left millions of people drinking unsafe water, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Millions of Americans Are Drinking Contaminated Water—and Don't Even Know It

According to Threats on Tap, there were more than 12,000 health-based violations in 5,000 water systems that served over 27 million people across the United States. Gut microbial degradation of organophosphate insecticides-induces glucose intolerance via gluconeogenesis. Human survey A survey was conducted among the pesticide shop workers, pesticide applicators, and land owners in Vadapalanji Panchayat Union, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India (latitude 9.9272, longitude 78.0092; Additional file 1: Figure S1).

Gut microbial degradation of organophosphate insecticides-induces glucose intolerance via gluconeogenesis

Details on name, frequency, and volume of insecticides commonly being used were collected. The fungicides, herbicides, bactericides, and mineral supplements were not taken into consideration. UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world. The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Scientists categorize Earth as a 'toxic planet' Study of fracking in four states uncovers over 6,600 spills. A new study investigating spills from hydraulically fractured oil and gas uncovered 6,648 spills in just four states over a ten-year period.

Study of fracking in four states uncovers over 6,600 spills

Part of the SNAP Partnership, the study examined data from Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. Significant differences in reporting requirements across states made this analysis difficult. The Dirty Fight Over Canadian Tar Sands Oil. Just south of the polar region’s barren tundra, Canada’s boreal forest provides 1.3 billion acres of wild habitat for a mind-boggling array of species—from large carnivores like grizzly bears, wolves, and lynx to nesting migratory birds to thousands of plant varieties. Its trees and bogs capture vast amounts of climate-changing carbon pollution, and its wetlands filter millions of gallons of water.

Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth. Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth Anyone who’s ever been given one of their friend’s Adderall knows the powerful effects brought on by this tiny unintimidating pink pill.

Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth

Increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being are the most common effects of this drug. Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water for six million Americans. Drinking water samples near industrial sites, military fire training areas, wastewater treatment plants have highest levels of fluorinated compounds For immediate release: August 9, 2016 Boston, MA – Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems—polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)—exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the U.S., according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H.

Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water for six million Americans

TSCA Inventory of Chemical Substances. By admin on 2015-12-30 Views: 2598 Update:2016-01-14 TSCA Inventory of Chemical Substances is a list of existing chemical substances that are manufactured or processed in the United States.

TSCA Inventory of Chemical Substances

Currently, there are more than 84,000 chemical substances on the Inventory. There are two sections in TSCA inventory: public section and confidential section. Only the public portion is available for search. Neuropsychological Performance in Long-term Cannabis Users. Background Although cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, its long-term cognitive effects remain inadequately studied.

Neuropsychological Performance in Long-term Cannabis Users

Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals. Damning emails A few days after that testimony, David Durham, a 67-year-old retired electrician in Louisville, Kentucky, would be diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals

The Methiest States In The U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC) The multimillion-dollar superlab of "Breaking Bad" may be gone, but thousands of meth labs around the country remain. The midwestern states tend to see the most incidents involving meth labs, and Missouri outranks all others with 1,825 busts and seizures in 2012, according to a Government Accountability Office analysis of Drug Enforcement Administration data. Moreover, an increasingly popular crude cooking method known as "shake and bake" has put meth production in addicts' hands, eliminating the need for an RV or even chemistry know-how.

Infographic by Troy Dunham for The Huffington Post. It takes about 15 minutes to "shake and bake" a batch of meth in a plastic bottle using ingredients you may already have lying around the house. Sometimes the bottle explodes, badly burning the often uninsured meth cook and anyone else in the line of fire. Meth use cost the U.S. economy around $23.4 billion in 2005, according to a RAND Corporation study. Meth%20and%20Child%20Safety. How effective is drug addiction treatment? Skip to main content En español Home » Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition) » Frequently Asked Questions » How effective is drug addiction treatment?

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition) How effective is drug addiction treatment? In addition to stopping drug abuse, the goal of treatment is to return people to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and community. Illicit money: how much is out there? 25 October 2011 - Criminals, especially drug traffickers, may have laundered around $1.6 trillion, or 2.7 per cent of global GDP, in 2009, according to a new report by UNODC. This figure is consistent with the 2 to 5 per cent range previously established by the International Monetary Fund to estimate the scale of money-laundering.

Less than 1 per cent of global illicit financial flows is currently being seized and frozen, according to the report Estimating illicit financial flows resulting from drug trafficking and other transnational organized crime. The Real Afghanistan Surge is in Heroin Production and Tripled Opium Cultivation since the US military arrived/ UN and US Government documents Washington's Blog. By Meryl Nass, M.D. Dr. The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade. First published in 2005, updated in January 2015 and January 2016 Author’s Note. Making Money from Addiction: 30 Million Americans On Antidepressants. Twenty Facts on America’s Big Pharma Nightmare. Has there ever been a nation more hooked on drugs than the United States? How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company. Illicit money: how much is out there? Countries That Have Better Drug Laws Than the United States.

Americans try more drugs than people in any other country. Forbes Welcome. Thanks for coming to Forbes. Forbes Welcome. Thanks for coming to Forbes. Please turn off your ad blocker in order to continue. Five Pharmaceutical Companies Sued in Response to Opioid Addiction Epidemic. How the Pharmaceutical Industry Is Making Money on Your Overdose. Photo via Flickr user The Javorac America has a prescription pill problem. How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company.

Making Money from Addiction: 30 Million Americans On Antidepressants. Twenty Facts on America’s Big Pharma Nightmare. Big Pharma: Are They Advertising Addiction? Drugs Are pharmacological companies advertising addiction? Pharmacological companies do not have a good rap. They’ve been known to bury bad news, which has had an effect on people’s health, and therefore their lives. Pharmaceutical Statistics. Attorney General Pam Bondi says Florida's pill mill doctors are gone. ‘Uncle Teddy’ trial: Pharmacists testify Irmo doctor’s Oxycodone orders were high.

American Pain: The Largest U.S. Pill Mill's Rise and Fall - Businessweek. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) How prescription drug abuse costs you money - Feb. 24, 2012. FastStats - Therapeutic Drug Use. Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse in America. Physicians testified for tobacco companies against plaintiffs with cancer, Stanford study finds : Top Headlines : MD News Daily.

Toxic Pollution and schools - Latest Toxic Release Inventory TRI Google Maps - EPA Risk Management Plans. ATSDR – Priority List of Hazardous Substances. Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program. Chemical Substances - CAS REGISTRY. Toxic Pollution and schools - Latest Toxic Release Inventory TRI Google Maps - EPA Risk Management Plans.

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