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Treatment Ratings and Reviews for 637 Conditions. Self Tracking. Free Tools to Help You Manage Your Health.

1,3,7-trimethylxanthine gives you wings. 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine (sometimes used as a pesticide to kill frogs) also happens to be one of the world’s most popular drugs. Users find that it improves attention and concentration, and slightly decreases their heart rate at low doses. It is habit forming however and has been known to cause agitation, anxiety, insomnia, disorientation, nausea, delirium, hallucinations and tinnitus. Some people report involuntary tremors or even convulsions. Overdoses can cause seizures, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest. The metabolic half-life of the drug is usually somewhere between three and seven hours so a typical user will take somewhere between fifteen and thirty-five hours to process 95% of their initial dose. « Older Ad Aspera Per Astra... | Church of fools...

Tracking the flu pandemic by monitoring the Social Web | Pattern Analysis and Intelligent Systems Group Reference: Vasileios Lampos, and Nello Cristianini: Tracking the flu pandemic by monitoring the Social Web. 2nd IAPR Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP 2010), pp. 411-416, IEEE Press, 2010. Publication Type: Refereed Conference Paper Abstract : Tracking the spread of an epidemic disease like seasonal or pandemic influenza is an important task that can reduce its impact and help authorities plan their response. [ Download Full Paper Preprint ] [ Full Paper on IEEE Xplore ] Note : Part of the methodology presented on this publication combined with the derivations of another publication ("Flu Detector - Tracking Epidemics on Twitter") were used in the deployment of Flu detector , an online tool for inferring flu rates from the content of Twitter for several UK regions.

Ask Lifehacker: Quitting caffeine Dear Lifehacker, Every afternoon around 4 o'clock I drag myself over to the office Coke machine for a much-needed kick after a post-lunch crash. I know how ridiculously addictive Coke and coffee is, and how quickly one can fall into the habit of needing caffeine just to get through the day. So how the @#%! do I wean myself off this crap? Vitamin B? There's got to be a better way. Sincerely, Caf Fiend Dear Mr. Without a doubt, caffeine addiction is an occupational hazard for office workers. There are a lot of good reasons to reduce your caffeine intake. Cold turkey caffeine quitters will experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, like headaches, distraction, irritability and possibly nausea and dizziness. Two ways to go about laying off the caffeinated sauce: Substitute half your regular caffeine intake with decaffeinated drinks. To help you get an idea of how much caffeine you consume in a typical day, here's a chart of common caffeinated items, courtesy of web site Twilight Bridge:

Health - Alan Jacobs - The Lost World of Benzedrine Favored by artists and mathematicians, the drug powered a great deal of innovation in the 20th century. A 1939 Benzedrine inhaler ad from Smith, Kline and French Wikipedia Someone really needs to write a history of the influence of Benzedrine on American culture. For a period of about twenty years, from the 1930s to the 1950s, a good bit of American artistic and scientific energy was generated by this lively amphetamine, which was originally created by Smith, Kline, and French in 1928 as a nasal and bronchial decongestant. Soon enough people discovered that it had pleasant, useful, and energizing side-effects, which led to its use by all sorts of people who needed to boost their creative energies. Google's Ngrams shows us how it rocketed into the public consciousness: And also helps us see when the cute little pills began to be called "bennies": The poet W. Of course, bennies had a tendency to ruin the body of the person using them.

How to Increase Dopamine Levels: Foods to Eat and What to Do Dopamine is the brain’s feel good chemical, sending feelings of well-being and pleasure into your body. In addition to simply making you feel good, dopamine helps control weight, energy levels, and supports brain and heart health. Without it, we would be more fat, unhappy, and tired. But if you know how to increase dopamine levels, you can take advantage of this feel good chemical on command. The best part? You can increase dopamine levels just by eating certain foods. Fat, unhappy, and tired—those words seem to fit many Americans quite well. But, how can you boost dopamine levels naturally? Another solution for how to increase dopamine levels and flood your brain with this feel-good chemical is exercise. Alternatively, you could also take supplements to boost dopamine, although foods and exercise may be the two best and most beneficial options. What you put in your body and how you use your body determines how you feel. Additional Sources: RaySahelian Medhelp Reuniting NaturalNews

This Is Your Brain on Coffee Photo This column appears in the June 9 issue of The New York Times Magazine. For hundreds of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. Other recent studies have linked moderate coffee drinking — the equivalent of three or four 5-ounce cups of coffee a day or a single venti-size Starbucks — with more specific advantages: a reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, basal cell carcinoma (the most common skin cancer), prostate cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer recurrence. Perhaps most consequential, animal experiments show that caffeine may reshape the biochemical environment inside our brains in ways that could stave off dementia. There’s still much to be learned about the effects of coffee. Correction: June 28, 2013 The Well column on June 9 about the health benefits of coffee referred incorrectly to its popularity.

For women, heart attacks look different – and so do heart health outcomes Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. Approximately 26% of women who die in this country every year die of heart disease – that’s about 316, 000 women a year. And, a new study reveals that women who have heart attacks are more likely (15%) to die in the hospital than men who have heart attacks (10%). There are a number of reasons for this. The study also found that women often fail to realize that they are having a heart attack – and so do doctors. Heart attacks kill people of both sexes, but they affect female bodies differently than they affect male ones. That is exactly what happened to my mother. The reason she recovered fully is because she got the right treatment, and she got it fast. As this study suggests, women are less likely to get treatment in that golden hour, partly because their symptoms manifest differently than men’s, and partly because despite the numbers on women and heart disease, when we think heart attacks, we think men.

Backdoor Pharmacist Doesn't Drink Coffee Caffeine is a strong stimulant of the xanthine class. Naturally occurring, it’s the world’s most commonly consumed upper. Religions even exempt caffeine from restrictions on intoxicants because no one would worship a god that didn’t let you have a tea or a Coke. Caffeine is an addictive psychostimulant drug. It’s not known exactly how many hundreds of millions of people worldwide are hooked on caffeine. It is distributed in a wide variety of forms, much like cannabis or cocaine, but is almost exclusively dosed orally. More common and familiar formulations are delivered via its natural occurrence in plants where caffeine acts as a pesticide, killing predatory insects. Google provides a handy caffeine dosage widget when you search for things like “caffeine in coffee” or “caffeine in cola.” It’s legality and easy availability made users of caffeine cavalier about their addiction and high consumption. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Coca-Cola. Caffeine is a capricious mistress.