Coffee may help cocaine addiction

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According to a study by a group a New York Researchers, drinking coffee may help people who are trying to fight a cocaine addiction.  Their study found that coffee can block the changes in the brain associated with cocaine use – especially in women who are more prone to cocaine addiction.

The research team said cocaine disrupts the menstrual cycle and heightens addiction, but caffeine can block the changes, restore the female cycle, and ease the symptoms of addiction.

  Source: Scienceworldreport.com

  Source: Sciencenewsline.com  

 

The second round of open enrollment is going on right now for Connecticut’s health insurance exchange,  and already thousands more people have signed up for health insurance.

Access Health CT reported more than 11,600 new people have enrolled in a health care plan since last week.  The exchange even experienced its third highest call volume day since the exchange launched last year.

In 2013, more than 280,000 people signed up for Medicaid or health insurance.

Open enrollment runs through February 15th.

Source: Foxct.com

 

A new study has found a laser that’s normally used to remove tattoos can also treat facial scarring from acne.  Dermatologists at New York’s Laser and Skin Surgery Center applied the tattoo laser to 17 patients’ acne scars.  The patients had a total of six treatments, with the sessions four to eight weeks apart.  Each application took about ten to 15 minutes.

The patients’ scars improved by 25% to 50%, and even those with deeper scars said they were pleased with the results.

Source: Livescience.com

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