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What is Cirrhosis?

When people talk about the effects of long-term alcoholism, they often talk about one major problem–cirrhosis of the liver. What is cirrhosis? While this condition is deadly, some are at a greater risk of developing it than others. As cirrhosis becomes worse, the liver will have less healthy tissue. If left untreated, the liver will fail…

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How Does Cocaine Affect the Brain?

So, how does cocaine affect the brain? A new Mt. Sinai School of Medicine cocaine addiction study finds cocaine users’ brains have a diminished ability to comprehend loss, a cognitive ability crucial to healthy decision-making. The cocaine addiction study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, measured the brain activity of cocaine users with an EEG…