November 15, 2003

Nicotine Studied as Treatment for Brain Disorders

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The Boston Globe Reported this week that Nicotine is being studied as a treatment for brain disorders. Scientists reported yesterday that nicotine seems to diminish mental impairment stemming from stress or an underactive thyroid - the latest in a growing body of evidence that the long vilified substance may help people with brain disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease to schizophrenia.    Nicotine researchers caution that the findings by no means offset the health ravages of smoking. But for years, a growing number of them have been exploring the aid nicotine may offer people with dementia, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Read More...
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