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Hangover Remedy Examined: Yak-A-Mein Soup, A.k.a., ‘Old Sober’

One of the Crescent City’s time-honored traditions — a steaming bowl of Yak-a-mein Soup, a.k.a., “Old Sober” — after a night of partying in the French Quarter actually does have a basis in scientific fact. That was the word today from an overview of the chemistry of hangovers, presented as…

Drug Combination May Help Treat Cocaine Addiction, Study Suggests

A new study suggests combining the anti-seizure drug topiramate with amphetamines may help treat cocaine addiction. The Los Angeles Times reports topiramate has shown promise in treating nicotine and alcohol dependence, while amphetamines are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Both classes of drugs have been tested independently as…

Meth Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Early Tests; Blocking a Meth High Could Help Addicts Committed to Recovery

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have performed successful tests of an experimental methamphetamine vaccine on rats. Vaccinated animals that received the drug were largely protected from typical signs of meth intoxication. If the vaccine proves effective in humans too, it could become the first specific treatment for meth…

Two Medications Good First Option for Treating Alcoholism, Study Finds

An analysis of studies that evaluated two medications used to treat alcoholism concludes they are a good first option for people who want treatment but wish to avoid an inpatient program. The analysis looked at acamprosate (Campral) and naltrexone (ReVia),Reuters reports. The medications may be helpful for people in different…