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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

There is a drug…

There is a drug (as in prescription drug) out there which seems to help a lot of people stop drinking. As in alcoholics. Its called baclofen. It is a safe, old drug which was discovered about 90 years ago as a treatment for epilepsy and is used mainly for MS and muscle spasticity. About 10 … Continue reading

Baclofen and Smoking trial

Here is a study on baclofen’s effect on smoking: The GABA B agonist baclofen reduces cigarette consumption in a preliminary double-blind placebo-controlled smoking reduction study.pdf

Alcohol – A slide show


Red Wine not so good after all!

This study shows that red wine does not the benefits that some have said it does. http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2014/07/10/huge-new-penn-study-red-wine-good-heart/