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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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87-Year-Old Man Caught With 104 Bricks of Cocaine [VIDEO]

Police in Michigan pulled an elderly man over during a routine traffic stop, and when he refused a search of his pickup truck, a drug sniffing dog found almost 228 pounds of cocaine in the back.

Police then arrested 87-year-old Leo Sharp for possession of the drug.

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Half of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana — Survey of the Day

According to a new Gallup poll, 50 percent of American adults favor legalizing marijuana, the highest percentage in Gallup’s 42-year history of asking that question. Forty-six percent of Americans believe marijuana should remain illegal.

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Justin Sullivan, Flickr
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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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Couple Busted in Colorado With $10 Million Worth of Cocaine

Today’s lesson in drug smuggling: obey the traffic laws, make sure your license is valid, and get your story straight.

So learned Mark Bailey and Lisa Calderon, a California couple arrested in Pueblo, Colorado on Sunday after it was discovered they had some $10 million worth of cocaine in the trunk of their rented car.

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Pot Smokers Are Less Likely to Be Obese Than Non-Smokers

People who smoke pot once a week are about 25 percent less likely to be obese than non-smokers.

According to a study by French researchers, marijuana smokers have a 16 percent rate of obeseity, whereas those who don’t partake enjoy a rate of obesity between 22 and 25 percent.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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Wichita Falls Police Make Morning Drug Bust

The Wichita Falls Police Departments Organized Crime Unit served a search warrant this morning at a north Wichita Falls home that resulted in a drug related arrest.  Just before 9:30 am Thursday, officers served the warrant at 1217 Kenley Drive

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