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Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again and it is OK, US panel

It's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again, a federal panel said.  Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn't working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making most people sick then. But the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices voted 12-2 Wednesday to recommend the nasal spray as an option for next winter's flu season.

Detection of Bath Salts in Biological Samples is Difficult

Synthetic cathinones are derived from cathinone which is present in the khat plant. These recreational drugs produce effects similar to amphetamines and have been associated with numerous fatalities.

Although the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) banned some synthetic cathinones in 2011, new designer drugs continue to appear, presenting a real challenge for forensic laboratories. The report was published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.

An Adult Brain Can Produce New Neurons

Scientists have established that the new neurons produced in adults react preferentially to reward-related sensory stimuli and help speed up the association between sensory information and reward. Adult-born neurons therefore play an important role in both the identification of a sensory stimulus and the positive value associated with that sensory experience. This stuyd has published in  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).