News tagged with addictions

Role of addiction cannot be ignored in obesity epidemic

The causes of obesity are complex and individual, but it is clear that chronic overeating plays a fundamental role. But when this behaviour becomes compulsive and out of control, it is often classified as "food addiction" ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Health
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Rodent smoke screen

Rats passively exposed to tobacco smoke become dependent on nicotine, according to a new study by Dr. Adrie Bruijnzeel and colleagues from the University of Florida in the US. Their findings of how rats' brains respond to ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Why can't some people give up cocaine?

Drug dependency is a recurrent but treatable kind of addiction. However, not all people who are drug dependent progress in the same way once they stop taking drugs. A new study shows that, in the case of cocaine, a high score ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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