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'Prozac miracle' could end in disaster

... a group of people who say they became chronically addicted to an antidepressant drug in the same class as Prozac. The case, which has been filed in California, is the first ever to claim damages for addiction against one of the drug companies that have made billions from SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake i...

Smoke less to stay young

It is popularly believed that people become addicted to nicotine by smoking regularly over a long period of time. But the facts appear to be more disturbing. According to a Canadian study, young people can develop addictive symptoms very quickly,// even if they smoke no more than a few cigarettes a mon...

Pen-nibbling addiction

A MAN addicted to munching his way through 50 ballpoint pens a week has been cured by hypnotherapy. John Carey, 34, began spending pounds 50 a month on his habit after he was banned// from using pens at work because none of his colleagues could find anything to wri...

Help Quit Smoking

... though they hate smoking and want to quit but are addicted to smoking....

Genes Linked To Cigarette Addiction

...dy suggests young people are more likely to become addicted to cigarettes if they carry a specific form of a gene // that helps clear nicotine out of the liver. Those with the inactive form of the CYP2A6 gene were about three-times more likely to get hooked on the habit than those with the normal form. The s...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...aking more of the drug and ex-addicts often become addicted again faster than those who have never taken it. They hope that understanding how connections operate between these brain regions may lead to new ways of treating drug addiction and a greater understanding of disorders such as schizophrenia, which i...

E-Mail Affects Brain More Than Marijuana

.... According to the study, 62 percent of adults are addicted to checking their e-mail and text messages. A follow-up report from HP gives tips on how employees can prevent Info-Mania that includes dedicating a specific e-mail time, increasing the opportunity for face-to-face conversations, and restricting the...

Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work

...at behavioral intervention alone for those heavily addicted women who continue to smoke at maternity booking is unlikely to be effective enough to provide good value for money, say the authors. Nicotine replacement therapy is effective in the general population but is not routinely recommended during pregnan...

Addicted To Getting Tanned?!

... at Galveston have said yes, it is possible to get addicted to having a tanned look // . The research result was published online in the Archives of Dermatology. Studies show that many of those who regularly tan know that exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a tanning booth increases their risk of ...

Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients

...of using the drug and the remaining 4 patients got addicted to gambling after a longer time, in both the cases the gambling addiction stopped after the drug was stopped. The mechanism between the activation of gambling addiction to usage of Pramipexole is still to be explored by the scientists. SOURCE: Arch...

Dental health neglected by over 60 % of Indians

... in India due to the ever-increasing number people addicted to smoking and chewing practices. There has been a considerable increase in the incidence of Oral cancer among Asian men. // In India and Sri Lanka, where chewing tobacco is used with betel nuts and reverse smoking is practiced, there is a striking...

Lawmakers alerted on new tobacco control policies by research team

...xpected to improve the lives of billions of people addicted to this habit. It is time that lawmakers quickly adopt the suggestion and act accordingly. “Our research shows that reducing smoking initiation in youth is likely to offer the largest public health impact during this new century,” said Daniel Stoko...

Detrimental Effect Of Chronic Alcoholism On Male Fertility

...of semen, which, in turn, will make people who are addicted to alcohol impotent and sterile. The authors, therefore, warn men to refrain from chronic alcohol consumption if they want to procreate and lead a normal sexual life...

UV- Light Tanning As A Type Of Substance-Related Disorder

...me sun worshippers may actually be psychologically addicted to tanning, researchers report. The finding may explain why, despite widespread campaigns to alert people to the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, many people continue to sunbathe or use tanning booths. The authors conclude that individuals who...

Heavy alcoholism has adverse affects on sex life in healthy males

...i Medical Centre in Coimbatore. “These were highly addicted alcoholics. They couldn’t do without their drinks. Some of them had taken alcohol every single day for several years. Fortunately, most drinkers do not have such habits.”The details of the study can be found in the latest issue of the medical journal...

Tendency To Smoke and Get Addicted Could Run In Families!

... the CYP2A6 gene three times more likely to become addicted than those with the regular form of the gene. Interestingly, these individuals are at substantially increased risk of becoming dependent but once dependent, smoke less. The findings further serve to explain why some youngsters quickly take to smoki...

Three meals daily Keeps 'Kerala's elderly Healthy

...ts in chewing betel leaf, with close to 20 percent addicted to the habit compared to 13 percent men. Sabu Aliyar, a member of the study team, said these were only preliminary reports. In a month's time, the complete results would be published, he added. Kerala has traditionally led from the front when it ca...

A herbal drug addiction releiver

... for cocaine addiction. Reduced craving might help addicted individuals restrain from abusing cocaine.' The ...ential to use NAC for the treatment of individuals addicted to cocaine is a major finding,' emphasized Dr. Kalivas. 'For those individuals who have the desire t...

Jharkhand Pharmacies Refuse To Sell Viagra

...being misused in the state as many youngsters were addicted to consuming them as intoxicant. --Edited IANS...

Rise in the death rates among the British due to alcohol intake.

... limit. This shows that the women have also become addicted to alcohol. Statistics of England and Wales say that the exact number of increase in the deaths in 1980 due to alcohol related deaths was 2575 but in 2004 has risen to 6614. When the cause of deaths for all these patients were reviewed it was promi...

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