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Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses

...ithout liquor. The drug was also shown to suppress cravings and prevent relapses. In fact, the latest study was intended to learn not whether the drug was effective, which was assumed, but for how long.The study says naltrexone fails to prevent drinking relapses, and in fact is no better than sugar pills at k...

A new method to help smokers quit

...chers say use of the active lozenge led to reduced cravings and withdrawal. Most adverse events were moderate and were considered similar to those experienced by individuals using nicotine gum. Also, in general, those who used more of the active lozenges daily were more likely to remain abstinent over time. ...

New Drug to Stop Gambling!

...ists say they are studying the connection between cravings and behavior. "Traditionally, when people receive ...a drug already approved to treat alcoholics, stops cravings and therefore stops the gambling urges. Jeff says the drug changed his life. "It's helped my relati...

Sugar Cravings

... a familiar story for many. Researchers say sugar cravings occur because people do // not eat enough throughout the day. People tend to get too hungry, and when this happens they tend to crave carbs and sweets . Studies show when people starve themselves or diet, they become depressed, irritable and angry. ...

Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking

...responses to quitting smoking. Although nicotine cravings are considered to be at the root of not being able to quit smoking, recent research suggests that conditioned response to various sensory cues like presentation of visuals, or smelling of tobacco can also set the stage of continuous smoking for smoke...

Consumers Becoming More Health Conscious Than Calorie Conscious

... in stabilizing blood sugar levels and controlling cravings than counting calories. The Primaliv yoghurt [marketed in Sweden] uses images to demonstrate energy levels going up and down. Consumers don’t know GI but they can related to an energy high and energy low. The HealthFocus research has found that in...

Consuming Vinegar Before A Meal Found To Help Dieters Eat Less

...it in a drink may help dieters eat less and reduce cravings brought on by sugar peaks// after meals. A significant dose-response relationship between the amount of vinegar consumed by 12 healthy subjects and their glucose and insulin responses to white bread was observed. For the study, volunteers were given...

New Diet Sensation Insists That Carbs Are Good For Health

... difficult for so many people, and it prevents the cravings and hunger that lead to diet failure, said the editor of the publication that is publishing the diet program. Raz has already guided thousands of people in Israel to successful weight loss through the “It’s All in You Head” weight loss program at Te...

Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction

...found to attenuate methamphetamine high and reduce cravings for the drug, prompted by visual cues such as ambient drug use. The drug is thought to reduce the stimulant effects by blocking the drug from entering the brain cells that would in turn restrict the release of neurotransmitters that cause feelings of...

A herbal drug addiction releiver

...available herbal supplement can reduce the intense cravings associated with cocaine use is an important finding for individuals undergoing treatment for cocaine addiction. Reduced craving might help addicted individuals restrain from abusing cocaine.' The two phase study included in the first putting condit...

Genes May Determine Craving For Cigarettes

...bolism may need more of the chemical to calm their cravings and help them kick their habit. Edited (ANI...

'Winter Blues' Treated by Breakthrough Lighting Technology

... activity, sadness, excessive eating, carbohydrate cravings and sleepiness. Individuals affected by "winter depression" who go untreated can lose their jobs, destroy relationships, and isolate themselves from their communities, and their physical and mental health will continue to suffer. This condition may b...

Pop a pill once a month and free yourself from alcoholism

...of naltrexone administered monthly to help control cravings for alcohol. ReVia by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. is how the pill is sold generically. This drug would be freely available by June end and in the form of a single dose, 380-milligram intramuscular injection. Vivitrol was granted a conditional appr...

Alcoholism Drug Vivitrol Approved By FDA

... disease that comes with common symptoms including cravings for alcohol, loss of control over alcohol drinking, withdrawal symptoms and an increased tolerance for alcohol. Alcohol dependence results in an economic burden to society that costs approximately $185 billion annually in the U.S. Vivitrol suppres...

Shocked out of drugs?

...ifficult for addicts to get off these drugs is the cravings are very strong. One of the benefits of NET, at least as it has been claimed, is that it allows addicts to cope with those feelings of cravings." In his estimate, NET needs to be researched further and is no means to a permanent cure. ...

A pill for those who live to eat !

...gry part of the brain inactive, and might stop the cravings in their tracks. Alarmingly, 23%of Britain are woefully obese...

New Drug to Help Smokers Kick the Habit

...by stimulating sufficient dopamine release to curb cravings and at the same time blocks the reinforcing effects of smoked nicotine. The drug is marketed by Pfizer Inc. and received FDA approval in May. A related editorial however cautions smokers against considering the drug as a panacea for quitting smok...

Is Nicotine Lozenge A Safe Smoking Cessation Product?

... products as effective tools to help people manage cravings in areas where they can't smoke, such as airplanes and restaurants. This would end up in people getting addicted to nicotine replacement products in addition to continuing their smoking habits....

Imaging study affords renewed thrust on smoking cessation treatments

...fs of cigarette that is capable of inducing strong cravings to continue smoking. // Researchers found that the...g of satisfaction lasts only for a short time. The cravings only increase with time which is why the smoker continues to feed those cravings and soon ends up sm...

HP Government to Introduce Sugar Free Herbal Honey Project

...oy the taste of honey. It is also said to reduce cravings for sugar and fat besides being helpful in controlling blood sugar and high blood pressure. An official said the project was sent to NHB by the Himachal Organic Association (HOA) to popularise healthy sugar-free honey. "Eventually the state gover...

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