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The brain loves a surprise

...earchers noticed marked stimulation in the brain's pleasure centers in many, but not all, of the participants.... Berns speculated that the activity in the brain's pleasure centers is linked to people's personalities. For instance, a person who craves twists and turns in...

Keep guilt off

...ng and sex, and to rate each one for the amount of pleasure and guilt it gave.The results of these responses w... system. The students rated sex 8.9 out of 10 for pleasure and just 1.6 for guilt; eating scored 9 for pleasure and 6 for guilt; drinking and watching televisi...

Have sex and stay young

...," said Dr Weeks. "Sex is the most intense kind of pleasure and that triggers certain chemicals. In women it produces a human growth hormone which helps the process." Regular, loving sex came second to physical and mental activity as the factors most important to retaining youth. The research discovered tha...

Toddlers stressed out

... a nursery rhyme as an activity that could combine pleasure with finding out about numbers, she said the government's proposals were aimed at ensuring "appropriate" teaching for the early years. Three-year-olds would not be under pressure to learn lessons that were beyond their reach, she said, but would be e...

Staying mentally energitic prevents Alzheimer's

... everyone can find some mental activity that gives pleasure - now knowing that it may also protect them from dementia. What's not yet clear is just how mental stimulation protects the brain. It's also possible that a predisposition to Alzheimer's somehow leads to mental passivity in later life; further study ...

Depression has a worthwhile treatment

...?' and 'Are the things that previously brought you pleasure no longer bringing you pleasure?' If a patient answers 'yes' to one or both, then further examination and, if appropriate, treatment, must follow.Hence this approach will lead to improvements in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of depression....

Eating chocolate makes you happy

...ture and aroma in a bar of chocolate stimulate the pleasure centres than any other food....

Naltrexone effective for drinking problems

...ddiction, which acts on the brain to take away the pleasure of drinking. Spanish researchers looked at a group of 150 alcohol-dependent patients with the Mediterranean drinking pattern. Half were given naltrexone and half a placebo for 13 weeks. After this time, only 8% in the naltrexone group resorted to hea...

A boon for smokers to quit

...eadful habit.//The drug produces a similar kind of pleasure which is offered by nicotine in the cigar. It has also been found out that stimulation or blockage of a chemical called DOPAMINE can have a significant alteration in a smoker's behaviour.Blocking dopamine is found to induce more smoking as the chem...

Keep fit with salads

...ttuce leaf. Herbs add flavour, texture and visual pleasure to a salad each of which can be changed simply by varying the kinds of herbs used. Fresh herbs (rather than dried ones) are preferable, since their flavours are milder. Some of the herbs used in salads are coriander leaves (dhania patta), tulsi leave...

Medicines on the move

...f instructions for those travelling on business or pleasure trips to help continue safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. 1. Be informed: A schedule of the drugs that you are taking at the moment should be kept handy. This is all the more necessary when you take different medicines at diffe...

Antiseizure Drug in help for Alcoholics

...t the drug acts against the chemicals that provide pleasure from alcohol. While Antabuse, an anti-drinking drug //makes people sick when they drink, researchers believe Antabuse isnt so much a treatment as a punishment for drinking. Researchers believe that Topiramate could well be the right drug for alcoholi...

Finding relief from Excruciating Headaches a challenge

...'s really sad because these headaches take all the pleasure out of life at a time when high school and college students should be enjoying their lives," says Dr. Michael Cutrer, a neurologist who specializes in primary headache disorders at the Mayo Clinic. If left untreated, he says, the severity of the hea...

Heredity Can Decide Your Drinking Habits

...is gene. The gene is responsible for enhancing the pleasure that is derived from alcohol consumption, or the “high” people get out of drinking. A strong gene reduces this feeling of elation derived from the alcoholic drink and thus the person will not enjoy his drink as much as the person who will from effect...

Drug addiction can be genetical, says study

...opamine is the neurotransmitter connected with the pleasure sensations of the brain.The researchers who had drawn animal parallels had reported that mice deficient in the Clock gene had produced more dopamine when injected with cocaine, much more than the control mice that had the Clock gene. The first group ...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...y explain why cocaine addicts are oriented towards pleasure rather than other goals and have an impaired ability to make decisions. It could also be why addicts go back to taking more of the drug and ex-addicts often become addicted again faster than those who have never taken it. They hope that understand...

New Vaccination For Smokers To Quit Smoking

...cientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pleasure factor in smoking leaving the smoker // with no kick, reports news portal Annanova. The anti-nicotine injection, CYT002 - NicQb, patented by Swiss pharmaceutical firm Cytos, works by building antibodies in the blood that stop nicotine from getting t...

Tendency To Smoke and Get Addicted Could Run In Families!

...ns of nicotine. This gives the smoker a feeling of pleasure that might eventually hold the key to smoking addi...ne, a chemical that was responsible for a sense of pleasure following smoking. It was further evident that women who had a variant form of the gene were only ha...

Vatican’s Message For World AIDS Day Condemns ‘Pansexual Cultur’

...lture that devalues sexuality, reducing it to mere pleasure without any further meaning. Previously, the Vatican has opposed condom campaigns, asserting that they do not actually protect against transmission of the disease and may end up encouraging promiscuous sexual activity. Those who advocate the us...

Many young women affected by HIV

...ned to it being our role in life to provide sexual pleasure to the men in our life." One innovation in helping stop the spread of AIDS might be microbicides, which researchers suggest women could apply through gels or creams to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Still in the research phase, it will be a...

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