addiction

A vaccine could help you quit smoking

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

To help those trying to quit, scientists came up with the idea of a nicotine vaccine that can train a smokers body to attack nicotine molecules before they reach the brain.

Study: Liver hormone regulates sweet, alcohol preferences

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A hormone found in the liver has the ability to reduce sweet and alcohol cravings in mammals, a recent study found.

For Cocaine Addicts, Treatment with Magnets May Stop Craving

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Can magnetic stimulation of the brain shake drug addicts out of their habit?

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained and the findings could lead to new drugs to improve lung function.

Sugar 'not addictive' says Edinburgh University study

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, new research suggests.