addiction

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.

Compulsion Disorders May be Influenced by Brain Patterns

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

People who tend to make compulsory decisions, which are often harmful, all happen to exhibit the same brain patterns and physiological evidence.

Quitting Smoking Relieves More Stress than Nicotine

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Heavy smokers have been shown to be less stressed after quitting than when getting their nicotine fix, according to a recent study.

Impulsive personality linked to food addiction

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food.

Region of brain responsible for nicotine withdrawal symptoms identified

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2013
by Alex Muller

UMMS neuroscientist points at new target to help smokers quit.