Newsy (Dec. 31, 2014) Research from 2014 suggested coffee has health benefits; however, researchers did warn that some are more likely to become addicted than others.
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AP (Mar. 13, 2014) A powerful, new opiate painkiller is now at some major pharmacies. Zohydro is a twice-a-day pure hydrocodone pill that addiction experts fear will be abused widely but some pain specialists say ... watch video
CBC (Aug. 29, 2013) A review of 120 studies examining cannabis and teenage brain development points to strong evidence that early cannabis use puts some teens at risk of developing addiction and mental health problems ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 11, 2013) A British scientist now says he has developed an "alcohol-surrogate." It reportedly will inebriate the user, like alcohol, but without negative effects like aggression, addiction and ... watch video
FORA.tv (May 13, 2013) Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root?
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FORA.tv (Feb. 20, 2013) Dr. Nora Volkow, the head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses how to best control addiction. She believes that all addictions can be eliminated if the brain's receptors can be ... watch video
May 21, 2015 The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients, new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in the ... read more
May 21, 2015 People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically ... read more
May 22, 2015 Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the ... read more
May 21, 2015 A simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease is a step closer to being used to screen older adults. Just as with blood tests for other diseases, such as diabetes, ... read more
Sep. 9, 2014 People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests. An international team of scientists has found no ... read more
July 1, 2014 Research suggests that people at increased risk for developing addiction share many of the same neurobiological signatures of people who have already developed addiction. This similarity is to be ... read more
Sep. 10, 2013 Neuroscientists have made a remarkable new discovery revealing the underlying molecular process by which opiate addiction develops in the brain. Opiate addiction is largely controlled by the ... read more