Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and/or psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin, caffeine and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 22, 2013 12:04 PM EDT
A new study identifies a potential remedy for cocaine addiction, already approved for use in humans, which could expedite clinical trials.
By Matthew Mientka | May 22, 2013 03:37 PM EDT
Canadian researchers say gluttony may be as addictive to the brain as drugs of abuse.
By Cindy del Rosario | May 21, 2013 10:58 PM EDT
In a double-blind placebo controlled study, people who suffered from general anxiety disorder experienced a significant decrease in their anxiety.
By Evan Winchester | May 21, 2013 06:43 PM EDT
Side effects of the performance enhancing drugs caused physiological changes that later would lead Krieger to opt for a sex change operation.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 21, 2013 05:08 PM EDT
Treatment with the SSRI antidepressant results in a lower rate of mental stress-induced cardiac injury.
By Justin Caba | May 21, 2013 01:22 PM EDT
A recent study claims women have a better chance of being prescribed a pain-relieving medication compared to men, regardless of pain level or age.
By Anthony Rivas | May 20, 2013 07:55 PM EDT
A poll found a huge disparity between the number of teenagers taking study drugs and their parents' awareness of the fact.
By Justin Caba | May 20, 2013 03:34 PM EDT
A proposal on the upcoming California ballot could make drug testing mandatory for all medical practitioners.
By Matthew Mientka | May 19, 2013 03:45 PM EDT
The Organization of American States, representing the 35 nations of North and South America, urged governments on Friday to view illegal drug use as a public health problem instead of a security problem.
By Matthew Mientka | May 18, 2013 03:10 PM EDT
In a longitudinal study, researchers find that adolescents who start drinking during puberty are even more likely to develop drinking problems than those who started at younger ages.
By Matthew Mientka and Christie Rizk | May 18, 2013 11:36 AM EDT
Sufferers of the autoimmune disease primary sclerosing cholangitis spent 20 percent less of their time drinking coffee, researchers said.
By Ansa Varughese | May 17, 2013 04:57 PM EDT
A new study found that heavy drinkers who smoke excessively develop problems with memory, thinking and problem solving skills earlier than those who do not.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 17, 2013 04:09 PM EDT
College women exceed nationally proposed drinking guidelines more frequently than their male counterparts.
By Justin Caba | May 17, 2013 04:01 PM EDT
Findings from a new study suggest a better, more uniform code for determining whether or not alcohol advertisements are appropriate.
By Justin Caba | May 16, 2013 01:16 PM EDT
Polish doctors delivered a child with 4.5 g of alcohol in its system.