Legal high Benzo Fury "as dangerous illegal drugs such as ecstasy", study claims

Legal high Benzo Fury 'as dangerous as illegal drugs such as ecstasy', study claims Benzo Fury is currently one of the most popular legal 'highs' in the UK It is freely available to buy via the internet, at music festivals and clubs But experts claim it could cause high blood pressure and addiction 19-year-old Alex Heriot died at a music festival in June 2012.

Cocaine addiction could be cured by zapping the brain with magnets

Zapping the brain with magnets could cure cocaine addiction Changing certain neurons in the brain using magnetic stimulation can wipe away addictionTreatment targets the prefrontal cortex – which controls impulses and decision making Could be tested immediately in humans By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 Cocaine addicts could be cured using a technique that stimulates the brain with magnets.

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction 380 children aged 10 or under treated for intoxication over four year period Figures are likely to be higher as 67 NHS trusts did not supply informationOne seven-year-old boy treated was deemed to be 'addicted' to alcoholAffected children often come from homes where alcohol already a problem .

Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do so

Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do soOf the 2,010 smokers questioned one in ten said they are 'desperate' to stop British Heart Foundation found 82 per cent have unsuccessfully tried to quitReport calls for standardised packaging and local authority assistance By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 13 March 2013 Tough: Research by the British Heart Foundation found that 82 per cent of smokers have unsuccessfully tried to quit at some stage The average smoker has made four failed attempts to quit and nearly a quarter have lost count of the number of times they have tried to give up.

Pregnant women who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into junk food junkies

Mothers-to-be who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into 'junk food junkies' Junk foods 'have the same effect on the body's chemistry as opium, heroin, and morphine'Pregnant women who eat junk food cause changes to their unborn babies' brainsThis means the child must eat more junk food to get the same satisfaction By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 1 March 2013 Mothers-to-be who eat junk food change the development of signalling pathways in their babies' brains Pregnant women who munch on foods high in fat and sugar can turn their children into 'junk food junkies,' a researcher has warned.

Teenager who eats half a stick of DEODORANT every day

Teenager 'must eat' half a stick of DEODORANT every day after bizarre addiction takes over her life Nicole, 19, enjoyed taste when she tried some as a toddlerDoctors says she is risking her health if she continues By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 06:04 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 1 March 2013 A teenager has revealed that she has what must be one of the most bizarre addictions on the planet…

Young people who smoke cannabis are more likely to be addicted to cigarettes in later life

Young people who smoke cannabis are more likely to get hooked on cigarettes in later life Exposure to THC, main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can increase addictive properties of nicotineCigarettes often considered a 'gateway' to other drugs, but this shows the reverse can be true By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:52 GMT, 11 January 2013 Exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can increase the addictive properties of nicotine Young people who smoke cannabis are also more likely to become addicted to cigarettes – increasing their risk of heart disease and lung cancer.

Sex addiction: A real disorder, say the scientists who"ve defined what the symptoms are

Sex addiction IS a real disorder, say the scientists who've defined what the symptoms are May affect people whose sexual activities are 'excessive and interfere with daily life'Or those who have experienced 'recurrent and intense sexual fantasies and urges' for at least six months | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 12 October 2012 Russell Brand admitted in his autobiography that sex addiction nearly ruined his career It has traditionally been written off as an 'excuse' for philandering celebrities, but a new study suggests that sex addiction is a real disorder.

Millionaire with cocaine habit is jailed after police find drugs stash in the folding roof of his Bentley

Millionaire with cocaine habit so bad his nose collapsed is jailed after police find drugs stash in the folding roof of his Bentley . Millionaire property dealer James Brown from Glasgow, has a collapsed nose due to years of cocaine addiction A millionaire cocaine addict who retired abroad at the age of just 36 after making his fortune has been jailed after police found a haul of drugs hidden in his luxury car.

Woman discovers ex-boyfriend living in her attic a YEAR after he did some DIY at her home

Woman discovers ex-boyfriend living in her attic 12 YEARS after they broke upEx-boyfriend had recently been released from prisonThere were cups containing feces and urine all over the atticHe was spying on Tracy through an air vent in her ceilingIs still on the loose