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.
A diabetes epidemic and supermarkets who are pushers for an addictive drug called sugar By Joanna Blythman PUBLISHED: 23:39 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:23 GMT, 5 March 2013 The obesity epidemic is worsening, with drastic consequences for the nation’s health.
“Electronic cigarettes could be unsafe and lead to health problems,” ministers warn.Electronic cigarettes could be unsafe and lead to long-term health problems, ministers have admitted.
Young mother 26, drinks 25 LITRES of water a day… but doctors have no idea whySasha Kennedy downs almost six gallons during a 24-hour periodThe mother-of-two – who says she has no health problems – wakes up several times a night to sip water and go to the toiletShe claims to have left a job because the quality of the company's tap water was not good enough | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 11 July 2012 A young mother has revealed her bizarre addiction to drinking water – downing up to 25 litres per day.
Teenagers with alcoholic parents more likely to have impulsive and addictive personalities Adolescents with a family history of alcoholism were more likely to risk money in a game of Wheel of FortuneHoped findings will help develop prevention strategies Teenagers with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to develop similar addictions because of the way their brains are wired, say scientists. They found such adolescents exhibited more impulsive behaviour, a trait associated with alcohol abuse. It is now hoped the findings will help develop more effective prevention strategies and treatment for different high-risk populations
Does obesity go hand in hand with trauma How one man lost 12st in one year, just by talking about his feelings Trim: Jack Gorny shed 12 stone For years, we’ve been told that being overweight is a failure of willpower. The most likely scenario for people with a large amount of weight to lose is that even if they shed it by dieting, it goes back on after they stop, plus more. This yo-yo behaviour has led psychiatrists at the University of Connecticut to question whether obesity is a form of addictive behaviour – and if that’s the case, the solution needs to start in the mind