Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal the shape of your brain could be to blame

Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal brain shape could be to blame Drug users who aren't dependent have an abnormally large frontal lobeThis section of the brain is implicated in self-controlThose who didn't become addicted had a low-boredom threshold By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 18 January 2013 People who take cocaine over many years without becoming addicted have their brains to thank, a study has found.

Arachnoid Cyst: Schoolboy, Laughlan Dougall has undergone 40 operations to cure an eight-year headache

Schoolboy, ten, undergoes 40 operations to try and cure an eight-year headache Schoolboy has to have an operation around once every two months to drain fluid from his skull Laughlan had an operation to remove a bone from his skull to give the brain more room in October last year, but the surgery failed | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 5 September 2012 A brave schoolboy has had 40 operations as doctors try to cure him of an eight-year headache.

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again Scientists say they could one day decode the unique patterns of activity in the brain underlying speechThey could potentially create a device that would communicate words as they were thought | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 22 August 2012 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, communicates through a computer Paralysis sufferers could learn to talk again after scientists discovered how the brain allows us to pronounce vowels, claims research.