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Brain stimulation may reduce food cravings as obesity treatment -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; May 21, 2018 at 07:17PM; ; Stimulating the brain to alter its intrinsic reward system shows promise in the treatment of obesity, according to new results. The technique has yielded positive results after just a single treatment session, revealing its potential to become a safer alternative to treat obesity, avoiding invasive surgery and drug side effects.
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yesterday by wbennett
Vivo X21 Review: On-Screen Fingerprint Scanner - What Else?
Months ago, we saw the announcement of the Vivo APEX concept phone, the world’s first truly bezel-less smartphone (all screen, all the way to the edges). Barely enough time has passed for us to catch our breath, and Vivo has unveiled the Vivo X21, the world’s first market-ready smartphone that features an on-screen fingerprint scanner. This piece...

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yesterday by vrzone
Obesity linked to increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency: Findings strengthen the idea that obesity influences smoking behavior -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; May 20, 2018 at 05:41PM; ; Being obese is associated with an increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency (number of cigarettes smoked per day), finds a new study.
Psychiatry  What  Patients  Are  Reading:  Addiction 
2 days ago by wbennett
Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol: New research shows that the percentage of 12- to 21-year-olds who start using marijuana before other substances has increased significantly over the past decade -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; May 18, 2018 at 10:31PM; ; More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, an expert says. He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related problems later in life.
Psychiatry  What  Patients  Are  Reading:  Addiction 
3 days ago by wbennett
Viewing more medical marijuana ads linked to higher pot use among adolescents: Higher ad viewing also linked to positive views about cannabis -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; May 18, 2018 at 10:31PM; ; As prohibitions on the sale and use of marijuana ease, one result is more advertising about cannabis. A new study suggests that may have consequences on adolescents, with those who view more advertising for medical marijuana being more likely to use marijuana, express intentions to use the drug and have more-positive expectations about the substance.
Psychiatry  What  Patients  Are  Reading:  Addiction 
3 days ago by wbennett
Cannabis: It matters how young you start -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; May 18, 2018 at 08:57AM; ; Researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.
Psychiatry  What  Patients  Are  Reading:  Addiction 
4 days ago by wbennett
Latino Overdose Rates Are Rising : Shots - Health News : NPR
NPR - Addiction; https://www.npr.org; May 16, 2018 at 05:05PM; https://ift.tt/2k4c9Ve;

Opioid addiction is often portrayed as a white problem, but overdose rates are now rising faster among Latinos and blacks. Cultural and linguistic barriers may put Latinos at greater risk.

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Psychiatry  What  Patients  Are  Reading:  Addiction 
6 days ago by wbennett
Magnetic stimulation dampens brain response to drug cues in addiction -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; May 15, 2018 at 04:11PM; ; In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for drug addiction, researchers are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users.
Psychiatry  What  Patients  Are  Reading:  Addiction 
7 days ago by wbennett

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