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Adults spend 8 times longer watching on-demand TV than exercising, says study

The average person now spends 12 hours a week streaming programmes on platforms such as Netflix.

25 Sep 2018 8:32 AM

Woman addicted to sex spent 7 hours doing intercourse and still wasn't satisfied

She later saw a psychiatrist for depression who changed the combination of her medication after knowing about sex addiction.

30 Aug 2018 3:33 PM

Social media addiction can harm your bones, joints

Prolonged use of smartphones can increase neck and upper back pain as well.

16 Aug 2018 6:44 PM

Substance abuse likely to reduce lifespan in teens

Substance-related deaths were the most common, along with traffic-related deaths, suicides and deaths resulting from assaults.

12 Aug 2018 10:54 AM

Here’s why men end up being single

Findings indicate that most of the men commenting on the thread were not willingly single, but wanted to be in a relationship.

10 Aug 2018 8:38 AM


Brain-derived neurotrophic factors reduce cocaine relapse

Addiction researchers are currently studying the function of proteins already present in the brain to find ways to overcome addictions.

04 Aug 2018 5:58 PM

Experts warn that people may be at risk of getting addicted to sex robots

A leading psychologist said that they could be a way for sex addicts to express compulsion.

17 Jul 2018 8:32 PM

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community.

22 Jun 2018 6:20 PM

Does opioid use affect treatment for alcohol dependence?

Researchers say individuals who misuse opioids have poorer outcomes in multiple domains.

08 Jun 2018 11:55 AM

Exercise can help treat addiction, says study

It also is linked to numerous mental health benefits, such as reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

29 May 2018 8:32 AM


How using Facebook may help young adults quit smoking, explains this study

Social media environment can be an engaging tobacco treatment tool, even for those not ready to quit.

28 May 2018 9:51 AM

Low strength alcohol could increase consumption

Reducing consumption of alcohol is a public health priority in many countries.

26 Apr 2018 4:04 PM

Binge drinking during pregnancy could lead to alcohol abuse in kid

Offspring of binge-drinking mothers were less responsive to natural stimuli.

26 Apr 2018 4:00 PM

Vaping tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana, says study

Teens who use e-cigarettes may be twice as likely to smoke pot as their peers who never try vaping

24 Apr 2018 7:56 AM

Too much caffeine can bring drastic change to health

Too much of caffeine and the addiction to tea or coffee can take an ugly turn and can affect our health drastically.

21 Apr 2018 4:40 PM


Study says smartphone addiction may increase loneliness, anxiety and depression

According to the researchers, we can take charge and train ourselves to be less addicted to our phones and computers.

14 Apr 2018 5:44 PM

Study finds regular alcohol consumption could take years off your life

According to the research, drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and death.

14 Apr 2018 1:20 PM

Is Internet addiction real?

Here is what a new study has found.

02 Apr 2018 12:10 PM

'Hyper social' tendencies behind smartphone addiction

Turning off notifications and setting up appropriate times to check your phone can go a long way to regain control over your addiction.

08 Mar 2018 1:50 PM

Hyd: Man chops off teenage son’s hand over porn addiction

The man surrendered to police stating that he had chopped off right hand of his son who works as an assistant at a local cable TV operator.

06 Mar 2018 2:41 PM