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Optimal strategies for treating opioid addiction

There is an urgent need for health systems to look at the historical gaps and invest in providing timely and evidence-based treatment.

05 Mar 2018 9:04 PM

Facebook, Google ex-employees urge to stop smartphone addiction among kids

The investors too have joined these people to urge the parents to regulate the use of smartphones by their kids.

06 Feb 2018 3:32 PM

Teenager addicted to eating pencils and pens rushed to hospital for lead poisoning

Jade’s mother is scared that her daughter, who also has autism, may choke on such items if left alone.

02 Feb 2018 3:37 PM

Man gets paralysed from waist down after 20-hour internet café binge

Man in China loses body sensation after playing video games for 20 hours, begs friends to keep on playing his unfinished game.

01 Feb 2018 2:24 PM

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Young people are more likely than adults to use e-cigarettes, and substantial evidence was found that vaping increases the risk of smoking.

24 Jan 2018 9:19 AM


Jharkhand man aged 100 says he has to eat mud for survival

His family members did try to stop him, but Karu didn’t listen to anyone as eating mud became an addiction.

19 Jan 2018 3:40 PM

Smartphones maybe making you antisocial and unhealthy!

Have you ever wondered that using your smartphone maybe making you loose out on a lot?

10 Jan 2018 4:15 PM

Scientists test nose spray to kick gambling habit

The spray contains naloxone, an emergency treatment for opiate overdoses.

09 Jan 2018 7:58 AM

Click bait ads are tied to teen smoking

Cigarette ads are not allowed on television, but there are far fewer restrictions that would prevent tobacco online.

04 Jan 2018 10:56 AM

E-cigarettes may help smokers quit: study

This suggests that e-cigarettes might give smokers a suitable alternative to combustible cigarettes.

30 Dec 2017 12:50 PM


Facebook admits, social media scrolling can make you feel bad

Study shows increase in teen depression with tech use, however it also points out improvements in well-being from social interactions.

16 Dec 2017 9:11 AM

Did you know smartphone addiction is affecting your teen's brain?

Here's what you should be aware of.

03 Dec 2017 3:50 PM

1 kg mass of plastic and wood discovered in boy's stomach in Punjab

The boy was moved to the hospital after he lost 15 kg in 7 days due to his addiction to eating wood and plastic.

13 Nov 2017 5:33 PM

Boozer? High estrogen levels could be to blame

Studies indicate that gender differences in psychiatric disorders, including addiction, are influenced by estrogen

12 Nov 2017 1:29 PM

Alcohol ups the chances of a person getting addicted to cocaine

Researchers evaluate rats that were given alcohol 10 days prior to having cocaine, those exposed show addictive behaviour.

02 Nov 2017 4:28 PM


Doctor who examined Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh says the godman is a sex addict

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief convicted for rape reportedly requested authorieties to let his closest aide Honeypreet to stay with him in jail.

11 Sep 2017 12:27 PM

Unhappy hours

Pouring out another peg may prove to be troublesome in the long run, as actor Brad Pitt has realised.

05 May 2017 12:05 AM

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid addiction

In pregnant women with OUD, the MAT approach is used as part of a comprehensive program of obstetric care and behavioural treatment.

15 Apr 2017 5:37 PM

Why social media is ruining your brain and your career

A recent study has linked social media with issues to do with concentration and attention span, leading to addiction.

23 Nov 2016 12:23 AM