Tag Archives: addiction

Beware! Social media addiction can cause FOMO

By Somrita Ghosh  If you cannot live without the social media for even a minute, check out if you’re suffering from FOMO – Fear of Missing Out. Health experts say the constant urge to be in touch with friends and happenings via smartphones has left many youths suffering from this new breed of disorder. “Absence of social media can lead ...

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Scientists Discover New Effective Nicotine Vaccine to Help Smokers Quit

A new effective nicotine vaccine to help smokers and drug addicts overcome their addiction has been discovered by a team of researchers. The team has proved that the structures of molecules used in vaccines are critical. According to researcher Kim Janda, Professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the “study provides new hope that one could make a ...

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Facebook Addicts Have Poor Impulse Control, Prone to Drug Abuse: Study

The use of Facebook has alarmingly becoming an excessive phenomenon of late that recent studies have shown that the Facebook addicts or those who use it excessively have been associated with other disorders like poor impulse control that can lead to substance abuse, a new research shows. The study was conducted on 292 undergraduate students aged 18 years or more ...

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E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

Amid claims that e-cigarettes can also pause cancer risks, a study has found that young adults believe electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes – a presumption that is turning even nonsmokers to nicotine addiction. “Half of current users of e-cigarettes are nonsmokers, suggesting that unlike tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine addiction and to renormalisation of ...

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