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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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New Vaccine May Help Cocaine Addicts to Kick the Habit

A team of US scientists has developed a new approach that can help addicts kick the habit with a vaccine in near future. The strategy used in the lab test on mice, harnesses a bacterial protein to trigger an immune system attack on the drug if it enters the body. “This response could dull cocaine’s psychotropic effects and potentially help ...

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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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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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