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Brain signal that may help in drug de-addiction

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:54

Researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs like cocaine and opioids and the craving for them.

Brain releases natural painkillers during heart break

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 20:03

Nursing a broken heart? Brain will give you a natural painkiller! Brain`s natural painkiller system responds to social rejection and not just the physical injury, scientists have found.

Breakthrough to help block morphine addiction

Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 13:24

In a major breakthrough, scientists have shown that it is possible to block addiction to morphine and heroin, while boosting relief from pain.

Many with cancer pain aren`t on strong painkillers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 14:19

Despite suffering severe pain, about one in three older cancer patients do not end up taking opioids, the most potent of analgesics.

Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 16:10

Scientists have identified a protein in nerve cells that is driving the withdrawal response.

Painkillers open way to high-risk behaviours

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011, 00:00

Indiscriminate use of painkillers may open the way to drug abuse among people with a history of using both types of drugs.

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