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53% smokers between 20-30 years

 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to 12 per cent of the world's smokers.

Jul 10, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

Experts urge parents to ban their kids from watching television – Here's why

According to experts, people are realising that screens can cause addiction among children, and in extreme cases autistic problems.

Oct 16, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

Can nicotine reduction help in curbing addiction?

The research focuses on the relationship between behavior and health, particularly in disadvantaged populations, a group that is "overrepresented" among smokers, according to the study`s authors.

Aug 24, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Smartphone addiction may create personal, social problems

In the study, participants who identified themselves as "addicts" and "fanatics" exhibited signs that could indicate depression, social isolation, social anxiety, shyness, impulsivity and low self-esteem. 

Apr 15, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

Mumbai police busts LSD racket: Here's what the drug does to you

When you use LSD, your senses of space, distance, and time become altered.

Mar 30, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

Tackling drug addiction: Donald Trump creates commission to deal with opioid crisis in US

Terming the situation a "total epidemic" and one of the "biggest problems" that the US has at present, Trump said that drug abuse has become a crippling problem throughout the country.

Mar 30, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Revealed: Surprising link between athletics and addiction

Though a full spectrum of sports was represented in the study--including gymnastics, martial arts, rowing and dance, most participants competed in team sports, hockey in particular.

Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 PM IST

Scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose

The vaccine blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models, said the study published online in the journal ACS Chemical Biology.

Nov 24, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

Drug that helps addicts may benefit cancer patients too

The drug naltrexone (LDN) not only causes cancer cells to stop growing, but it also alters their internal machinery, making them more likely to kill themselves, the researchers found.

Jun 28, 2016, 18:52 PM IST

Demi Lovato opens up about addiction, eating disorder battles

Singer Demi Lovato opened up about her struggle with drugs and alcohol addictions as well as her bipolar disorder and eating disorder.

Jun 27, 2016, 11:46 AM IST

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Jun 14, 2016, 16:48 PM IST

Beware! Video game addiction leads to sleep deprivation!

Are you addicted to video games? If yes, then try to avoid playing video game so frequently as it can lead to sleep deprivation.

May 10, 2016, 20:16 PM IST

Certain genes can make you more prone to addiction

Scientists reveal in new study that certain genes can make you more prone to addiction.

Apr 27, 2016, 13:02 PM IST

Are e-cigarettes beneficial or cause harm? This is what experts say!

The team also warned that heavy regulation and taxation of e-cigarettes will counteract the benefit that these products can provide.

Apr 25, 2016, 20:05 PM IST

Phone addiction leads to depression, anxiety

This fear of new technology happened with televisions, video games and most recently, smartphones.

Mar 03, 2016, 11:07 AM IST

Brain circuits involved in cravings unraveled

A team of scientists has unraveled the brain circuits that are involved in the cravings.

Nov 12, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction

A new research has revealed that nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, putting smokers at a higher risk for addiction.

Oct 17, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

People in addiction treatment more likely to smoke

People undergoing treatment for drugs and alcohol addiction around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, finds a 20-country study.

Sep 23, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Brain region key to treating addiction identified

A region of the brain - called the insular cortex - may hold the key to treating smoking and other forms of addiction.

Sep 08, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

Questions again raised over AAP MLA Alka Lamba's drug de-addiction drive

AAP MLA Alka Lamba's ongoing drug de-addiction campaign raised questions once again when she was seen "throwing" mango juice packs to drug addicts "to test their abstinence".

Aug 11, 2015, 18:50 PM IST