No Smoking day 2018

Today is No Smoking Day 2018. The aim of the day, is to not only make people more aware of the effects of smoking but also to bring attention to the many aids and support available to help smokers qui...

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Addiction, Internet Porn and Child Abuse Images

In my role as a psychotherapist I help men to stop this abusive behaviour. In many cases, they do not have a sexual interest in children and instead have a porn habit that has got out of hand. Howeve...

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'Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers'

The highly addictive substance nicotine found naturally in tobacco has many effects on the brain. When a person smokes the nicotine found in cigarettes alters the chemicals in brain very quickly. This...

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Gaming addiction classified as disorder by World Health Organisation

According to an Oxford University study, boys are more likely to spend time gaming than girls. Gaming addiction and the effects it can have on both mental and physical health are now being looked at f...

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Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

The advisory panel to the government said Heat-not-burn devices produce "a number of compounds of concern", including some that can cause cancer. Manufacturers say their products are aimed at smokers...

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One powerful cell makes or breaks your habits

The team found that habit formation boosts the activity of this influential cell, and that shutting it down with a drug is enough to break habits in sugar-seeking mice. Though rare, this cell exerts i...

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Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs

Residues of cigarette smoke cause a cocktail of toxins to accumulate on surfaces and clothes. Such toxins are thought to resist removal by industrial cleaners. To investigate the potential health ris...

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