News tagged with addiction

Parental monitoring lowers odds of a gambling problem

Keeping an eye on your child can lower their odds for gambling by young adulthood, according to research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Adolescents who had poor parental supervision at ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Inside the brains of addicts

Eating a good meal, a compliment on a new outfit, your team winning the football game – all these things make you feel good, and that's thanks to your brain's reward system.

Nov 06, 2013
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Genetics of addiction: Twin studies

Twin studies offer a critical method to studying questions of nature and nurture in addiction research. Identical twins arise from the same fertilized egg, so they share 100 percent of their genes. If a trait is entirely ...

Nov 06, 2013
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Addiction: From genes to drugs

She is a daughter, sister, wife and friend. She had a relatively normal childhood. Her teenage years yielded experimentation – alcohol with her pals, marijuana once or twice.

Nov 06, 2013
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