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Eight in ten Americans want less nicotine in cigarettes: CDC

(HealthDay)—No matter the age, race, gender, education or income level, most Americans favor forcing tobacco companies to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Addicted to video games? This treatment might help

(HealthDay)—Know someone who just can't put down the controller in the middle of online games like Fortnite or League of Legends?

Medications

A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit

Lying inside a scanner, the patient watched as pictures appeared one by one: A bicycle. A cupcake. Heroin. Outside, researchers tracked her brain's reactions to the surprise sight of the drug she'd fought to kick.

Medications

Keep unused meds out of the hands of addicts

(HealthDay)—As America grapples with an opioid epidemic, it has become even more important to dispose of your leftover prescription medications properly, one pharmacist says.

Addiction

One in 10 UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent

A new review of evidence from the UK has found high levels of alcohol dependence among hospital inpatients. The researchers estimate one in five patients in the UK hospital system uses alcohol harmfully, and one in ten is ...

Neuroscience

Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit

New research by neuroscientists from the University of Sussex shows that drinking only one pint of beer or a large glass of wine is enough to significantly compromise a person's sense of agency.