Health News

Why runner’s addiction is adding to your injury woes

Each week, millions of people around the world lace up their running shoes, spurred on by the psychological, health and social benefits that running delivers. The birth of Parkrun in 2004—now an international activity with more than 20 countries involved—is credited with a sharp rise in the popularity of running in the past decade, but […]

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Online shopping addiction 'is a real mental health condition'

Online shopping addiction is a mental health condition and should be officially recognised for its ability wreck people’s mental health and relationships, psychotherapists claim People addicted to buying things were more likely to have anxiety or depression Buying-shopping disorder is long-recognised but is taking on a new meaning Shopping online is easy, always accessible and […]

Health Problems

Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction

Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating, reduces the brain’s ability to feel reward and may drive compulsive eating. This finding suggests that future research into treatment of compulsive eating behavior should focus […]

Health Problems

Exploring the link between daily stress, depression, and Facebook addiction disorder

Researchers have demonstrated a close positive association between daily stress, depression symptoms, and Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD). High daily stress can lead individuals to turn to Facebook use as a coping strategy, with depression symptoms serving as a moderator of this association, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. The article […]

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Alarming number of heart infections tied to opioid epidemic

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart’s inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and alcohol abuse, according to new research […]

Kids Health

Demi Moore Reveals How Addiction Shaped Her Parenting Style

Look at actress Demi Moore now, and you see a vision of perfection. At 56, she’s beautiful, successful, and confident. But, in her recent cover story interview with Lena Dunham for Harper’s Bazaar, Moore detailed a far-from-idyllic upbringing and an at times rocky adulthood riddled with addiction, loss, and pressure from a ravenous public that, […]

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Sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost: Cost of current method limits availability and generates harmful waste products

Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.1 The high cost of antidotes such as NARCAN® prevents many first responders from having access to lifesaving antidotes when they need it most.2 Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center […]