A New York teenager has revealed that she is addicted to eating deodorant sticks.
A prestigious university in London has offered students to chance to take part in a clinical trial by snorting cocaine.
It's never too late to quit smoking, according to a new study that found that lifelong smokers who gave up smoking later on in life were able to cut their risk of heart attack and stroke by an overwhelming 40 percent within just five years of quitting.
Talking to your children about your regrets of past drug use may seem like a good way to warn them about the dangers of using drugs, but a new study revealed that the plan of full disclosure may actually backfire.
The people who had previously been flagged for Internet addiction reported increased negative moods when they were not on the Internet.
The top drug worker said that prosecuting drug addicts was unproductive.
Like most people Mike and Trina can't live without coffee, but it's safe to say their love for coffee goes way beyond the norm. On the new season of TLC's My Strange Addiction, the St. Petersburg, Florida couple takes their coffee addiction to the bathroom, where they spend the majority of their days preparing and administering coffee enemas.
A disturbing case report conducted by researchers in Turkey details the strange case of a young man who believed that he was a vampire.
All the things that one deems as repulsive might actually hold appeal under adverse conditions, a new study finds.
Here's another study that will certainly add fuel the ferocious marijuana debate: health researchers found that smoking pot could more than double the risk of stroke in young adults. However, experts were quick to point out that the latest study, presented Wednesday at the International Stroke Conference, was small and inconclusive.
Certain body language signs, especially those that display shame, can strongly predict the onset as well as the severity of a relapse to alcoholism, according to a new study.
The NHS defines binge drinking as drinking heavily in a short period of time in order to get drunk or to feel the effects of alcohol. During binge drinking, people tend to take large amounts of alcohol but the exact amount of alcohol taken in order to define the session as binge drinking is not clearly defined.
Of all the things that a new year promises to be, it is also a great opportunity to improve one's lifestyle choices and to have a healthier attitude towards life. A New Year resolution that promises to be a life-changing one is to quit smoking.
Memories of adolescence don't fade away. Even incidents and events we encounter during our teenage impact our personality and define who we turn into as adults. But then it seems it is not just the events we encounter, but even the beverages we take during adolescence that stay with us for a lifetime. According to a new study, misusing and over-indulgence in alcohol in young people causes significant changes in their brain function and structure.
In the wake of recent reports about alarming rates of teenagers and school children picking up smoking, a new study suggests that the problem can perhaps be dealt with if strong school smoking-prevention programs and high cigarette prices are introduced. Smoking among high school students is getting more and more common and repeated health warnings issued by the government do not seem to make any difference. Although recent research reports have suggested that banning smoking in public places and restaurants in some countries do reflect some improvements in the number of lung cancer patients, there is still need for a stricter or a more effective way to deal with the problem.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.