Drugs and addiction

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Beer taste triggers reward chemical in brain

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a study that explores how people become hooked on booze.

U.S. orders lower doses of drugs to combat insomnia_COSMOS science magazine

U.S. orders lower doses of drugs to combat insomnia

Thursday, 10 January 2013

U.S. authorities ordered sleep drug makers to lower their recommended dosage because evidence shows some people wake up groggy and not in the best shape to do things like drive.

Marijuana may be more damaging than thought_COSMOS science magazine

Marijuana may be more damaging than thought

Friday, 14 August 2009 - 41 comments

Marijuana smoke harms cells and DNA more than tobacco smoke does, while tobacco causes more intensive damage to chromosome structure, new research reports.

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