Monthly Archives: February 2014

A tale of anxiety and reward – the role of stress and pleasure in addiction relapse

At the start of February we heard the horrible news that Philip Seymour Hoffman, a wonderful Academy Award winning actor, had died from a drug overdose. This followed news from last year of the death of Glee star Cory Monteith … Continue reading

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A smoking revolution – What’s in a cigarette?

Travel back in time to the forties and fifties. Smoking was seen by some as a fashion statement. This was before we were clued-up on the abundant chemicals and the massive impact it could have on our health.  As research … Continue reading

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What is a headache?

We all know the feeling after a long stressful day, when the tensions of the past few hours begin to amass in your temples, perhaps starting as a dull throb before advancing in waves to a deep pounding ache. The … Continue reading

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