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alcoholism

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Sobriety app with panic button helps addicts stay on the wagon

Those who use the A-CHESS app are 65 percent more likely to refrain from drinking a year after getting treatment than those who left a treatment center without the app, according to the first large, randomized clinical trial to test this kind of app.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Mardi Gras hangover? Scientists suspect it won't slow you down

We celebrate, and we pay the price. You might think that having a tough "morning after" would lead people to swear alcohol off for a while. But a new study suggests that might not be the case.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction?

It seems that some very young humans play with iPads nearly half of their waking day. This is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind.

By Apr. 22, 2013

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Crave 35: Everything but the girl (podcast)

A new Hot Wheels track setup that mounts on the wall; a Darth Vader CD player that's more about form than function; and an LED-bedazzled surfboard that leads to some scary-but-cool nighttime wave-riding.

By Mar. 9, 2011

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Internet addiction could be dubbed official affliction in DSM-V

Can't resist the siren call of the status update? Is Pinterest your only interest lately? These behaviors could soon land you an official diagnosis of "Internet addict."

By Feb. 14, 2012

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Let's get real about 'digital detoxing'

A new study hints that the perpetual multitasking enabled by always-on technology may be dangerous, but advocating self-imposed "digital detoxes" as a solution is like putting a Band-Aid on a broken wrist.

By Apr. 19, 2011

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Diagnosing PTSD using brain imaging

University and Veterans Affairs researchers unveil new test that can identify distinct pattern of brain activity among people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

By Jan. 21, 2010

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Larry Lessig: Time to reject corporate influence on Washington

Net legal guru calls on politicians and citizens alike to support his "Change Congress" movement, which borrows approaches from Wikipedia and his own Creative Commons set-up.

By Mar. 20, 2008

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Fridge Wars 2007: Chill with the top five tech fridges

Fridges? Boring? You're having a laugh! Have a look at Crave's top five cold-making machines of the year and consider your opinion altered

By Nov. 15, 2007