Excessive screen use has been linked to addictive behaviours, changes in mood, increased stress and difficulty sleeping - here's how to take a break.
Are you drinking more while in lockdown? Here are some things to look out for if you're concerned about how much alcohol you're consuming at the moment.
Sales of alcohol have reported jumped by around a quarter as people bulk buy wine, beers and spirits. That could lead to a range of short-term and long-term problems.
Taking tranquilizers with opioids increases the risk of overdose tenfold.
Prices are surging amid shortages and panic-buying – and we could soon be facing a public health disaster.
Aggressive marketing of prescription opioids by pharmaceutical companies provided doctors with scant information about potential harmful effects.
A prominent paper on vaping and heart disease has been retracted.
Addiction to cocaine is wildly difficult to conquer. But physicians may soon have a new type of gene therapy for patients that makes the drug less alluring.
There's widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
It is possible to 'gamble responsibly', with these handy tips. But if you can't, there's help.
Around 30% of people who start FebFast don't make it through the month without alcohol. But you can increase your chances with careful planning and good support.
Studies of how people dependent on drugs and alcohol quit their habit can help the rest of us quit our own bad habits.
As new vaping-related lung diseases continue to be identified, jurisdictions around the world might want to take a look at new vaping regulations in British Columbia, Canada.
'Problematic smartphone use' has similar features to a behavioural addiction – and may potentially lead to poorer mental health.
There are more efficient ways to stop addictions than fasting from rewards.
Cognitive neuroscience finds that regular consumption of pornography affects the centres of the brain responsible for will power, impulse control and morality.
While there are negative impacts, many of the risks of too much screen time are overblown. A scholar who has studied the topic for years offers some tips for finding the right balance.
One in six US adults binge drinks, consuming about seven drinks per binge. A new study can predict which mice are hardwired to binge drink. Is it possible to do the same for humans?
About one in six people who take the most common medication for Parkinson's disease will develop addictive behaviours. We found whether this happens depends on a person's unique brain structure.
Governments around the world are banning e-cigarettes. This is very bad news for public health.