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Study Finds Nicotine Withdrawal Starts Within First Half-Hour
A study published in Psychopharmacology has shown that increased nicotine cravings in smokers begin with in thirty minutes after smoking the last cigarette. The study divided 50 pack-a-day smokers into two groups, the first of which was allowed to smoke at...
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National Survey: Hispanics Manage Stress Best
A national survey released today shows that Hispanic-Americans are most likely to spend time with friends and family or to exercise to relieve stress while engaging in fewer unhealthy coping behaviors such as smoking. The study also found that Hispanic men ...
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Diet Articles May Cause Eating Disorders in Teens
The 44 percent of middle school girls who frequently read articles about weight loss and dieting are twice as likely to try unhealthy weight loss measures such as smoking and fasting and three times as likely to try vomiting than girls who did not read the ...
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There's a lot going on in the world of the addiction rehabilititation these days, Lindsay Lohan news aside. In "Rehab Reality Check," Newsweek reports on competing strategies in the imperfect science of addiction treatment and a forthcoming paradigm shift ...
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Do R-Rated Films Make Teens Smoke?
A new study says yes--but only in the case of white adolescents. The study, published in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, interviewed non-smoking teens in 2002 on how much television they watched, the films they had seen t...
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Study: Short Walks Reduce Cigarette Cravings as Well as Nicotine Patch
Craving a smoke? Take a walk, say researchers. And it doesn't even have to be a long one--just five minutes of exercise has been found to dramatically reduce the intensity of cigarette cravings, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction. ...
PsychBriefs: May 26 - June 1, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Concussions Tied To Depression A study of 2,552 retired NFL football players shows that receiving multiple concussions is ...
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Studies on Smoking are Summer Blockbusters in Their Own Right
As blockbusters begin to hit the movie theaters, a trio of separate studies regarding smoking and cinema have been released this first month of summer shedding light on both the suggestive power of seeing big screen heroes light up and the ineffectiveness o...
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PsychBriefs: September 30-October 6, 2007
More Evidence for Influence of Cinematic Smoking A study of 1,528 adults age 18 to 25 highlights the impact of on-screen smoking on young adults. Comparing subjects' exposure to smoking in films over the past 30 days to rates of smoking, investigators found...
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Counseling and Free Nicotine Patches Double Rates of Smoking Cessation
Just five phone counseling sessions and two weeks of free nicotine patches doubled the rate of people who successfully quit smoking in a trial program in Portland, Ore. In an experiment, 4614 callers to the Oregon Tobacco Quitline were offered either one 1...
PsychBriefs: March 16-22, 2008
Attractive women want it all While the qualities men look for in potential mates vary little with their own attractiveness, women calibrate their wants based on their own desirability.
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One in Five Teens Smokes
A new survey of teenagers by German researchers show that one in five teens and preteens smokes cigarettes. The study examined more than 7000 adolescents and their parents. Results showed that 20.5 percent of boys and 20.3 percent of girls smoked.
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Smoking Greatly Increases Risk of Depression
Smokers are far more likely to suffer from depression than non-smokers shows new research from Spain's University of Navarra and University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria and the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Brain Region Thinner In Smokers
MRIs show smokers have a thinner medial orbito-frontal cortex than non-smokers.
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