Latest News

Are Oreos addictive? Research says yes

Students and a professor of neuroscience have found ?America?s favorite cookie? is just as addictive as cocaine ? at least for lab rats. In a study designed to shed light on the potential addictiveness of high-fat/ high-sugar foods, they found rats formed an equally strong association between the pleasurable effects of eating Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. They also found that eating cookies activated more neurons in the brain?s ?pleasure center? than exposure to drugs of abuse.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

  • Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

  • Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives

  • Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

  • Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference

  • Genes exhibit different behaviours in different stages of development

  • Susceptibility for relapsing major depressive disorder can be calculated

  • Clinical trial could change standard treatment for stroke

  • Criminologists try to solve murder mystery: Who will become a killer?

  • Association between air toxics, childhood autism

  •