17 Dec 2014
Montreal: People injecting drugs like cocaine are at a double-fold risk of developing suicidal behaviour, say researchers. By studying the substance's use among over 1,200 people who inject drugs, researchers from the University of Montreal, Canada, and its Hospital Research Centre (CHUM) found a definite link between substance abuse and suicide.
25 Jan 2014
London: Regular cocaine users have difficulties in feeling empathy for others and exhibit less prosocial behaviour, scientists say. Researchers at the Psychiatric Hospital of University of Zurich in Switzerland found that cocaine users have social deficits because social contacts are less rewarding for them.
30 Nov 2015
London: The burst of energy that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what is going on in the brain of users, a study has found.
13 Dec 2014
London: Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people aged between 19 and 49, a study has found.
04 Feb 2015
New York: Despite unfavourable consequences like imprisonment or loss of relationships, cocaine addicts may continue their habit because their brain circuits responsible for predicting emotional loss are impaired, says a study.
11 Mar 2015
Washington: Memories associated with drug use are a leading suspect in driving the impulses behind drug addiction and researchers have now found the mechanism that helps cocaine influence memory.
24 Sep 2013
Washington: Brain may never fully recover from the effects of cocaine addiction, even after long-term abstinence from the substance.
25 Apr 2014
Washington: Researchers have discovered a new compound that can dramatically halt cocaine addiction and prevent relapse behaviour.
02 Sep 2016
London: Believe it or not, but Android smartphone users have greater levels of honesty and humility, agreeableness and openness personality traits, but are seen as less extroverted than Apple iPhone users, an interesting study has revealed.
27 Dec 2013
Washington: A pill that could help kick cocaine addiction may be closer to reality, scientists say. New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a method of biologically manipulating certain neurocircuits could lead to a pharmacological approach that would weaken post-withdrawal cocaine cravings.