Monthly Archives July 2015

E – CIGARETTES

Smoking is an addiction similar to that of hard drugs.  One of the components in cigarettes, nicotine, attaches to nicotinic receptors in the brain, and then triggers the release of dopamine, which gives one the feeling of being more alert
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TANNING BEDS

As spring arrives, one is so easily lured to getting an early tan, in anticipation of strapless summer dresses! The Scientific American’s Board of Editors published an analysis and opinion in the April 2015 issue of Scientific American, calling tanning
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Fight or flight: The physiology of stress

During the Oscar Pistorius trial an individual’s reaction when faced with perceived danger formed part of the defence team’s legal argument.  The “fight or flight” response to danger created much public interest at the time.  But what really happens in
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