Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has announced IU’s commitment to invest $50 million to collaborate with community partners to prevent and reduce addictions in Indiana. Announced alongside Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and IU Health President and CEO Dennis Murphy, the initiative — Responding to the Addictions Crisis — is part of IU’s bicentennial […]

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When it comes to cigarettes, we’ve all heard the warnings: Smoking can cause a multitude of health problems and early death. Most of us also have seen the warning labels stuck on the side of cigarette packages in the U.S. “SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy,” one reads. […]

Alcohol-dependence in women

February 18, 2014

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A study examining the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not addicted has found stark and surprising differences, leading to intriguing questions about brain network functions of addicted women as they make risky decisions about when and what to drink. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to study […]