Not much is known about addiction to pornography—not the numbers of people affected or even the precise definition. There just isn't a body of research surrounding the issue.
"There is a real dearth of good, evidence-based therapeutic literature," says Dr. Valerie Voon, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of Cambridge in this article.
The relatively recent advent of the Internet has revolutionized the world of porn, serving up raw, unfiltered, hard-core and nonstop stimulation. The result is a cohort of (mostly) men who have become addicted and desensitized to the dopamine rush of a constant barrage of online porn.Read the whole article
If you suffer cardiac arrest in public, just being a woman means you’re less likely to receive potentially life-saving CPR from a passerby, according to a new study. One theory to explain the discrepancy: Strangers may be reluctant to undo a woman’s clothing and touch her breasts, even if it means...Read More
Dehydration is a familiar foe for endurance athletes, and one that will be on the minds of every participant in Sunday's New York City Marathon. But did you know that drinking too much water can be potentially fatal, particularly if not treated properly? And you don't have to be an elite athlete like a marathoner...Read More
New research suggests that one out of every 200 patients being treated with gastric acid-suppressive drugs for heartburn and other conditions may develop pneumonia. Researchers led by Chun-Sick Eom, MD, MPH, from Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea, conducted a review of studies published between 1985 and 2009, looking at the use of...Read More