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A journalist’s exhausting battle with tobacco addiction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco contain nicotine, a heavily addictive substance that exposes people to the extremely harmful effects of tobacco dependency. Medical experts say that nicotine causes the release of dopamine, a chemical that affects emotions, movements, sensations of pleasure …

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Smartphone addiction

Study shows danger of imbalance it creates in your brain Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented on November 30 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North …

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Phone addicts get unusual help

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These days we check emails and messages on our smartphones all the time. Not only on public transport but also in social situations, for example when having drinks with friends. The more one feels the urge to check their phone, even when they are not expecting …

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Rare drinking problem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | This man needs to drink 20 litres of water per day to stay alive. His name if Marc Wübbenhorst, 35-year old German architect who has to drink at least 20 liters of water a day or risk dying from dehydration. He suffers from the rare …

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Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab

Beijing, China | AFP | A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. The first country to declare internet addiction a clinical disorder, China is estimated …

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