Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? > Health-in-Motion 31 October 2016 What makes people crave alcohol? What makes people crave alcohol? A team of US scientists used two brain imaging techniques on 24 beer drinkers as they first tasted their favourite brew and then a sports drink. The results suggest that the source of alcohol craving may be a pea-sized structure located deep inside the right side of the brain. The taste of beer induced more activity in the so-called right ventral striatum which is situated in the brain’s basal ganglia and is linked to our psychological reward system and motivated behaviour than did the sports drink 0 More: Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Experts warn Aids deaths in Africa still ‘shockingly’ high News Only a true health fanatic will know all the answers to this quiz Lifestyle 'She is not dead,' says family of brain-dead girl News SEE: These striking photos of the Aids fight in Africa will shock you Parenting SA doctors perform landmark 'balloon' op on prem baby's lung Medical Did Prudence Mabele quit her ARVs? From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Here's some help... » Combat childhood obesity Childhood obesity brings future health problems 3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules. Time for a break? » Stressful job leads to emotional burnout Work burnout tied to emotional eating This is why you must take annual leave Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.