Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News High infant death rate in dysfunctional Bloemfontein ward Parenting Single father: 'I speak to my daughter about sex' Medical Drinking coffee might help with this skin condition Medical Exercising with allergies – what you should know Medical Do therapists need therapy? Lifestyle Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.