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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Even untrained dogs seem to know human gestures 2020-01-20 18:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Real talk: Does pooping affect weight loss? Medical Don't want a 2nd heart attack? Lose the belly fat Diet and nutrition Is frozen yoghurt actually healthier than ice cream? Fitness WATCH: Weightlifting helps you live longer Parenting What parents can do to prevent teens from driving drunk Medical New hope against a 'dizzying' form of migraine Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.