Kleptomania refers to those with a compulsion to steal. Sufferers have been taking part in an eight-week treatment programme using the drug naltrexone to combat the addiction.
Minnesota University researchers said: "The proposed study will provide needed data on the treatment of a disabling disorder that currently lacks a clearly effective treatment."
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
Confused Apple customers are finding coins in their MacBooks.
High levels of iron help prevent hearing loss, a study has claimed.
A software engineer has constructed a fingernail-sized engine made of paper and it totally works!
Conspiracy theorists claim that there is a mysterious alien based pyramid in the Antarctic.
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