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2014-07-18 11:33:36

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Ethnic minorities and non-English speakers have more difficulty accessing needed health care services. New findings show that female Black and Latina drinkers in particular are at a disadvantage. Very few national studies have examined racial/ethnic disparities in the use of alcohol services. In addition, little is known about whether racial/ethnic disparities generalize across genders, and what factors may account for any disparities....

2014-07-18 11:29:32

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research A new study has examined campus police/security responses to serious, underage, and less-serious alcohol incidents on and off campus at 343 colleges across the United States. Results show that campus security or law enforcement officials were not likely to issue citations for alcohol-law violations. Students were usually referred for discipline or sanctions to other university officials rather than formal courts, and were generally not...

2014-07-18 11:21:49

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Adolescent alcohol abuse is known to be associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood. It is unclear how much of this association is due to the influence of differences in familial background and shared genetics. New findings implicate a significant causal relationship between elevated drinking problems at age 18.5 and more adverse life outcomes at age 25 that cannot be fully explained by shared genetic and environmental...

2014-07-17 16:09:09

University of Texas at Austin Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. The scientists accomplished this feat by inserting a modified human alcohol target into the worms, as reported this week in The Journal of Neuroscience. "This is the first example of altering a human alcohol target to prevent...

2014-07-16 23:08:43

Customers can now order the Alcohol ETG Urine Test through Request A Test's direct to consumer lab testing service. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has added the Alcohol ETG Urine Test to their online testing menu. ETG or Ethyl Glucuronide is a metabolite of alcohol. Urine testing for ETG has become a popular way for individuals or employers to screen for recent alcohol use. ETG can more accurately...

2014-07-15 23:01:20

Harbor Village Florida comments on coaches for drug-addicted mothers. USA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As reported by the New York Times in the article Mothers Find a Helping Hand in Sobriety Coaches (7/11), several different woman, all of whom are mothers, shared their story about how they overcame an addiction with the help of a sobriety coach. The common snag among these women was that rehab would have made it hard for them to be with their family and children during an especially tough time....

2014-07-15 23:01:09

Harbor Village Florida comments on CDC study which indicates that Maine has the highest number of opiate prescription users. USA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As reported by the Portland Press Herald in the article Maine Leads Nation in Rate of Long-Term Opiate Prescriptions, CDC Says (7/3), a recent study has found that the state of Maine currently owns the lead in the amount of high-dosage prescription pain opiate prescriptions. CDC experts believe that this piece of information is a sign to...

2014-07-14 08:27:51

Authorized Generic Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules Available Nationwide MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced the launch of Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules, the authorized generic of the recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth pharmacokinetic (PK)...

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2014-07-13 04:45:49

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that reducing alcohol consumption, even among light-to-moderate drinkers, could lower the risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure. These new findings contradict previous studies that suggest light-to-moderate consumption of alcohol, about 12-25 units per week, is beneficial for cardiovascular health. For this study, a team led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical...

2014-07-11 23:05:02

Harbor Village Florida comments on new research that could be useful in treating drug addiction. UK (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 As reported by The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch in the article Blocking Memories Could Help Treat Drug Addiction (7/8), researchers from the United Kingdom have recently come up with a breakthrough discovery that drug addiction may be treatable through blocking the brain's memory receptors. There are certain parts of the human brain that can become...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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