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2011-06-13 15:48:24

Administrative information can be useful for surveillance and understanding of alcohol-related harm in young people, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj110367.pdf Binge drinking and overconsumption of alcohol by young people is a growing issue in many countries. For example, in a 2009 study, almost 60% of young Canadians aged 15-24 reported having consumed alcohol in the previous month, with 22% reporting...

2011-06-13 14:34:57

The latest survey of Ontario adults from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows increasing rates of daily drinking and cannabis use and high levels of psychological distress. The results of the 2009 CAMH Monitor survey, the longest running survey tracking mental health and addiction indicators among adults in Ontario, were published today. Alcohol The proportion of adults reporting daily drinking increased from 5.3% in 2002 to over 9% in 2009. The average number of drinks...

2011-06-10 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 12 issue of PARADE magazine explores the growing trend of extreme underage drinking. While it's no secret that teens drink--some as early as junior high school--for many, the point is to get as drunk as possible, as quickly as possible, in part to reduce the social anxiety rife at that age. And now, there are more dangerous ways to accomplish this: The practice of mixing alcohol with highly caffeinated energy drinks; the marketing of...

2011-05-18 06:50:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Binge drinking by young adults is prevalent in the United States and increasing in Europe. The brain's hippocampus is particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity, and these new findings show a clear link between binge drinking and a reduced ability to learn new verbal information. María Parada, a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain and first author of the study and her colleagues examined 122 Spanish...

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2011-05-18 06:05:00

Binge drinking, which is widespread among university students, especially in the United States, has been found to destroy long term memory even in young adults. Researchers believe that heavy consumption of alcohol makes it more difficult to build new memories because the hippocampus -- an area in the brain's center that plays a vital role in learning and memory -- is very susceptible to alcohol's poisonous effects. In a Spanish study, to be published in the August 2011 issue of Alcoholism:...

2011-05-16 20:46:15

    * Binge drinking by young adults is prevalent in the United States and increasing in Europe.    * The brain's hippocampus is particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity.    * New findings show a clear link between binge drinking and a reduced ability to learn new verbal information. Binge drinking is prevalent among university students, especially in the United States. One brain structure particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity...

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2011-04-22 09:28:28

In the past ten years, the proportion of British girls aged 16 to 24 who admit to binge drinking, or having at least six drinks in succession, has increased to 27% from 17%, think-tank Demos reports from data collected by YouGov. At least half of 15-year-old girls have been drunk at least twice "“ this is almost double to the average for other developed countries. For every three 13-year-old girls, one has been drunk at least twice. This rate is higher than any other country from the...

2011-04-18 14:47:33

Loyola study finds a patient's binge drinking may mislead doctors about a blood test used in timing an operation A Loyola University Health System study has found another reason to not binge drink alcohol. Binge drinking, researchers found, could change the body's immune system response to bone injuries. "This tremendously complicates the trauma care of these patients," said bone biologist John Callaci, PhD, senior author of the study. The study, which was based on a rodent model, is being...

2011-04-05 00:15:59

Higher stimulant, lower sedative effects of alcohol associate with frequent binging For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant. For others, it's an unpleasant downer. New research shows that a person's response to alcohol can predict their future drinking behavior, including their frequency of binge drinking and the risk of developing an alcohol-use disorder. Though often described as a depressant, alcohol produces a mix of stimulant and sedative effects that can vary from individual to...

2011-03-24 14:41:38

Editorial: Alcohol marketing to children Next week, Sarah Wollaston MP will put forward a private member's bill urging the government to adopt a new approach to protect UK children from alcohol advertising. In an editorial published on bmj.com today, Professor Gerard Hastings and Dr Nick Sheron set out why we urgently need to tackle the excessive drinking of our young people and their massive exposure to alcohol advertising. The bill will call on the government to adapt French legislation...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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