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2014-05-08 09:04:44

Today’s college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities Parents, forget the comfort food! It’s time to send your college students care packages of fruit, veggies and exercise gear instead. A new study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even...

2014-05-05 11:41:38

Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, associated with heavy episodic drinking Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Research has shown that lesbian and gay people experience higher rates...

2014-05-05 10:33:42

Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Even light ("nonhazardous") drinking—which typically poses a relatively low risk for uninfected persons—was linked to an increased risk of...

2014-04-29 08:34:14

National Runaway Safeline's New Study Finds a Connection Between Family Characteristics and Adolescent Runaway Behavior CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many family characteristics are predictors of youth runaway behavior, as determined in a new study released today by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), a 24/7 hotline and online services for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. The study reveals that it's more common for youth to run away who have parents that binge drink,...

2014-04-18 23:06:58

About half of under-age Americans have used alcohol and the average child has their first alcoholic beverage at age 11. About 2 million people ages 12-19 are considered heavy drinkers, and 4.4 million are binge drinkers, which is why Avantcare Foundation and Last Call Program Announce “HORSEPLAY”, an Equine assisted program for at-risk children. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Avantcare Foundation announces community-based Horseplay Programs for at-risk children. Carol Brawley,...

2014-04-09 23:28:45

Underage drinking, binge drinking and alcohol dependence have a big impact on families and communities. Help raise awareness about these alcohol-related problems with educational brochures from Journeyworks Publishing. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Alcohol Awareness Month, an annual event sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, aims to focus attention on the impact of alcohol and alcohol-related problems on families and communities. Journeyworks...

2014-04-09 09:56:02

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. Now a new study is providing insights into why alcohol has such a negative effect on wound healing. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers report that binge alcohol exposure significantly reduced levels of key components of the immune system involved in healing. The study by senior author Katherine A. Radek, PhD, and colleagues from...

Pop Music References To Alcohol Influence Teenaged Drinking
2014-04-09 09:30:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Moet to Heineken, references to alcohol brands can be found throughout pop music and a new study has found a strong connection between liking music with these kinds of lyrics and drinking in teens and young adults. The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, was based on a national survey of over 2,500 respondents. It found that individuals between 15 and 23 years old who could identify references to...

Brain Region Responsible For Resisting Alcohol's Allure
2014-04-04 08:00:27

University of Utah Health Sciences University of Utah neuroscientists finds the lateral habenula controls sensitivity to the negative effects of drinking alcohol As recovering spring breakers are regretting binge drinking escapades, it may be hard for them to appreciate that there is a positive side to the nausea, sleepiness, and stumbling. University of Utah neuroscientists report that when a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they...

2014-04-02 12:20:45

New MADD Texas survey highlights disconnect between teens and parents on the issue of alcohol AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of Texas teens and parents underscored a significant disconnect in what parents believe their teens face in terms of pressure to drink alcohol versus the reality of what teens truly experience. However, teens widely reported that they do, in fact, listen to their parents' messages about the dangers of underage drinking. The survey,...


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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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