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2011-03-24 00:00:29

In a recent poll on Empowering Parents about teen substance abuse, 70% of parents surveyed said they'd caught their child drinking. Westbrook, Maine (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011 When Empowering Parents polled its readership about teen substance abuse, 70% of parents surveyed said they'd caught their child drinking. Far from being an anomaly, these statistics ring true with the rest of the country. According to the U.S. government's CDC website, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused...

2011-03-07 15:24:18

Parents who are both present and engaged are the very best way of preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol. Adolescents who smoke, stay out with their friends and have access to alcohol - from their parents, for example - when they are as young as 13 are at greater risk of becoming binge drinkers in their late teens, reveals a new thesis from Karolinska Institutet. "Initiatives that focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship and limiting parental provision of...

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2011-03-01 09:31:56

Discovery could lead to new therapies for alcoholism University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that had been bred and trained to drink excessively. The...

2011-02-28 15:00:00

Discovery Could Lead to New Therapies for Alcoholism BALTIMORE, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that...

2011-02-10 14:06:20

College students who arrange with friends to "get their backs" are less likely to engage in risky spring break behavior, according to a new study. The University of Michigan study, published this month in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, says about 60 percent of more than 650 college freshmen surveyed reported having an understanding with their friends about using alcohol during spring break. Nearly 24 percent agreed with friends that they would get drunk and 18 percent agreed with...

2011-02-07 13:58:54

Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than previously thought. Dr Carolin Donath, from the Psychiatric University Clinic Erlangen, looked at the drinking patterns of over 44,000 15 and 16 year olds in Germany and found that more than 93% of the young people from the countryside and over 86% of those from urban areas...

2011-02-02 04:00:00

Streaming Live at FreeTheBowl.com Feb. 3rd San Rafael, California SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marin Institute, the alcohol Industry watchdog, is holding the Free the Bowl World Premiere 2011 to announce the winners of their third annual youth-produced, counter-TV-sports-beer-ad video contest. Videos this year are outstanding, as they are performances or songs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101117/DC03320LOGO ) The event will take place at the...

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2011-01-20 07:45:00

People who drink alcohol on a regular basis, especially those who are considered heavy drinkers, might be more likely to suffer the common heart-rhythm disturbance atrial fibrillation (AF) than those who abstain from intoxicating drinks, according to suggestions from a new research review. Based on the analysis of 14 separate studies, researchers found that the heaviest drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with AF than those who drank little to no alcohol. The studies differed in what...

2011-01-18 22:54:36

New research shows that heavy drinking to alleviate negative feelings may have a genetic component     * Drinking in teens, especially binging, is a large problem within the Netherlands and European Union    * A new study explored the relationship of drinking to remove or supress negative emotions (known as drinking to cope) with two different genes: DRD2 and SLC6A4    * These results indicate that binge drinking and alcohol-related problems were...

2011-01-17 22:10:30

Binge drinking, an activity that many young people engage in, has associated adverse health risks and we need to do a better job of controlling overall alcohol usage, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj110029.pdf. "Given the many stakeholders involved in the sale and consumption of alcohol, we need a national strategy for controlling overall alcohol use," write Drs. Ken Flegel, Noni MacDonald and Paul...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.