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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...

2011-01-10 15:45:37

According to new study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Previous research regarding the association between alcohol consumption and dementia or cognitive impairment in later life suggests that mild to moderate alcohol consumption might be protective of dementia. However, most of the research has been conducted on subjects already rather elderly at the start of the follow-up. A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease addresses this problem with a...

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2011-01-01 06:15:00

As American ushers in the New Year, an American news and opinion website has ranked Milwaukee as the "Drunkest City in America." On New Year's Eve The Daily Beast released their ranking of which cities are extremely zealous when it comes to chugging down a few cold ones. According to a national study performed by the website, Milwaukee adults drink more alcoholic beverages than any other city in the US. On average, they drank nearly 13 drinks per month. And according to The Daily Beast,...

2010-12-15 08:20:00

Ads Placed on Cable TV Networks More Than Tripled BALTIMORE, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth exposure to alcohol advertising on U.S. television increased 71 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a report released today by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Despite efforts by alcohol companies to strengthen their self-regulatory standards, the average number of ads seen by youth watching...

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2010-12-14 12:50:00

According to an annual government study of high-schoolers across the country, teenagers are using more marijuana and less alcohol. The Monitoring the Future survey released by the National Institutes of Health said that about 6.1 percent of high-school seniors reported using marijuana this year, up from 5.2 percent in 2009. Marijuana use by 10th-graders jumped up 2.8 percent to 3.3 percent, and for 8th-grade students it edged up from 1.0 percent to 1.2 percent. "These high rates of...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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