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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...

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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
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