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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...

2010-12-10 16:20:59

Although presidents at some U.S. colleges have argued that lowering the minimum legal drinking age could help curb binge drinking on campuses, a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests such a measure would be ineffective. In 2008, a group of college presidents and chancellors formed the Amethyst Initiative, a call to rethink the current minimum legal drinking age of 21. They argue that the law encourages underage college students to drink at...

2010-12-10 01:00:00

ATHENS, December 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Research and Measures to Tackle Societal Alcohol Consumption Announced at Liver Disease Conference Europe is failing to deal with the life-threatening effects of excessive and regular alcohol consumption on its citizens' health. Severe diseases, such as liver cirrhosis, are growing at an alarming rate and are affecting people at a younger age than in the past.[1] Since a number of current policies have not been successful in...

2010-12-02 21:33:56

A fascinating study published in the BMJ shows that although the French drink more than the Northern Irish each week, as they drink daily, rather than more on less occasions, the French suffered from considerably less coronary heart disease than the Northern Irish. Ruidavets and colleagues compared groups of middle aged men in France and Northern Ireland, who have very different drinking cultures and rates of heart disease.The authors found that men who "binge" drink (drink =50 g of alcohol...

2010-11-25 00:00:46

With the holiday season kicking off with Thanksgiving and a new UK study (Oct 2010) showing alcohol as the 'most harmful drug,' followed by crack and heroin, Journey Healing Centers (drug and alcohol treatment centers) releases a proactive Prevention Plan for avoiding alcohol abuse and getting loved ones back this holiday. According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 33 million adults have reported binge drinking in the past year, which makes this...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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