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2010-03-24 08:35:00

In a first-of-its kind controlled experiment, researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Brown University have found that surprisingly, binge drinking the night before a test does not impact college students' test performance "“ although it can affect their moods, attention and reaction times. The study, which appears in the April 2010 edition of the journal Addiction, was conducted by Jonathan Howland, professor of community health sciences at BUSPH ,...

2010-02-04 20:00:00

Kids Say to Big Alcohol: Free the Super Bowl from Big Al's Ads SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven young people ages 10 to 25 were awarded prizes this evening for their compelling counter-alcohol ads at the Free The Bowl(TM) World Premiere 2010 in San Rafael, California. The competition drew entries from 19 different states yet all shared the same core message: seductive alcohol ads shown during the Super Bowl are inappropriate for the millions of vulnerable young...

2010-01-19 20:08:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The clock is running out for entries to the second annual FREE the BOWL(TM) video contest. January 26 is the last day for youth and young adults to submit 30 to 60 second ads that depict where they see the influence of "Big Al" (Big Alcohol) in their lives. The contest is open for submissions from two age groups (10-20 and 21-25) to counter alcohol advertising during the Super Bowl. Marin Institute, the alcohol industry watchdog,...

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2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...

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2009-12-10 11:15:00

It could be the tolerance they've built up over the years or the extra time on their hands, but older people with alcohol problems drink a lot more than younger adults with similar problems, according to a new study. Ohio State University researchers found that alcoholics older than 60 drink more than 40 drinks a week, while alcoholics 25 to 39 years old have 25 to 35 drinks a week. The study also found that older alcoholics binge drink about 19 times a month compared with younger alcoholics...

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2009-12-01 12:45:00

New study identifies link between anticipated unhappiness in old age and young men's binge drinking Young men who believe that happiness declines with age are more likely to engage in risky health behaviors such as binge drinking. Their misguided negative view of the aging process may act as a disincentive to behave "Ëœsensibly' and encourage them to make the most of the present in anticipation of "Ëœmiserable' old age.  These findings´ by Dr. John...

2009-12-01 02:00:00

Anti-Alcohol-Ads Compete at FreeTheBowl.com SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marin Institute launched its second annual, nationwide anti-alcohol-advertising contest, FREE the BOWL. This year's theme is "Free the Bowl from Big Al," (a.k.a. Big Alcohol). The contest for youth and young adults ages 10 to 25 seeks original ads 30 to 60 seconds long to counter excessive alcohol advertising. The alcohol industry watchdog launched the contest at www.FreeTheBowl.com and will...

2009-11-21 08:37:19

Older adults who have alcohol dependence problems drink significantly more than do younger adults who have similar problems, a new study has found. The findings suggest that older problem drinkers may have developed a tolerance for alcohol and need to drink even more than younger abusers to achieve the effects they seek. Researchers at Ohio State University found that adults over age 60 who have alcohol dependence drink more than 40 alcoholic drinks a week on average, compared to between 25...

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2009-11-17 09:50:00

A new study in the Journal of American College Health finds that students placed by their universities in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink each week than students placed in all-male or all-female housing. More than 500 students from five college campuses around the country participated in the study: - 42 percent of students in coed housing reported binge drinking on a weekly basis. - 18 percent of students in gender-specific housing reported binge drinking weekly. While...

2009-10-30 07:25:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), provider of the TIPS program and host of the Alcohol Responsibility Conference 2009 (ARC 2009), posted the pre- and post-survey results from one of the conference sessions, a debate entitled Should the Minimum Legal Drinking Age Remain 21? Dr. John McCardell, founder and president of Choose Responsibility and former President of Middlebury College, presented the case in favor of reducing the minimum drinking age. Mr....


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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