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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....

2009-10-27 08:01:00

DALLAS and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Nationwide Insurance launched "The Power of Parents, It's Your Influence by MADD(TM)" today to give parents of high school students the communication tools they need to stop teen alcohol use. The program features resources at thepowerofparents.org. A GfK Roper Youth Report showed 74% of kids (age 8-17) said their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking. Data also shows...

2009-10-09 13:36:43

Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health studied the drinking habits of 9833 15-16 year olds in the North West of England, finding that excessively low cost alcohol products and illicit purchase are strongly related to harmful underage drinking. Mark Bellis worked with a team from Liverpool John Moores University and Trading Standards (North West) to survey the teens' alcohol consumption patterns, drink types consumed, drinking locations, methods of access and harms...

2009-10-08 10:43:35

Current figures underestimate the number of children who may be at risk of harm from parental substance use. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have generated new estimates using five national surveys which include measures of binge, hazardous and dependent drinking, illicit drug use and mental health. Previous UK estimates were that 250-350,000 children live with problem drug users and 780,000 "“ 1.3 million with problem drinkers. However, the problem,...

2009-09-11 16:35:33

A prevention program called Communities That Care substantially lowered levels of alcohol and smokeless tobacco use among adolescents, its U.S. creators say. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found 5.7 percent of the eighth-grade students in towns using the program engaged in binge drinking in the past two weeks versus 9 percent in towns not using the program. J. David Hawkins and Richard Catalano of the University of Washington's Social Development...

2009-09-10 16:49:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch is continuing its commitment to preventing underage drinking by supporting the federal government's "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign. Initiated in 2006, "We Don't Serve Teens" provides parents, neighborhoods, business community, and service organizations with tips and information to limit teen access to alcohol. This year's campaign runs throughout September. As part of its efforts, Anheuser-Busch donates ad space in national publications,...

2009-09-10 13:21:52

U.S. colleges with the biggest student drinking problems have so far failed to turn the tide, according to a new study. The research, published in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, found that at 18 heavy-drinking U.S. campuses, students' alcohol habits showed little change over a dozen years. In 1993, 58 percent of students reported binge drinking in the past two weeks; in 2005, 56 percent said the same. And although 28 percent of students in 1993 said they...

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2009-09-08 12:48:03

British doctors said on Tuesday that a complete ban on alcohol advertising should be imposed and a minimum drink price set to help deter excessive drinking in Britain, Reuters reported. Curtailment of the industry's $1.3 billion annual promotional budget should also cover sponsorship of sports and arts events, according to the British Medical Association (BMA). The BMA called for alcoholic drinks to be taxed higher than the rate of inflation, and for licensing hours to be scaled back. The...

2009-09-08 07:10:06

Rates of binge drinking were 37 percent lower among eighth-grade students in communities in seven states that used a prevention system designed to reduce drug use and delinquent behavior compared to teenagers in communities that did not use the system. Eighth graders in the towns that offered the Communities That Care prevention system also had significantly lower levels of alcohol and smokeless tobacco use and engaged in fewer delinquent behaviors, according to a new University of Washington...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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