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Brain Region Responsible For Resisting Alcohol's Allure
2014-04-04 08:00:27

University of Utah Health Sciences University of Utah neuroscientists finds the lateral habenula controls sensitivity to the negative effects of drinking alcohol As recovering spring breakers are regretting binge drinking escapades, it may be hard for them to appreciate that there is a positive side to the nausea, sleepiness, and stumbling. University of Utah neuroscientists report that when a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they...

2014-04-02 12:20:45

New MADD Texas survey highlights disconnect between teens and parents on the issue of alcohol AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of Texas teens and parents underscored a significant disconnect in what parents believe their teens face in terms of pressure to drink alcohol versus the reality of what teens truly experience. However, teens widely reported that they do, in fact, listen to their parents' messages about the dangers of underage drinking. The survey,...

2014-03-28 23:27:33

With the vast majority of the rich shunning treatment and dropping out of AA in large numbers, the Last Call Program has expanded programs for clients who place value on anonymity, treatment outside of the healthcare industry, and the success of Sobrexa. Gallup Survey shows Americans with higher education levels and higher income are more likely to booze. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 With alcohol abuse on the rise, the Last Call Program recently completed an analysis of the relationship...

2014-03-04 13:20:27

-Studies examining the potential health benefits of moderate drinking generally focus on average levels of drinking rather than drinking patterns. -A new study shows that, among older moderate drinkers, those who binge drink have a significantly greater mortality risk than regular moderate drinkers. Numerous studies have highlighted the purported association between moderate drinking and reduced mortality. However, these analyses have focused overwhelmingly on average consumption, a...

2014-02-26 23:20:37

Data looks at multiple race/ethnicity categories and covers a wide spectrum of socio-demographic characteristics. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 A new study out of Loma Linda University (LLU) provides binge drinking population estimates for California adults by gender and detailed race/ethnicity categories. The study was published online on Feb. 12, 2014 in “The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.” Other research has shown that more than half of all alcohol consumed...

2014-02-17 08:24:55

A pastor's wife. A successful attorney. The stories of women alcoholics who overcame their shame to seek treatment for addiction. CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy was a pastor's wife, mother of three and model community member. She was also an alcoholic, secretly guzzling wine in her morning coffee mug and hiding her all-day drinking from her family. Like other women who struggle with addiction in private, she had put pressure on herself to be perfect and was ashamed to...

2014-02-10 23:02:28

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute study finds health benefits in daily light to moderate alcohol intake. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Excessive alcohol use has been linked to cirrhosis, seizures, stroke, poisonings, violence, and cancer, and according to the World Health Organization, kills 2.5 million people each year worldwide. Yet, according to a recent study by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, while excessive alcohol use can cause serious health...

Russia's Love Of Vodka Drives Premature Death Rates In Men
2014-01-31 09:53:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vodka has long been a part of Russian culture and that culture needs to change if the country wants to save the lives of thousands of its people. According to a new study published in The Lancet, vodka is a major cause of the high risk of premature death in Russian adults  – with a quarter of all Russian men dying before reaching 55. "Russian death rates have fluctuated wildly over the last 30 years as alcohol restrictions and...

2014-01-14 23:26:17

In his latest blog post at http://www.PerWickstrom.com, Per Wickstrom is focusing on a critically important topic that is quickly becoming a major, potentially catastrophic problem across the country: the dangers of mixing drinks and alcohol. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 In his latest blog post at http://www.PerWickstrom.com, Per Wickstrom is focusing on a critically important topic that is quickly becoming a major, potentially catastrophic problem across the country: the dangers of mixing...

2014-01-02 10:21:56

"It is OK to drink a little bit of alcohol during pregnancy" or "a pregnant woman should not touch alcohol at all during her pregnancy". These statements represent the contradictory conclusions that large population studies on pregnancy and alcohol can reach. Psychologist Janni Niclasen has just defended her PhD thesis on the subject at the University of Copenhagen. She was surprised by the different results that were reached, and she decided to get to the bottom of the results by...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'