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2012-12-14 05:04:09

To reduce drinking, driving and fatalities over the holidays, the Addiction Experts at Journey Healing Centers (http://journeycenters.com) release tips for how to deal with loved ones who drink too much during the biggest party month of the year. According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), alcohol causes about 52 percent of fatal collisions on Christmas and 57 percent on New Years compared to a rate of 41 percent for the entire year. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 With...

Binge And Overeating Linked To Drug Use
2012-12-11 11:58:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists recently found that binge eating and overeating could be related to the use of marijuana or other drugs in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings of the study were recently published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a research publication affiliated with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "In summary, we found that binge...

Gene Plays A Role In Binge Drinking In Young Teenagers
2012-12-04 11:52:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s an undeniable fact that many teenagers are going to experiment with alcohol before they are mentally ready enough to do so. Now, a new study may help explain why some of these teenagers are more prone to continue drinking alcohol after trying it than others are. A study, led by researchers at King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), provides the most detailed understanding yet of the brain process...

Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need A Drink To Learn
2012-11-29 16:54:43

Cell Press Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning. The findings, reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on November 29th, show how overuse of alcohol can produce lasting changes in the brain, even after alcohol abuse stops. The report also provides evidence that the very human experience of alcoholism can be explored in part with studies conducted in fruit flies and other animals, the researchers say....

Canadians Like Their Marijuana
2012-11-28 22:01:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario released a new study today which suggests most Canadian adults are drinking responsibly, older adults are smoking marijuana, and kids who smoke are also inclined to go for a drive after. “More young adults are reporting that they drive within an hour of using cannabis - even more than those who report drinking and driving,” said Dr. Robert Mann, the...

2012-11-20 15:50:13

Critique 096: Frequency of alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk factors: implications for drinking guidelines 20 November 2012 The purpose of this paper was to examine whether drinkers who consume lower-risk amounts on more frequent occasions have favorable risk factor profiles compared with those who drink more per occasion but less frequently. The authors also discuss implications for the larger debate about the limitations of non-randomized studies about 'moderate' drinking and...

Alcohol During Pregnancy Affects Childs IQ
2012-11-15 12:15:14

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford recently showed that drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy could affect a child´s IQ level. In the research project, the scientists studied more than 4,000 mothers and their children. These subjects were part of the children of the 90s study (ALSPAC). The study was considered the first of its kind, as past studies have focused on...

2012-11-09 13:57:28

-Young adult women are engaging in heavy drinking behavior in greater numbers. -A new study has looked at the influence of impulsivity-related traits and drinking motives on symptoms of alcohol dependence (AD) among college women in their first semester. -Findings indicate an impulsivity trait called 'negative urgency' can predict increases in AD symptoms. An increasing number of women entering young adulthood engage in heavy drinking behavior, placing them at risk of developing alcohol...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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