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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...

2012-11-09 13:55:49

-Prior research has shown that "pre-drinking" by young people leads to heavier drinking and greater harm. -A study using Internet cell-phone questionnaires examined pre-drinking by young adults in Switzerland. -Results showed that pre-drinking, when combined with subsequent on-premise drinking, is associated with almost twice-as-heavy consumption and adverse outcomes. Previous research from the U.S. and the U.K. has shown that "pre-drinking" or "frontloading" often leads to heavy...

Moderate Drinking Bad For Brain Health
2012-10-26 12:09:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There have been numerous scientific studies that show how a glass or two of red wine can help promote cardiovascular and brain health. However, a new study by Rutgers University indicates that there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking. The study published in the journal Neuroscience found that moderate to binge drinking significantly reduces the structural integrity of the adult brain. “Moderate drinking...

2012-10-17 22:35:40

While researchers and clinicians know that the mortality rates among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals are high, most of that knowledge is based on studies of clinical populations. A new study is the first to examine excess mortality and its predictors among AD individuals in the general population throughout a 14-year span, finding that annualized death rates were 4.6-fold higher for AD females and 1.9-fold higher for AD males when compared to the general population, indicating that females...

2012-10-17 14:15:35

-Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies, including deficits in spatial working memory (SWM). -This is the first study to examine the role of family history of alcoholism (FHP) in the neurocognitive effects of PAE. -Results suggest that some of the PAE neural effects are related to factors such as FHP. Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD),...

Effects Of Binge Drinking Include Brain Impairment In Just Months
2012-10-16 18:32:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bill Cosby was on to something when he addressed this country´s propensity for binge drinking. Speaking in his ℠Bill Cosby, Himself´ special from 1983, he said, “It's always strange. I've had a lot of people work for me, and I've found out it's a funny thing that you give them Saturday and Sunday off, and they work so hard to get to those two days and those are the two days that they totally destroy...

2012-10-15 14:52:39

Professor Philip Gorwood, CMME, Hôpital Sainte-Anne ; INSERM U894 Centre de Psychiatrie et de Neurosciences, France "Addiction is a brain disease" was the title of an editorial in the renowned journal "Science" 15 years ago. The author argued that recognising addiction as a disorder of the brain can impact society´s overall health and social policy strategies and help diminish the health and social costs associated with drug abuse and addiction (Leshner, 1997). Such a...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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