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2011-12-15 17:26:37

    Many young adults in the U.S. visit hospital emergency departments (EDs) for alcohol-related problems.     A new study has found that text messaging (TM) can be used to both assess drinking and deliver brief alcohol interventions to young adults discharged from the ED. Each day numerous young adults in the U.S. visit hospital emergency departments (EDs) for alcohol-related problems. This study examined the use of text messaging (TM), both to collect...

2011-12-12 21:29:32

A line of laboratory mice developed by a researcher from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) drinks more alcohol than other animal models and consumes it in a fashion similar to humans: choosing alcohol over other options and binge drinking. Animal models previously available to alcohol abuse and alcoholism researchers do not get as drunk as the new strain, unless alcohol is the only choice of fluids, or alcohol is administered by the...

2011-12-10 02:14:01

Findings could lead to development of new anti-alcoholism drugs New research by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has underlined the power of an endogenous anti-stress peptide in the brain to prevent and even reverse some of the cellular effects of acute alcohol and alcohol dependence in animal models. The work could lead to the development of novel drugs to treat alcoholism. The new study, led by Scripps Research Associate Professor Marisa Roberto and now published online...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

The Last Call Program treats the chemical imbalance that causes cravings for excessive amounts of alcohol in a new way. The Last Call Program helps people stop drinking excessive alcohol by attacking the source of the problem directly. (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 The Last Call Program offers a new form of treatment for people suffering from overdrinking and even severe alcoholism, specifically targeting the chemical imbalance in the brain that is found when people abuse alcohol. A proprietary...

2011-11-21 06:51:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alcohol consumption is responsible for approximately four percent of all deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence! It´s also responsible for roughly five percent of global disease. A new study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of general and cancer-related death compared to the general population. “Our study has provided strong evidence that alcohol addiction...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

The Last Call Program is a new private treatment done at home to help control excessive drinking habits without the necessity or embarrassment of public treatment. (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Recent studies from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have shown that 17.6 million people in the United States either depend on or abuse alcohol, and out of these approximately only 1 million seek a form of treatment. This is a real concern for people suffering from alcohol-related...

2011-11-15 21:27:48

Alcohol consumption causes approximately four percent of all deaths worldwide and is responsible for roughly five percent of global diseases. A study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of both general and cancer mortality when compared to the general population. Results will be published in the February 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. "[We conducted...

2011-11-15 21:26:32

Prior to the 1984 passage of a uniform drinking-age limit of 21 years in the U.S., many states permitted the legal purchase of alcohol at age 18. These lower drinking ages have been associated with several adverse outcomes such as higher rates of suicide and homicide among youth. A new study of individuals who were legally permitted to drink before the age of 21 has found they remain at elevated risk for suicide and homicide as adults, particularly women born after 1960. Results will be...

2011-11-15 20:43:07

People who are alcohol-dependent and who also carry a particular variant of a gene run an increased risk of premature death. This is a recent finding from the interdisciplinary research at the Department of Psychology and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers in the longitudinal project Göteborg Alcohol Research Project (GARP) have been investigating the dopamine D2 receptor gene and found that a variant of this gene is overrepresented in...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.