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2011-11-04 14:00:00

DownToEarthVideo.com calls new herbal detox cocktail promising one-two punch against alcoholismcalls a new herbal pairing âœan extremely promisingâ supplementation detox cocktail in the battle against alcoholism. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 Downtoearthvideo.com, a health-related consumer website that researches and publishes articles dealing with non-traditional treatments and the latest news about alcoholism, calls a new herbal pairing...

2011-11-01 15:07:45

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers survey students over 6 years Research led by University of Southern California (USC) professor Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D., shows that black middle school students whose close friends drink alcohol are more likely to drink alcohol in high school than their white classmates. The study, which appears in the September-October 2011 issue of the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, identifies a group at high risk for alcohol use that may benefit from special...

2011-10-21 14:00:00

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), 16 million people in the U.S. are dependent on, or abuse alcohol, while only one million seek help of any kind. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), 16 million people in the U.S. are dependent on, or abuse alcohol, while only one million seek help of any kind. For Dr. Frank Gibson, founder of Access Health Partners and developer of an...

2011-10-16 21:43:28

-A new study examines the impact that the cultural context of drinking may have on the relationship between drinking and harm in several European countries. -Results suggest a significant relationship between volume of consumption and risk of experiencing alcohol-related problems in all five countries examined. -The relationship appears to be stronger in three Baltic countries and Sweden than in Italy. Research clearly shows a dose-response relationship between alcohol and health issues...

2011-10-16 21:42:10

-A new study has investigated the linkages between alcohol consumption and hospitalized injury. -Heavy drinkers face higher injury risks than most people when sober; conversely, their injury risk rises less when alcohol positive. -Moderate drinkers who occasionally drink to excess suffer more injuries than heavy drinkers per alcohol-positive hour. Researchers know that alcohol impairs coordination and the ability to perceive and respond to hazards, and that hangovers impair...

2011-10-16 21:40:56

-A low level of response (LR) to alcohol reflects at least in part a low brain response to alcohol and carries significant risk for the later development of alcoholism. -This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain activation in individuals with low and high LRs to alcohol while they performed a cognitive task. -Significant differences detected in brain activation may contribute to the inability by individuals with a low LR to recognize modest levels of...

2011-10-16 21:39:40

-Researchers used an anonymous online survey to examine drinking patterns and personality traits. -Results identified three groups, two of which drank at fairly high levels. -The group with higher levels of impulsivity and aggression appears most at-risk for future alcohol problems. In a national survey of undergraduates, roughly six percent met criteria for current alcohol dependence (AD), and approximately 31 percent met criteria for current alcohol abuse. While many undergraduates...

2011-09-27 13:09:16

New UCLA psychology research indicates that Asians who are struggling with alcoholism may benefit especially from naltrexone, one of three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of alcoholism. Recent research has found that a gene variant may predict naltrexone treatment success for alcoholism. About 50 percent of patients of Asian descent have a particular mutation that makes them likely to benefit from naltrexone, compared with about 20 percent of...

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women In a review of 31 peer-reviewed and published studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders. Researchers also found that the gender gap in alcoholism and problem drinking is narrowing in...

2011-09-19 05:23:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else? According to the Washington University School of Medicine, drinking can be influenced by personal and societal factors, including economic fluctuations, political instability, and social norms. Apparently, these norms can even vary among countries and different time periods, leading to different “drinking...


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