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2011-06-28 09:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also decreases inhibitions--which can lead to tragic consequences on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors. In fact, research...

2011-06-16 12:18:10

While alcohol has a wide range of pharmacological effects on the body, the brain is a primary target. However, the molecular mechanisms by which alcohol alters neuronal activity in the brain are poorly understood. Participants in a symposium at the June 2010 annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in San Antonio, Texas addressed recent findings concerning the interactions of alcohol with prototype brain proteins thought to underlie alcohol actions in the brain. Proceedings will...

2011-06-16 12:17:18

People seeking help for their alcohol or other drug problems enter treatment with very different levels of motivation to change. Differences in motivation appear to make a critical difference in which patients seek, comply with, and complete treatment. Findings from a study of the extent to which motivation and self-efficacy "“ the confidence to resist temptation and to abstain from drinking "“ changed during treatment, and the degree to which these variables affected drinking...

2011-05-24 15:30:00

Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people. The study has been published in the scientific journal Alcohol: Clinical & Experimental...

2011-05-18 06:52:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves. New findings show that a "moderate" alcohol dose can increase subjective responses of stimulation and elevate positive mood state in individuals with an FHP of type I alcoholism. Researchers have long known that individuals with a positive family history of alcoholism (FHP) are at an increased risk themselves for alcoholism. This increased risk may be due to their...

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2011-05-18 06:05:00

Binge drinking, which is widespread among university students, especially in the United States, has been found to destroy long term memory even in young adults. Researchers believe that heavy consumption of alcohol makes it more difficult to build new memories because the hippocampus -- an area in the brain's center that plays a vital role in learning and memory -- is very susceptible to alcohol's poisonous effects. In a Spanish study, to be published in the August 2011 issue of Alcoholism:...

2011-05-16 20:45:07

    * Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves.    * Of the two classifications of alcoholism "“ types I and II "“ the former is less severe but more prevalent.    * New findings show that a "moderate" alcohol dose can increase subjective responses of stimulation and elevate positive mood state in individuals with an FHP of type I alcoholism. Researchers have long known...

2011-05-12 00:00:47

Recovery Now TV reports that a new study from The University of Copenhagen points to the fact that children of parents with drinking problems are at an increased risk for alcoholism treatment. Further, in females there is a higher rate of genetic association. Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 A recent study from The University of Copenhagen has indicated that when parents have alcohol use disorders, their children are more likely to inherit the same issue and need alcoholism treatment...

2011-04-18 12:21:51

    * Alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control.    * A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine impulsive choices among people with a range of alcohol use disorders (AUDs).    * Findings suggest that impulsive choice in AD may be the result of functional anomalies in widely distributed but interconnected brain regions that are involved in cognitive and emotional control. Researchers...

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2011-04-17 06:25:00

A new study has found that drinking energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than drinking alcohol alone. Researchers determined that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of being intoxicated was greater. "Young people are now drinking alcohol in different ways than they have in the past," Cecile A. Marczinski, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University and first author of the study, said in a statement. "Classic mixed...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.