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Latest Disease theory of alcoholism Stories

2011-10-16 21:43:28

Research clearly shows a dose-response relationship between alcohol and health issues such as cirrhosis of the liver.

2011-10-16 21:42:10

Researchers know that alcohol impairs coordination and the ability to perceive and respond to hazards, and that hangovers impair neurocognitive performance and psychomotor vigilance.

2011-10-16 21:40:56

A low level of response (LR) to alcohol is a genetically influenced characteristic, or phenotype, that reflects at least in part a low brain response to alcohol, and carries significant risk for the later development of alcoholism.

2011-10-16 21:39:40

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.

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.

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women.

2011-09-19 05:23:23

What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else?

2011-09-15 21:00:44

Chronic alcoholism is often associated with a disturbed gait and balance, likely caused by alcohol damage to neural systems.

2011-09-15 20:59:43

Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, including economic fluctuations, political instability, and social norms.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.