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2011-07-19 15:23:15

A group of French scientists (from the Unit of Research on Nutritional Epidemiology, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Bobigny, France; the French Institute for Prevention and Health Education, St. Denis, France; and the French National Cancer Institute) have published a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on guidelines for drinking and the relation of alcohol to cancer.

2011-07-18 14:00:10

A low level of response (LR) to alcohol is one of several genetically influenced characteristics that may increase an individual's risk for heavy drinking and alcohol problems.

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2011-07-17 06:00:00

Teenage girls may be more vulnerable to the long term effects of binge drinking than their male counterparts.

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2011-07-05 09:32:33

A study by University of Washington psychologists shows some people continue to drink heavily because of perceived positive effects, despite experiencing negative effects such as hangovers, fights and regrettable sexual situations.

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2011-06-28 12:29:15

A new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is showing how binge drinking among adolescents and young adults could be causing serious damage to a brain that’s still under development at this age.

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.

2011-06-16 12:18:10

While alcohol has a wide range of pharmacological effects on the body, the brain is a primary target.

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.

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.

2011-05-18 06:52:29

Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves.


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