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2011-03-01 09:31:56

Discovery could lead to new therapies for alcoholism University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that had been bred and trained to drink excessively. The...

2011-01-28 13:08:58

Researcher Pagano Reports Findings in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Says Other Chronically Ill Patients May Benefit Too Participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober, a researcher from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports. In a review article published in the Volume 29 issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Maria E. Pagano, PhD,...

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2011-01-28 07:45:00

Reuters reports that some alcoholics may drink less when using certain computer programs, according to a new report published in the journal Addiction. British researchers, looking through earlier research, found that heavy drinkers were able to slightly reduce their weekly consumption. But not all of the studies they analyzed had positive results, and those that were had limitations, the team reported. However, these computer-based interventions show promise and could help the estimated...

2011-01-20 07:49:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals alcoholism can have an impact on when you say your "I dos" and how long the commitment lasts. Several studies have examined the links between drinking behavior and marital status, but this study explores whether alcoholism can affect the timing of when a person ties the knot and the overall length of his/her marriage. Mary Waldron, an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Education, and her colleagues, found that alcohol dependence...

2011-01-18 23:00:03

Kudzu extract had little to no effect on participants during a double-blind placebo-controlled study     * Extract from the kudzu root has long been thought to be a remedy for alcoholism    * However, since the precise mechanism of action is unknown, a new study set out to unravel its mystery    * The results show that the participants treated with kudzu experienced no adverse consequences that could decrease alcohol intake There are many ways,...

2011-01-18 22:57:01

New findings show that both the time it takes to get married, as well as the overall length of the marriage, are seriously impacted by alcohol There has been an abundance of research on the associations between drinking behavior and marital status, but many questions remain regarding the timing of when an individual gets married and divorced and if there is any relation to alcohol use. A new study released in the April 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, which is...

2011-01-18 22:54:36

New research shows that heavy drinking to alleviate negative feelings may have a genetic component     * Drinking in teens, especially binging, is a large problem within the Netherlands and European Union    * A new study explored the relationship of drinking to remove or supress negative emotions (known as drinking to cope) with two different genes: DRD2 and SLC6A4    * These results indicate that binge drinking and alcohol-related problems were...

2011-01-12 00:01:32

Yet, 64% Think a Friend Should Drink Less. Results based on December 27 to January 11 Survey of 234 Persons Under 21 New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 A December 27 to January 11 survey of 234 under-age drinkers revealed that 87% are not planning to drink less in 2011. In fact just 4% have drinking less as a New Year's Resolution. Yet, 64% of those surveyed know at least one friend who should make drinking less his or her New Year's Resolution. The Number 12 Foundation, a non-profit...

2011-01-10 14:07:10

A paper describing a dramatic change during the 20th century in England and Wales in the association between social class and mortality from liver cirrhosis features in Alcohol and Alcoholism. While deaths from cirrhosis were more common among higher social classes in the early part of the century, the pattern changed so that deaths from cirrhosis were much more common among the lower social classes by the end of the century. Data on male cirrhosis mortality by social class were obtained from...

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2011-01-07 11:09:39

A vaccine to combat alcoholism will begin human testing next year, claim Chilean researchers. The genetic therapy is based on aldehyde dehydrogenase, a group of enzymes that metabolize alcohol and are thus responsible for alcohol tolerance, Professor Juan Asenjo told the AFP news agency. Asenjo heads a team of researchers at Chile's Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics and the private lab Recalcine. In October, US researchers announced they had discovered a gene variation known as CYP2EI that...


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