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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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2010-12-31 15:20:00

Experts have compiled a list of facts about the myths of hangovers. The reason behind alcohol's ability to make someone feel "hungover" the next day are not as clear as the culprit behind the blood shot eyes to begin with. "Alcohol clearly causes hangovers, but why it causes hangovers isn't very well understood," Dr. Andrew Yacht, director of the division of general medicine and vice chair of medicine for education at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City, told HealthDay News. "Part...

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2010-12-31 12:12:04

By Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis Addiction researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a risk for alcoholism also may put individuals at risk for obesity. The researchers noted that the association between a family history of alcoholism and obesity risk has become more pronounced in recent years. Both men and women with such a family history were more likely to be obese in 2002 than members of that same high-risk group had been in...

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2010-12-30 14:46:34

The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said in a report that alcohol-related New Year's celebrations send more young people to hospital emergency rooms than any other time of the year. According to the report, 1,980 hospital ER visits in 2009 involved underage drinking.  That is nearly four times the daily average number of emergency department visits for drinking-related visits by people under 21, the report said.  SAMHSA said it is two to...


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