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2014-07-18 11:21:49

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Adolescent alcohol abuse is known to be associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood. It is unclear how much of this association is due to the influence of differences in familial background and shared genetics. New findings implicate a significant causal relationship between elevated drinking problems at age 18.5 and more adverse life outcomes at age 25 that cannot be fully explained by shared genetic and environmental...

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2014-07-18 09:31:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adding alcoholic beverages to caffeinated energy drinks increases a person’s desire to continue consuming the beverages, according to research published online Thursday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. According to Lizzie Parry of the Daily Mail, researchers from the Australian National University looked at the effects of mixing energy drinks with vodka, and found that drinkers demonstrated an...

2014-07-17 16:09:09

University of Texas at Austin Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. The scientists accomplished this feat by inserting a modified human alcohol target into the worms, as reported this week in The Journal of Neuroscience. "This is the first example of altering a human alcohol target to prevent...

2014-07-15 13:25:44

American College of Cardiology Risk should be balanced with reported benefits of moderate drinking Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research did not identify a similar risk for moderate consumption of beer. Researchers in Sweden studied...

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2014-07-13 04:45:49

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that reducing alcohol consumption, even among light-to-moderate drinkers, could lower the risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure. These new findings contradict previous studies that suggest light-to-moderate consumption of alcohol, about 12-25 units per week, is beneficial for cardiovascular health. For this study, a team led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical...

2014-07-11 08:25:05

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after receiving mobile phone text messages following a visit to the emergency department, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("A Text Message Alcohol Intervention for Young Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial")...

2014-07-08 23:13:50

Hangover Heaven adds emergency medical services (EMS) division to Las Vegas location. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Hangover Heaven's Las Vegas location added an emergency medical services (EMS) department July 1, 2014. The EMS permit was issued to Dr. Jason Burke's Hangover Heaven by the Southern Nevada Health District. In November 2013, Hangover Heaven purchased an emergency vehicle (EV) to serve as a transport and treatment unit. To maximize its utility, the EV was...

2014-07-08 11:08:29

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs The brands of alcohol popular with underage drinkers also happen to be the ones heavily advertised in magazines that young people read, a new study finds. The findings, reported in July's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, add to evidence that alcohol ads can encourage kids to drink. They also suggest that the alcohol industry's self-imposed standards on advertising are inadequate, said lead researcher Craig Ross, Ph.D., M.B.A., of the...

New Tool Tells You How Much Alcohol Is In Your Favorite Cocktail
2014-07-07 13:18:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Last month, redOrbit reported on the breakdown of alcohol consumption on a state-by-state and city-by-city level and discovered some very interesting and unexpected statistics. That study was based on data collected from the personal breathalyzer product put out by San Francisco-based BACTrack. That study was only possible because each participant, individuals who had purchased the BACTrack product and linked it to their...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.