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New Brain Receptor For Drug Fantasy Identified
2012-07-03 06:16:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Alcohol and drugs are just a few of the things that can possibly be found at play in a nightclub. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen (UC) recently studied the effects of a particular drug called Fantasy. With their studies, the UC researchers revealed that they were able to gain a better understanding of the biological makeup of gamma-hydroxbutryic acid (GHB,) a transmitter substance found in the brain. GHB is related...

New Spray Makes You Instantly Drunk, Instantly Sober
2012-05-07 07:53:04

How would you like to get instantaneously intoxicated and then return to sobriety almost as fast without the effects of nauseating hangovers? If you answered yes to that question, then there is a new product coming to market that is just for you: The WAHH Quantum Sensations device. But, before you run to the nearest store to get your hands on this revolutionary new alcoholic sensation, you may want to hear all the details first. The WAHH Quantum Sensations device, designed and developed...

2012-05-01 09:41:11

Steep rises in taxes on alcohol do not necessarily reduce consumption, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) into the history of intoxicants in 16th and 17th England. Dr Philip Withington at the University of Cambridge has found that affluence rather than poverty has tended to drive consumption levels, especially among the middle classes and higher,even though legislation and enforcement is often focused on the poorer parts of the population....

2012-03-02 14:05:50

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers. New research also shows that 12-13 is a catalyst age when young people turn away from the healthy habits of their younger years and start to get involved in risky behaviors. The research, which used information from Understanding Society, a long-term study of 40,000 UK households funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),...

2012-02-23 18:00:06

Do strict underage drinking laws really have a positive impact on society? A recent study finds that strictly enforcing possession of alcohol under the legal age or PULA (also known as PAULA) laws on teenagers reduces the likelihood that they will engage in alcohol-related crime as adults. This study was documented in the article "The Relationship between Underage Alcohol Possession and Future Criminal Behavior: An Empirical Analysis Using Age-Period Cohort Characteristics Models," published...

2012-02-22 12:30:36

If people see news coverage of alcohol's role in violent crime and fatal injuries, they may give more support to alcohol-control laws, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. It's estimated that drinking is involved in almost one third of deaths from accidents and violent crime. But the news reports on those deaths often make no mention of alcohol. "People have some awareness of the social cost that alcohol can have," said the study's lead...

Doctors Project 200,000 British Alcohol Deaths Over 20 years
2012-02-21 05:34:49

The UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released a report indicating that over 200,000 Britons will die from alcohol-related illnesses over the next 20 years. Around 70,000 of these deaths will be from avoidable alcohol-related liver disease. Other alcohol-related deaths considered include accidents, violence, suicide, hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers of the breast and gastrointestinal tract the Royal College of Physicians reports. The trend for...

2012-02-09 23:24:31

Despite the clichés surrounding the habits of adolescents, the results of a study by the University of Seville show that most young people do not fit the risk profile of taking substances. Some 60% of Spaniards aged 13 to 18 say they do not take drugs and rarely drink alcohol — only in moderation — and at the same time, less than 10% admit to have taken some form of illegal drug. "Although it is important that society, the media, the experts involved and young...


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