Latest Emma Childs Stories

2012-02-21 06:04:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Good news for those who are trying to quit smoking and drinking, there may be a way to kill two birds with one stone. Varenicline, an effective smoking-cessation medication, may also reduce drinking. However, the means by which it might reduce drinking are still unclear. "Varenicline was first approved in the USA for treatment of nicotine dependence in 2006," said Emma Childs, research associate at the University of Chicago as well as corresponding author for the...

2012-02-16 12:51:42

Varenicline/Chantix may reduce drinking by increasing alcohol's aversive effects A medication commonly used to help people stop smoking may have an unanticipated positive side effect for an entirely different vice: drinking alcohol. A new study by University of Chicago researchers finds that varenicline, sold as Chantix, increases the negative effects of alcohol and therefore could hold promise as a treatment for alcoholism. A group of heavy-to-moderate social drinkers given a single...

2012-02-16 11:08:01

    A new study has examined how smoking-cessation aide varenicline may reduce drinking.     Results indicate that varenicline may reduce drinking by increasing alcohol's aversive effects.     Specifically, varenicline may increase blood pressure, heart rate, as well as ratings of dysphoria and nausea. Varenicline is an effective smoking-cessation medication that may also reduce drinking. However, the means by which it might reduce drinking is...

2011-07-18 14:02:43

Acute stress is thought to precipitate alcohol drinking. Yet the ways that acute stress can increase alcohol consumption are unclear. A new study investigated whether different phases of response to an acute stressor can alter the subjective effects of alcohol. Findings indicate bi-directional relationships between alcohol and stress. Results will be published in the October 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. "Anecdotal...

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