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2005-08-11 07:55:00

Hard-drinking fruit flies have helped U.S. and German scientists uncover a gene that may shed light on humans' tolerance to alcohol. The gene -- named hangover by its discoverers -- is part of a genetic pathway that enables the flies to deal with increasing amounts of alcohol, according to researchers.

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2005-04-06 07:05:00

A monthly injection could help problem drinkers cut back or stop drinking alcohol altogether. That's the conclusion of a study that found alcoholics given a monthly shot of naltrexone were able to reduce their heavy-drinking days from an average of 19 days per month to three days per month.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.