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2011-07-05 06:55:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The more drink-fueled memory blackouts students experience, the greater their risk of suffering a future injury while under the influence of alcohol, according to new research. Memory blackouts are defined as the inability to recall events. These blackouts do not refer to the loss of consciousness as a result of drinking too much. Research shows that alcohol alters nerve cell communication in the hippocampal region of the brain, which affects memory formation. About one...

2011-06-30 13:47:36

Alcohol-induced memory blackouts as an indicator of injury risk among college drinkers The higher the number of drink fuelled memory blackouts a student experiences, the greater is his/her risk of sustaining a future injury while under the influence, reveals research published online in Injury Prevention. Memory blackouts refer to the inability to recall events; they do not refer to loss of consciousness as a result of drinking too much. Research indicates that alcohol alters nerve cell...


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