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2011-05-18 06:50:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Binge drinking by young adults is prevalent in the United States and increasing in Europe. The brain's hippocampus is particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity, and these new findings show a clear link between binge drinking and a reduced ability to learn new verbal information. María Parada, a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain and first author of the study and her colleagues examined 122 Spanish...

2011-05-16 20:46:15

    * Binge drinking by young adults is prevalent in the United States and increasing in Europe.    * The brain's hippocampus is particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity.    * New findings show a clear link between binge drinking and a reduced ability to learn new verbal information. Binge drinking is prevalent among university students, especially in the United States. One brain structure particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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