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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...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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