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2010-04-06 07:27:00

Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs), referring to both alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, affect nearly 8.5 percent of the American population, are associated with numerous medical, psychiatric, family, legal, and work-related problems, and cost an estimated $185 billion in 1998. A new study has found that oral naltrexone can reduce both alcohol- and non-alcohol-related healthcare costs for patients with AUDs. Results will be published in the June 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical &...

2009-12-03 02:00:00

HELSINKI, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After two decades of scientifically and medically proven success in their field, Lightlake Therapeutics' experts have been granted ethical approval to begin selecting and gene testing subjects for a trial of a simple, safe and effective treatment for what the World Health Organisation has described as a global epidemic of unhealthy eating and obesity. A Phase II trial for the everyday treatment against obesity and the overeating of unhealthy food,...

2009-06-22 10:12:55

In this trial, a sample of alcohol-dependent patients received naltrexone, acamprosate or placebo for 12 weeks. While there were no differences in outcomes between treatment groups, those who believed they had been taking active medication consumed fewer alcoholic drinks and reported less alcohol dependence and cravings. That is, irrespective of actual treatment, perceived medication allocation predicted health outcomes.Double-blind placebo-controlled trials are intended to control for the...

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2008-07-09 14:15:00

German-Swedish study underpins the role that endorphins play in ethanol dependence A particular gene variant might make women more susceptible to alcoholism. At least, a study carried out by the Universities of Bonn and Sweden's Karolinska Institute makes this a plausible conclusion. According to this, a gene in the endorphin metabolism is altered in a typical fashion more often in women alcoholics than in healthy women. In mice too, endorphins seem to play an important role in the amount of...

2007-09-17 09:00:44

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coinciding with National Recovery Month (September), NAABT, Inc. proudly announces the launch of http://www.alcoholanswers.org/ AlcoholAnswers.org is an Evidence-based Resource Website providing educational information on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism). What is Evidence-based? Evidence-based thinking is a process by which diverse sources of information (research, theory, practice principles, practice guidelines,...

2007-09-06 12:07:04

SAN FRANCISCO and GOLD COAST, Australia, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Start Private, a leader in the treatment of alcohol addiction, today announced the launch of its unique alcoholism recovery program in the United States for the first time. The company's American introduction of its one-of-a-kind treatment program, which coincides with the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, is initially targeted at the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of this launch, Fresh Start Private...

2005-12-02 11:22:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Providing seniors with personalized information about their drinking and health can effectively reduce their alcohol consumption and other drinking risks, new research found. Although drinking tends to decline with age, many older adults drink more than the recommended amounts. It is well known that even relatively low levels of alcohol can cause adverse health effects in the elderly because of age-related physiological changes, and because alcohol...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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