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Alcoholism Issues
Letting Kids Sip and Taste Alcohol is a Risky Behavior

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol....

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:11:59 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Is Daily Drinking Problem Drinking?

( - Is it possible to become an alcoholic just by having one or two drinks nightly? I have a glass or two of wine with dinner but never drink to the point of feeling drunk. Should I be concerned?

Feb 17, 2018 - 9:20:18 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Female Drivers Convicted for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

( - Women have become increasingly involved in drunk driving and fatal crashes. However, much of the research on drunk driving has been conducted using predominantly male samples.

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:20:52 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Naltrexone Treatment Is More Effective for Heavy Drinkers Who Use Nicotine/Cigarettes

( - There are medications available to help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol reduce or stop their drinking.

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:58:17 AM

Alcoholism Issues
The Urge to Drink May be ‘turned on,’ Offering Clues About How to Turn it Off

( - BRYAN, Texas, February 12, 2018 — About 15.1 million American adults have alcohol use disorder, meaning they cannot stop drinking despite adverse consequences

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:09:53 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Public Considers Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana

( - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC –  As the national conversation about marijuana legalization continues....

Feb 8, 2018 - 11:23:41 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Northern Plains American Indians: Reasons for Alcohol- and Drug-Related Hospitalizations

( - American Indians who drink alcohol are often collectively characterized as having greater risks for alcohol problems, alcohol misuse, and alcohol-use disorders.

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:23:11 AM

Alcoholism Issues
A New Theory on Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Binge Drinkers

( - A new study shows that binge drinkers have increased levels of a biomarker molecule — microRNA-21 — that may contribute to poor vascular function.

Jan 24, 2018 - 11:28:53 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Surge in Alcohol-Related Emergency-Department Visits Needs a Different Approach

( - While moderate drinking – up to one drink per day for women, two for men – can be part of a healthy lifestyle, excessive and chronic drinking can contribute to injury and disease.

Jan 3, 2018 - 10:44:08 AM

Alcoholism Issues
The Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders in Puerto Rico is High

( - Puerto Ricans make up the second largest Hispanic group in the United States, comprising 9.5% of the population (Mexicans are the largest group).

Jan 3, 2018 - 10:26:21 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Inebriation at Sporting Events Is a Problem

( - In many western countries, public concern about violence and other problems at sporting events has increased. Alcohol is often involved.

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:32:10 AM

Alcoholism Issues
How Binge Drinking Affects College Students

( - No matter the university, alcohol can always be found at a weekend party. Binge drinking is one of the most common activities that occur within a college culture where over 40% of college students binge drink at least once in two weeks.

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:57:27 PM

Alcoholism Issues
The Truth About Holiday Spirits: How to Celebrate Safely This Season

, Dec. 20, 2017 -- We all want to celebrate during the holidays, and more people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year.

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:50:51 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Smartphone App Now Recognizes Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

( - With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

Dec 6, 2017 - 12:09:25 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Study Shows Lithium Chloride Blunts Brain Damage Linked to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

( - A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:49:17 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Movies Wield Powerful Influence on Drinking Habits of 10- to 15-Year-Olds

( - Early adolescence is a high-risk period for alcohol experimentation and initiation. Adolescent drinking is linked to exposure to alcohol use in the media.

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:04:29 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems

( - Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service.

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:57:22 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption

( - With the end of the year approaching, it is the season of festivities.

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:50:25 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Early Adolescent Drinking Increases Risk of Problem Drinking by Age 17

( - Early-age drinking is common in many western nations; for example, 54 percent of Australian 14- to 19-year olds have reported past-year alcohol use.

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:12:05 AM

Alcoholism Issues
5 Sicknesses Related To Heavy Drinking

( - My dad losing his best friend to cirrhosis of the liver as a result of too much drinking, it was one event that changed my perception about drinking.

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:11:58 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Ibuprofen May Block Damage From Fetal-Alcohol Exposure

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests.

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:00:20 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Human Genetic Variation Influences Alcohol’s Sedating and Stimulating
( - Although estimates vary, scientists believe that 50 to 64 percent of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is inherited.
Nov 14, 2017 - 10:53:38 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Simple Blood Test Identifies Critically Ill Patients Who Misuse Alcohol, Study Finds

( - MAYWOOD, IL –  A simple blood test for a compound called PEth can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, a study has found.

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:40:47 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Energy Drinks Influence Alcohol-Induced Body Imbalance

( - Heavy drinking impairs balance and motor coordination, which is why increased body sway is a useful indicator to both police and bartenders that a person may be intoxicated.

Nov 8, 2017 - 10:52:19 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Marijuana and Alcohol Negatively Impact Lifetime Achievement in Young Adults

( - Atlanta, GA,
– New research examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.

Nov 6, 2017 - 11:01:49 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Early Age of Drinking Leads to Neurocognitive and Neuropsychological Damage

( - Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years.

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:38:49 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Drinking During Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Taboo, Tolerated, and Treasured

( - The etiology (i.e., underlying causes) of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood.

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:32:06 AM

Alcoholism Issues
There Is No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, New Study Shows

(  - BINGHAMTON, NY- Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:45:02 AM

Alcoholism Issues
A Lower Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit of .05 Could Save 1,790 Lives Per Year in the United States

( - In every U.S. state, it is illegal for adults to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or greater.

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:06:35 AM

Alcoholism Issues
The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

( - Washington, D.C. – Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:32:29 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Beer Brands Popular Among Youth Contravene Industry’s Voluntary Advertising Code

( - Although alcohol is a legal substance for adults age 21 or older, it is the leading
illicit substance used by underage American youth.

Oct 5, 2017 - 10:53:06 AM

Alcoholism Issues
A Lack of Weekend Drinking Intentions Leads to Excess

( - Friday and Saturday nights seem to be the universal nights for partying. They are the peak times for heavy drinking by young adults, often beyond what is considered heavy episodic drinking (HED) – five or more drinks per occasion for men, four or more for women.

Oct 3, 2017 - 12:30:19 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

( - In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:33:54 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Immune System Linked to Alcohol Drinking Behavior

( - Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.

Sep 15, 2017 - 10:16:15 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Genetics and Ethnicity Can Influence Pathway between Early Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders

( - Studies have shown that an early age of drinking initiation (ADI) increases the chance of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:55:35 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Younger Mothers Are More Likely to Engage in Risky Drinking During and After Pregnancy

( - People tend to adjust behaviors across their lifespans as they adopt new roles – such as marriage or parenting – that are incompatible with prior behaviors.

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:06:27 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Potential Target for Alcohol Liver Disease

( - BOSTON – Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease.

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:26:57 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Risk for Regretted Sex Heightened Among Women High in Alcohol Sensitivity

( - Heavy drinking can have a number of negative consequences, including sex that is later regretted.

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:09:59 PM

Alcoholism Issues
How Do People Decide: Should I Go, Stay, Drink?

( - Many studies of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) use tasks that involve monetary rewards or losses to examine individual decision-making vis-à-vis alcohol and other substance use.

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:44:16 PM

Alcoholism Issues
First Secondhand Smoke, Now Secondhand Harm From Drinking

( - It’s no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as “secondhand harm” that is caused by intoxicated people:

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:22:23 AM

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