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New alcohol guidelines unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking
The UK's new alcohol guidelines are unlikely to have a direct impact on drinking, but they do raise awareness of harm and so may alter social attitudes towards alcohol, suggests an expert in The BMJ today. (2016-02-10)
Alcohol also damages the liver by allowing bacteria to infiltrate
Alcohol itself can directly damage liver cells. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason -- it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, promoting alcohol-induced liver disease. (2016-02-10)
Alcohol-impaired driving crimes spike immediately after drinking age
A new study led by Northern Medical Program researcher Dr. (2016-02-09)
Alcohol offender program associated with drop in deaths, study finds
A widely copied alcohol offender program that has been shown to reduce DUIs and domestic violence has how been linked to a cut in deaths. (2016-02-09)
Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked by UA study
In contrast to enduring stories about extraordinarily high rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans, University of Arizona researchers have found that Native Americans' binge and heavy drinking rates actually match those of whites. (2016-02-08)
To prevent infection after C-section, chlorhexidine better than iodine
Chlorhexidine-alcohol skin prep is superior to iodine-alcohol for preventing infection after C-section, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2016-02-04)
Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis
Regular consumption of coffee was linked with a reduced risk of liver cirrhosis in a review of relevant studies published before July 2015. (2016-02-01)
VUMC study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics
A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression. (2016-02-01)
Marijuana survey finds medical users more likely to consume edibles and vaporize
A new study provides some of the first evidence about patterns of marijuana use in states that have legalized medical marijuana. (2016-01-28)
Antidepressants during pregnancy do not pose risk to unborn child
Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at greater risk of giving birth to children with congenital heart defects compared to women who are not exposed to the drugs, according to new research from UCL. (2016-01-27)
Delirium is common in older gastrointestinal surgery patients
A new analysis indicates that delirium commonly develops in the older patients who have undergone gastrointestinal surgery. (2016-01-19)
UK teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco content in YouTube music videos
UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, indicates research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2016-01-14)
Model 'no buy' list criteria could dramatically reduce youth exposure to TV alcohol ads
A set of 'no buy' list criteria developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health could greatly reduce underage viewers' exposure to alcohol advertising on cable TV, a new study finds. (2016-01-13)
Could campaigns like Dry January do more harm than good?
Could alcohol abstinence campaigns like Dry January do more harm than good? (2016-01-13)
'No-buy' lists could cut kids' exposure to alcohol ads
Young people's exposure to alcohol advertisements on television could be almost eliminated if companies used so-called 'no-buy' lists, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2016-01-13)
During Great Recession employees drank less on the job, but more afterwards
Periods of economic uncertainty tend to influence drinking problems among people who lose their jobs, as some turn to alcohol due to stress or because they have more free time and fewer responsibilities. (2016-01-05)
Over 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), study finds
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its kind. (2016-01-05)
No easy answers in UW study of legal marijuana's impact on alcohol use
Does legalization of marijuana lead pot users to drink more, or are they likely to substitute alcohol for weed? (2015-12-29)
Liver may sway sweet tooth, alcohol consumption
It may be your liver (and not your better judgement) that keeps you away from excess sweets this holiday season. (2015-12-24)
Liver hormone reduces preference for sweets, alcohol, via brain's reward pathway
A liver hormone works via the brain's reward pathway to reduce cravings for sweets and alcohol in mammals, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. (2015-12-24)
Meta-analysis finds evidence for nalmefene in the treatment of alcohol dependence is weak
Currently available evidence from randomized controlled trials does not support the use of nalmefene for harm reduction for people with alcohol dependence, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2015-12-22)
Almost three-quarters of weekend emergency care caseload linked to booze
Almost three-quarters of the weekend emergency care caseload is linked to excess alcohol intake, finds an activity analysis of one large inner city hospital in England, and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. (2015-12-21)
Binge drinking with chronic alcohol use more destructive than previously thought
A new study by MU School of Medicine researchers shows that chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than previously thought. (2015-12-17)
Males and under 30 at greatest risk of hospital admission for drug related poisonings
Poisonings from recreational drug and alcohol use account for 9 percent of all poisoning-related hospital admissions, says a new University of Sydney study revealing that males and people under 30 are at greatest risk. (2015-12-16)
Forensic psychiatric patients and staff view the effects of mental illness differently
Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crime. (2015-12-15)
Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: New Canadian guideline
Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is important to help children and adults, and their families, who have the disorder. (2015-12-14)
Parents have more influence than they might realize to prevent substance use
Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. (2015-12-10)
Moderate drinking linked to reduced risk of death in early stage Alzheimer's disease
Drinking two to three units of alcohol every day is linked to a reduced risk of death among people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2015-12-10)
An increase in alcohol tax appears to have decreased gonorrhea rates in Maryland
Increasing state alcohol taxes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea, according to University of Florida Health researchers, who found that gonorrhea rates decreased by 24 percent in Maryland after the state increased its sales tax on alcohol in 2011. (2015-12-09)
Witnessing drug use can spur immediate antisocial behavior by teens
Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according to new findings from Duke University. (2015-12-09)
Students report high levels of hazardous drinking, CAMH survey finds
Canada's longest-running study of drug use among Ontario students in Grades 7-12 shows binge drinking remains high, e-cigarettes are used more often than cigarettes, and more than 25 percent of students are allowed to drink at home with friends. (2015-12-09)
New risk score identifies link between lifestyle risk factors and mortality
A new lifestyle risk score based on six health behaviors identified two new risk factors (sedentary behavior and sleep) that can be used in addition to traditional risk factors, such as smoking and excessive alcohol use to predict risk of mortality. (2015-12-08)
Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave
Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new findings to emerge from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study. (2015-12-08)
Alcohol aromatherapy eases nausea in the ER
Nauseated patients in the emergency department who sniffed pads saturated with isopropyl alcohol were twice as likely to obtain relief from their symptoms as nauseated patients who sniffed pads saturated with saline solution, according to a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Isopropyl Alcohol Nasal Inhalation for Nausea in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial'). (2015-12-08)
Pancreatitis often caused by gallstones -- also statins increase risk
Idiopathic pancreatitis is often caused by small gallstones that are difficult to observe prior to surgery, shows a study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2015-12-07)
Study links Facebook connections, alcohol use in college-aged females
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and drug and alcohol use among college-aged females. (2015-12-07)
New FAU study finds 'Your friends were right! You did change after you started dating'
A new study conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and their collaborators put to test the hypothesis that adolescents become less similar to their friends and more similar to romantic partners after they start a new romantic relationship. (2015-12-02)
Inequalities in alcohol-related mortality in Europe
Alcohol-related conditions are an important contributing factor to the socioeconomic inequality in total mortality in many European countries, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2015-12-01)
Underage drinkers' brand preferences vary by race, age, BU study finds
Two beer brands -- Bud Light and Budweiser -- are uniformly popular among underage drinkers, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, while certain other brands appear to have a unique appeal to African-American youth drinkers, according to a new study headed by Boston University School of Public Health researchers. (2015-12-01)
University of Pittsburgh text message program effective at cutting binge drinking
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the first to show that such an intervention can successfully produce sustained reductions in alcohol consumption in young adults. (2015-11-24)
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