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Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes
Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood. (2015-04-02)
Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart
The rapid rise in popularity of energy drinks, particularly among adolescents (aged 10-19 years) and young adults, has serious implications for cardiac health. (2015-04-01)
Restoring IL-17 may treat skin infections related to chronic alcohol consumption
Alcoholism takes a toll on every aspect of a person's life, including skin problems. (2015-03-31)
Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after increase in alcohol taxes
Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois. (2015-03-31)
Significant reduction seen in fatal car crashes after an increase in alcohol taxes
Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois. (2015-03-31)
Kids allowed to 'sip' alcohol may start drinking earlier
Children who get a taste of their parents' wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2015-03-31)
E-cigarettes are being accessed by teenagers who are both smokers and non-smokers
One in five teenagers in a large survey has accessed e-cigarettes, and of these, 16 percent have never otherwise smoked, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. (2015-03-30)
Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always
It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. (2015-03-27)
Study identifies low back pain risk factors
New research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, missed work, high medical costs and diminished life quality. (2015-03-25)
Public Health Responsibility Deal unlikely to be an effective response to alcohol harms
Harmful alcohol consumption in England is unlikely to be reduced by the Public Health Responsibility Deal because the majority of its interventions are ineffective, poorly reported or were already happening anyway, according to new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (2015-03-25)
Researchers find link between genetic variation and alcohol dependence
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol and others do not. (2015-03-24)
Legally high? Teenagers and prescription drug abuse
Legal drugs such as OxyContin now kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. (2015-03-24)
Interim report on UK alcohol industry's 'billion units pledge' is flawed say researchers
The Department of Health's interim evaluation of an alcohol industry pledge to remove one billion alcohol units from the market is flawed, argue researchers in The BMJ this week. (2015-03-24)
Researchers ID potential prognostic marker for recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
A new study provides the first evidence that the mediator complex subunit 15 (MED15) may play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). (2015-03-20)
Effect of smoking, alcohol on feeding tube duration in head/neck cancer patients
Current smoking and heavy alcohol consumption appear to be risk factors for prolonged use of a feeding tube in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. (2015-03-19)
Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won't let you?
If every new car had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, the US could avoid 85 percent of crash deaths attributable to alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes. (2015-03-19)
Traffic fatalities spike during spring break
Come spring break, college students from all over the country travel to warmer climates for time off from school and to escape the cold weather. (2015-03-18)
Socioeconomic status moderates genetic and environmental influences on alcohol use
A new study has examined genetic and environmental influences underlying alcohol use. (2015-03-17)
Identifying how drinking contexts and youth characteristics change over time
Certain contexts are associated with specific negative drinking-related outcomes. A new study examines associations between drinking contexts and youth characteristics over time. (2015-03-17)
Comparing the diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5 and ICD-10
Both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (ICD-10) have established diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorders. (2015-03-17)
Gender and race influences when teens start drinking, smoking and doing drugs
Cigarette use among white teenagers is substantially higher than among black and Hispanic teenagers, especially at 18 years old, according to Penn State researchers. (2015-03-11)
Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking
A new study identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. (2015-03-09)
IUPUI study: How alcohol hijacks brain's reward system
With the support of a $545,000 three-year grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are conducting research on how the brain's reward system -- the circuitry that helps regulate the body's ability to feel pleasure -- is hijacked by alcohol. (2015-03-06)
How drinking behavior changes through the years
In the UK, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men, according to research published in the open-access journal, BMC Medicine. (2015-03-05)
Educating college students on drinking risks can temporarily help lessen drinking behaviors
Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily. (2015-03-03)
Spouses of alcoholics can benefit from online help, study finds
Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list. (2015-03-03)
Alcohol screening and intervention for risky drinking: A guide for physicians
A new review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provides tips for physicians to help patients cut down on excessive alcohol use and is aimed at health care providers who are not addiction specialists. (2015-03-02)
Survey of teen dating violence among US high school students
A survey of US high school students suggests that 1 in 5 female students and 1 in 10 male students who date have experienced some form of teen dating violence during the past 12 months, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2015-03-02)
The more friends you drink with ... the more you drink
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction shows that alcohol consumption of individuals appears to increase with the number of friends in their drinking group. (2015-03-02)
Moderate coffee consumption lessens risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks
People who drink a moderate amount of coffee daily are less likely to develop clogged arteries that could lead to heart attacks, reveals research published online in Heart. (2015-03-02)
Study maps extroversion types in the brain's anatomy
Brown University scientists have mapped the similarities and the differences in the brain between the two different kinds of extroverts: 'Agentic' go-getters and 'affiliative' people persons. (2015-02-25)
Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. (2015-02-25)
Primary care residents unlikely to detect hazardous alcohol use
When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2015-02-24)
Small molecule might help reduce cancer in at-risk population, Stanford study finds
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that by changing the selectivity of an enzyme, a small molecule could potentially be used to decrease the likelihood of alcohol-related cancers in an at-risk population. (2015-02-23)
Sobering effect of the love hormone
Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Regensburg have found that giving drunken rats oxytocin counteracts its intoxicating effects. (2015-02-23)
A lower IQ has been linked to greater and riskier drinking among young adult men
Previous research has suggested a link between intelligence and various health outcomes. (2015-02-20)
Alcohol places Hispanics at a much greater risk of developing alcoholic liver disease
Alcoholic liver disease is a common liver ailment in the US that varies significantly by ethnicity. (2015-02-20)
In the YouTube universe, alcohol is funny, drinkers are attractive, consequences minimal
Media exposure to alcohol has been linked to negative alcohol-use consequences. (2015-02-20)
Intoxicated on YouTube
The 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views, with little portrayal of the negative outcomes of excessive alcohol consumption, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health. (2015-02-20)
Cyberbullying linked to 6-fold increase in depression among female college students
More than 1 in 4 females have experienced cyberbullying in college, increasing their risk for depression. (2015-02-19)
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