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More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care
New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. (2019-07-22)
Marijuana use may not make parents more 'chill'
Sorry, marijuana moms and dads: Using pot may not make you a more relaxed parent, at least when it comes to how you discipline your children. (2019-07-17)
Legalized recreational marijuana a substitute for alcohol, but not tobacco
The recent wave of recreational cannabis legalization across the US could generate $22 billion in sales per year, but not everyone is happy about it. (2019-07-17)
Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia
Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. (2019-07-14)
Food and alcohol reduce activity in 'hunger neurons' via different brain pathways
How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards -- food and alcohol -- to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. (2019-07-09)
Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life
Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-08)
Ignoring cues for alcohol and fast food is hard -- but is it out of our control?
A UNSW psychology experiment has shown why it can be so hard to direct our attention away from cues that might lead to behavior we'd like to avoid, like drinking alcohol and eating unhealthy food. (2019-07-08)
Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse, more sexual partners
A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the US has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. (2019-07-08)
One in 10 UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent
A new review of evidence from the UK has found high levels of alcohol dependence among hospital inpatients. (2019-07-03)
Brain imaging may help identify teens at risk of increasing alcohol use
Teenagers with large amounts of grey matter in the brain at age 14 are more likely to increase their alcohol use over the next five years, according to a whole brain imaging study reported today in eLife. (2019-07-02)
Unraveling the brain's reward circuits
Food, alcohol, and certain drugs all act to reduce the activity of hunger neurons and to release reward signals in the brain, but alcohol and drugs rely on a different pathway than does food, according to a new study led by University of Pennsylvania biologists. (2019-07-02)
Alcohol causes significant harm to those other than the drinker
Each year, one in five US adults -- an estimated 53 million people -- experience harm because of someone else's drinking, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2019-07-01)
Alcohol and pregnancy policies: Birth outcomes & prenatal care use by race
This research examines whether effects of alcohol/pregnancy policies vary by race. (2019-07-01)
Study highlights need for integrated healthcare for the homeless
A University of Birmingham study has found alarming evidence of severe mental health problems, substance dependence and alcohol misuse amongst homeless population. (2019-07-01)
Preconceptional and prenatal exposure to paternal smoking affects semen quality of adult sons
The adverse effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy is well established and associated with several negative neonatal outcomes (such as low birth weight and preterm birth). (2019-06-25)
Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit
The research adds weight to calls for a lowered alcohol limit for drivers. (2019-06-21)
Study finds alcohol and tobacco appear frequently in UK reality television
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British reality television shows. (2019-06-18)
Alcohol advertisements influence intentions to intervene in sexual assault situations
College students who viewed alcohol advertisements that included objectified images of women were less likely than others to report intentions to intervene in alcohol-facilitated sexual assault situations. (2019-06-18)
Collegiate affirmative action bans tied to rise in smoking among minority high schoolers
College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. (2019-06-18)
Women's awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk is poor
Women's awareness of alcohol's role in boosting breast cancer risk is poor, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-06-18)
High-density of alcohol outlets and advertising affect youth drinking
Alcohol use among Tanzanian youth is rising and the high density of alcohol selling outlets and alcohol advertisements coupled with low enforcement of minimum drinking age laws are likely facilitating this uptick. (2019-06-12)
Low-priced alcopops pose high risk especially for youth, new study recommends regulation
A new study led by Dr. Matthew Rossheim in George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that Four Loko -- the brand of supersized alcopop most commonly consumed by underage drinkers -- is among the cheapest ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages available in the United States. (2019-06-12)
An unnatural way to make natural products
Researchers have developed an innovative new process for synthesizing isoprenoids, which are chemical compounds used in countless pharmaceutical and consumer products. (2019-06-11)
Parents' lenient attitudes towards drinking linked to greater alcohol use among children
Children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking, finds a study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. (2019-06-11)
Drinking alcohol even at conception damages placenta development
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have disastrous consequences for the developing fetus, leading to low birth weight and fetal alcohol syndrome. (2019-06-10)
Weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public. (2019-06-07)
LGBT-identifying females are at increased risk of substance use in early adolescence
Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13, suggesting early adolescence is a critical period for prevention and intervention efforts. (2019-06-06)
State alcohol policies may affect aggression- and driving-related harms from someone else's drinking
New research published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that state alcohol policies may be effective in reducing aggression-related and driving-related harms due to other drinkers, mainly in younger adults. (2019-06-05)
Potential novel biomarker for alcohol dependence
Specific molecules (small noncoding microRNAs or miRNAs) found in saliva may be able to predict alcohol dependence as biomarkers. (2019-05-29)
GWAS identifies new risk loci for harmful alcohol use
A genome-wide association study has identified five new genetic risk loci that can pass on risk for harmful alcohol use from parents to children, and confirmed one previously identified risk locus. (2019-05-28)
Young carers' futures look bleak without flexible school support
Young Australians providing care for family members with mental illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions are struggling to keep up with their studies, according to new research. (2019-05-28)
Long-term health effects of armed conflict could last years after bombs stop falling
Living in a warzone is linked with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among civilians, even years after the conflict ends, a study has found. (2019-05-28)
Cocktails with Cleopatra?
A team of scientists from Hebrew University, Israel's Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University create ancient alcohol from ancient yeast. (2019-05-22)
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV & alcohol outcomes
Increasing the intensity of treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) over time improves alcohol-related outcomes among people with HIV, according to new clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-05-17)
'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV
People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a Yale-led study. (2019-05-17)
Concerns as MPs' links to organization backed by tobacco industry revealed
No fewer than 25 serving Conservative MPs, including several leadership candidates, are connected to an organization part-funded by the tobacco industry and responsible for a series of attacks on public health initiatives, reveals an investigation by The BMJ. (2019-05-15)
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents at elevated risk for engaging in polysubstance use
In a new study among adolescents in the United States, lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents were more likely than heterosexual adolescents to be polysubstance users versus non-users across multiple classes of use: experimental users, marijuana-alcohol users, tobacco-alcohol users, medium-frequency three-substance users, and high-frequency three-substance users. (2019-05-07)
The Lancet:Targets to reduce harmful alcohol use are likely to be missed as global alcohol intake increases
Increasing rates of alcohol use suggest that the world is not on track to achieve targets against harmful alcohol use, according to a study of 189 countries' alcohol intake between 1990-2017 and estimated intake up to 2030, published in The Lancet. (2019-05-07)
Bullying among adolescents hurts both the victims and the perpetrators
About a tenth of adolescents across the globe have been the victim of psychological or physical violence from their classmates. (2019-05-06)
Why you love coffee and beer
Why do you swig bitter, dark roast coffee while your coworker guzzles sweet cola? (2019-05-02)
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