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Miscarriage risk increases each week alcohol is used in early pregnancy
Each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers. (2020-08-10)
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life, experts say. (2020-07-30)
Study: COVID-19 pandemic has negatively influenced subjective well-being
The COVID-19 pandemic has also affected many people's subjective well-being. (2020-07-28)
Link confirmed between a healthy diet and prostate cancer prevention
Using data from a study conducted in Montreal between 2005 and 2012, a research team led by Professor Marie-Élise Parent of Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has shown a link between diet and prostate cancer in the article ''Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Risk of Prostate Cancer in a Population-Based Case-Control Study in Montreal, Canada'', published in Nutrients in June. (2020-07-27)
Alcohol abuse may raise risk of death in patients with abnormal heart rhythms
Among patients hospitalized with abnormal heart rhythms, those with alcohol abuse were 72% more likely to die before being discharged. (2020-07-27)
Sweet coolers a gateway to increased alcohol consumption
Sweetened alcoholic beverages can promote harmful alcohol consumption among teens, new University of Guelph research finds. (2020-07-22)
The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction
The activation of the immune system could eventually perpetuate some of the deleterious effects of alcohol, like addiction. (2020-07-21)
Concerns over police head injuries
Head injuries may be worryingly common among police officers, according to a new pilot study led by the University of Exeter. (2020-07-20)
Rats' brain activity reveals their alcohol preference
The brain's response to alcohol varies based on individual preferences, according to new research in rats published in eNeuro. (2020-07-13)
Autoclaving, alcohol not the best options for disinfecting, reusing face masks
Two widely available sterilization methods to clean disposable surgical masks and N95 respirators may not be the best options for hospitals needing to extend the life of personal protective equipment. (2020-07-13)
Context matters: Neighborhood factors associated with heavier drinking
People in wealthier neighborhoods drink alcohol twice as frequently as people in poorer areas, suggests a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. (2020-07-12)
Sobering reminder about liver disease
Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socialising in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn. (2020-07-10)
Study reveals science behind traditional mezcal-making technique
Researchers reveal for the first time why bubbles are a good gauge of alcohol content in mezcal, a traditional Mexican spirit. (2020-07-07)
Early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behavior by those with higher genetic risk
Getting married early in life may increase the risk of problematic drinking behavior among people who are genetically predisposed to drink more, according to a forthcoming study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. (2020-07-02)
Growing numbers of alcohol related hospital admissions linked to local spending cuts
A new study by King's College London has shown an association between increases in alcohol related hospital admissions and decreases in spending on alcohol services since they came under the responsibility of local authorities in 2012. (2020-07-01)
Light drinking may protect brain function
Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. (2020-06-30)
Novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant discovered
Mount Sinai neuroscience researchers discover a novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant. (2020-06-30)
Turning alcohol into key ingredients for new medicines
Chemists have found a way to turn alcohol into amino acids, the building blocks of life. (2020-06-24)
UBC study identifies social and behavioral factors most closely associated with dying
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in this study. (2020-06-22)
Resounding yes to message on a bottle
A new study examining the levels of support of various alcohol control policies across seven countries including Australia, has found broad support for the proposition that alcohol products should carry pregnancy health warnings. (2020-06-19)
Even 'low-risk' drinking can be harmful
It's not just heavy drinking that's a problem -- even consuming alcohol within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalization and death, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2020-06-15)
BU study: Alcohol taxes have never been lower
Inflation has reduced American alcohol tax rates by 70% since 1933, according to a new study from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2020-06-15)
Substandard hand sanitizers readily available on market, confirm pharmacists
AN INTERNATIONAL team of pharmacy experts has researched the effectiveness of hand sanitisers in the fight against CoViD-19 and warned the public to beware of sub-standard products. (2020-06-11)
Cannabis poisonings in children linked with drinking and illicit drug use
Most cannabis poisoning incidents involving children resulted from the intentional use of cannabis combined with alcohol, illicit drugs and/or medication, new research suggests. (2020-06-10)
American Cancer Society updates diet and physical activity guideline for cancer prevention
The American Cancer Society updated guideline for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention increases recommended levels of physical activity and have an increased emphasis on reducing the consumption of processed and red meat, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed foods, and alcohol. (2020-06-09)
Researchers put a price tag on alcohol use
Alcohol use disorders are associated with high social welfare and health care costs -- but what causes them? (2020-06-09)
New alcohol genes uncovered
Do you have what is known as problematic alcohol use? (2020-06-04)
Women are not more likely to die of cirrhosis than men, despite fewer liver transplants
Prior studies suggested women might have higher mortality of cirrhosis of the liver than men. (2020-06-04)
Mass general model projects sharp rise in alcohol-related liver disease
A new analysis by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Georgia Tech indicates that cases of alcohol-related liver disease will rise dramatically in the coming years without drastic steps to reduce high-risk drinking rates. (2020-06-03)
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-06-01)
Estrogen's role in the sex differences of alcohol abuse
Fluctuating estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice, according to new research in JNeurosci. (2020-06-01)
Does estrogen influence alcohol use disorder?
A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice. (2020-06-01)
Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-05-28)
An imbalance of electrons in the liver may be a common risk factor for disease
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered an unexpected connection between an imbalance of electrons in liver cells and many metabolic problems that increase the risk for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease. (2020-05-28)
A new potential target for the treatment of alcohol-withdrawal induced depression
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered that alcohol withdrawal impacts somatostatin neurons in key brain regions associated with emotional processing and addiction. (2020-05-27)
Up to 60% of students in some schools vaped in past month
Vaping is most heavily concentrated in US schools with a higher proportion of white students, schools in the South and West, and schools where more students smoke cigarettes, a new University of Michigan study shows. (2020-05-26)
Problems with alcohol? 29 gene variants may explain why
A genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people has identified 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues report May 25 in the journal Nature Neuroscience. (2020-05-25)
Reducing neighborhood crime: Place management of alcohol outlets
Recent research suggests that neighborhood crime may be reduced by enhancing 'place management' resources in and around off-premise alcohol sales outlets, particularly at small and independent stores. (2020-05-25)
Tackling alcohol harms must be an integral part of the nation's recovery from COVID-19
As the UK and most other countries went into lockdown, the need to save lives from the coronavirus rightly took priority over longer term health issues. (2020-05-20)
Exposure to TV alcohol ads linked to drinking behavior
New research from Cornell University shows the more alcohol ads someone was exposed to, the more likely they were to report consuming at least one alcoholic drink in the previous month. (2020-05-19)
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