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Rise in stranger homicides not linked to mental illness
Stranger homicides have increased, but this is not the result of homicides committed by mentally ill people and the (2004-03-25)
Most babies born to mums on methadone exposed to several illicit drugs in womb
Most babies born to drug addicted mums on methadone maintenance are exposed to several other drugs while in the womb, and half are additionally exposed to excess alcohol, reveal the results of a small study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition. (2013-07-08)
UCLA researchers discover how drug binds to neurons to stop drunken symptoms of alcohol
UCLA researchers have discovered how an alcohol antidote drug binds to specific receptors on neurons to stop the drunken behavioral symptoms of alcohol. (2006-05-08)
Safety issue revealed as 1 in 20 Australian workers admits to drinking at work
A national survey has found that more than one in twenty Australian workers report using alcohol while at work or just before work, and more than one in fifty report taking drugs during or just before work. (2011-06-27)
Patients with alcohol and drug use disorders more likely to have personality disorders
The prevalence of personality disorders among patients with alcohol and drug use disorders is significant in the United States population, according to an article in the April issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-04-05)
Latest findings on how alcohol impairs the immune system
On Nov. 22, leading alcohol researchers from the United States and Europe will present the latest findings on how alcohol impairs the immune system. (2013-11-20)
New figures highlight trends in drug and alcohol misuse
New figures published by Dr Foster in this week's BMJ outline drug and alcohol related harm in the population of England. (2005-01-13)
Call to change concept of harm reduction in alcohol policy
A new policy paper by a University of York academic calls for limits on the influence of the drinks industry in shaping alcohol policy because it has a 'fundamental conflict of interest'. (2014-12-09)
Weak evidence for prescribed alcohol drug, say scientists
A drug being used to treat alcohol problems in the UK was licensed for use despite insufficient evidence to prove its effectiveness, new research led by the University of Stirling has found. (2016-06-06)
Pitt Researchers Link Trauma With Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
The majority of adolescents with alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse may have been exposed to traumatic events such as physical violence or sexual abuse, say researchers at the Pittsburgh Adolescent Alcohol Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. (1997-11-25)
Policy changes are needed to address over-consumption
Although the major objective of the liquor, food and associated industries is to optimise profits, that is, to sell as much food and alcohol as possible, their success can create serious health risks and burdens for consumers. (2017-03-31)
Gender differences in risk pathways for adolescent substance abuse and early adult alcoholism
According to a recent Finnish study, boys and girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may differ from each other in their vulnerability to substance use problems. (2011-06-10)
Adolescent exposure to drugs, alcohol fuels use in adulthood
Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s. (2016-07-29)
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)
Alcohol-related behavior changes -- blame your immune system
When you think about your immune system, you probably think about it fighting off a cold. (2011-09-28)
No evidence that hangover cures work
No compelling evidence exists to suggest that any complementary or conventional intervention is effective for treating or preventing alcohol hangover, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2005-12-22)
1 in 3 drivers under 'the limit' for alcohol still test positive for drugs
One in three drivers suspected of driving while (2006-12-13)
Top doctor backs BMA's call to ban alcohol advertising
The BMA's call to ban alcohol advertising because of its damaging effects on young people is (2009-09-10)
1 drug may help people both lay down the drink and put out the cigarette
A popular smoking cessation drug dramatically reduced the amount a heavy drinker will consume, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. (2009-03-02)
Substance abuse diagnostic test for teens can also predict high risk sexual behavior
Alcohol and drug use are known contributors to adolescents engaging in dangerous sexual activity. (2009-10-16)
Early childhood behavior predicts adolescent alcohol and drug use
Children's ability to control their behavior and to adapt their self-control to external demands has been found to predict the onset of alcohol and illicit drug use in adolescence. (2006-07-13)
Intoxication important in determining when some men commit sexual aggression
A new review article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review assesses the extent to which alcohol plays a causal role in sexual assault perpetration. (2011-09-07)
Alcohol consumption linked to lower disability in patients with chronic pain
In a study of 2,239 individuals with chronic widespread pain, the key feature of fibromyalgia, those who regularly consumed alcohol had lower levels of disability than those who never or rarely drank. (2015-07-20)
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)
Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship
New research from the University of Manchester and Monash University shows a link between alcohol sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK athletes. (2014-07-02)
Mutation stops worms from getting drunk
Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. (2014-07-15)
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)
Cannabis almost doubles risk of fatal crashes
Driving under the influence of cannabis almost doubles the risk of a fatal road crash, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-12-01)
The dangers of driving after restricted sleep and moderate alcohol intake
In a recent study, combining moderate alcohol consumption (within legal limits for driving) and moderate sleep restriction led to greater drowsiness and increased deficits in attention, compared with either sleep restriction or alcohol intake alone. (2017-07-19)
Drunk behavior -- a question of immunity
University of Adelaide researchers have found that immune cells in your brain may contribute to how you respond to alcohol. (2011-09-29)
Women involved in leisure activities drink less alcohol
Women who are satisfied with everyday life and are involved in leisure activities rarely have problems with alcohol, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-02-07)
Traffic safety, alcohol and drugs
In August 2010, researchers and experts on drugs, alcohol and medicines will take part in the T2010 conference, the tri-annual meeting of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety. (2010-05-20)
Alcohol damages much more than the liver
Alcohol does much more harm to the body than just damaging the liver. (2010-11-11)
Top doctors call for tougher measures to reduce alcohol-related harm
Doctors writing in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ call on the government to introduce tougher measures to reduce alcohol related harm. (2007-12-20)
Drug crash link revealed
A new Australian study has revealed a worrying trend between tranquillisers and being at fault in road crashes. (2002-03-25)
Random drug testing not reliable in keeping teen athletes from using
Random drug and alcohol testing does not reliably keep student-athletes from using. (2007-10-18)
Doubling of deaths from alcoholic liver disease - drug abuse during 1970s and 1980s may explain why
Middle-aged men could be at increased risk of death from liver disease, as a result of illicit intravenous drug use during the 1970s and 1980s, according to a study published today. (2002-07-31)
Research offers hope for alcoholics
Scientists at Melbourne's Howard Florey Institute have discovered a system in the brain that stops an alcoholic's craving for alcohol, as well as prevent relapse once they have recovered from alcohol addiction. (2006-12-12)
Underage drinking among close friends high indicator of future alcohol use by black teens
Research led by University of Southern California professor Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D., shows that black middle school students whose close friends drink alcohol are more likely to drink alcohol in high school than their white classmates. (2011-10-31)
QUT leads world-first new treatment for alcohol addictions
World-first research led by Queensland University of Technology has found an FDA-approved beta blocker could be the answer in treating alcohol addiction. (2016-04-13)
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