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August 5, 2015

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August 5, 2015

Emergency Department Intervention Does Not Reduce Heavy Drinking or Partner Violence

Aug. 4, 2015 — A brief motivational intervention delivered during an emergency department visit did not improve outcomes for women with heavy drinking involved in abusive relationships, according to a ... read more

Analysis of Post Deployment Health Assessment Forms Indicates Risks of Alcohol Abuse Among Service Members Returning from Deployment

July 31, 2015 — An analysis of responses to questionnaires administered to U.S. active component service members who had returned from deployment during a 7-year surveillance period found that 3.4 percent and 4.8 ... read more

Baby's First Stool Can Alert Doctors to Future Cognitive Issues

July 13, 2015 — A newborn's first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters found in the meconium (a newborn's first ... read more

Mother's Diet Affects Offspring Alcohol and Nicotine Use in Lab Animal Study

July 7, 2015 — A study in rats suggests that a mother's consumption of a fat-rich diet during pregnancy increases her offspring's risk of a combined alcohol and nicotine abuse in ... read more

Marijuana Users Substitute Alcohol at 21

July 7, 2015 — A recent study looked at marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24. It's probably not surprising that the results show a drastic increase in alcohol consumption in people ... read more

New Smartphone App Warns Drinkers If They Go Over Recommended Daily/weekly Units

July 7, 2015 — A new smartphone app warns drinkers if they go over the recommended maximum daily/weekly units of alcohol, to help them better manage their intake, researchers ... read more

June 30, 2015 — The first study of its kind measuring the brain's role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain's response to ... read more

Could 'Virtual Reality' Treat Alcoholism?

June 24, 2015 — A form of 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests. The findings come from a small study of just 10 patients. ... read more

What's the Impact of Marijuana on Driving?

June 23, 2015 — Drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently, a new study has found. However, the cocktail of alcohol and ... read more

Public Divided on Heart Benefits from Alcohol Consumption

June 16, 2015 — In one of the first published studies using data from the Health eHeart Study, researchers have found that people are divided on the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption. And, those who do ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Adults across the country share the same top concern about the new alcohol-on-the-go product: potential misuse among underage youth. Packaged in travel-friendly pouches, powdered alcohol will be ... read more

College Students Who Binge Drink Have More Delayed Sleep Timing, Variable Sleep Schedules

June 11, 2015 — A new study suggests that students who initiate and/or continue drinking and engage in binge drinking in college have more delayed sleep timing and more variable sleep ... read more

Sleep Problems and Energy Product Use Associated With Increased Alcohol Use in Teens

June 10, 2015 — A new study suggest sleep problems and energy product use are associated with increased alcohol use in teens, even after controlling for sociodemographics and mental ... read more

Alcohol Use Disorder Is Widespread, Often Untreated in the United States

June 3, 2015 — Alcohol use disorder as defined by a new diagnostic classification was widespread and often untreated in the United States, with a lifetime prevalence of 29.1 percent but only 19.8 percent of adults ... read more

Study Explores Reasons Behind Alcohol Abuse in Non-Heterosexual Women

June 1, 2015 — Non-heterosexual women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves may have a higher risk of alcohol abuse, according to a new ... read more

Teen Drinking Countered by Laws That Curb Adult Binge Drinking

June 1, 2015 — A new study reveals that US states with stronger alcohol policies have lower rates of youth overall drinking and binge drinking. The study's results further suggest that the link is largely a ... read more

Restricting Firearms Access for People Who Misuse Alcohol May Prevent Violence

May 29, 2015 — Restricting access to firearms for people who misuse alcohol could prevent firearm violence, but policies that more clearly define alcohol misuse should be developed to facilitate enforcement, ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of ... read more

Raising a Glass to the Holidays: Research Finds Extra Alcohol Sold, Consumed on Holidays

May 21, 2015 — Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. ... read more

The Dark Side of the 'Love Hormone:' Similarities With the Effects of Alcohol

May 19, 2015 — Significant similarities have been highlighted by researchers between the behavioral effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research team warns that the oft-used nickname hides the darker side of ... read more

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