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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Polygamy and Alcohol Linked to Physical Abuse in African Marriages

Aug. 23, 2015 — African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose ... read more

Sport TV Exposing Children to Thousands of Alcohol-Advertisements Per Year

Aug. 11, 2015 — New research shows that children are being exposed to thousands of alcohol adverts when watching sport TV, questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to protect ... read more

Study Examines How, Why States Adopt Drunk Driving Laws

Aug. 10, 2015 — The severity of drunk driving within a state is not the most important predictor of whether states adopt new laws to restrict drunk driving -- nor is the political makeup of the state government. ... read more

Emergency Department Counseling Program Fails to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence or Heavy Drinking Among at-Risk Women

Aug. 7, 2015 — A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant ... read more

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

Web Interventions for Alcohol Misuse

Aug. 3, 2015 — Low-intensity electronic interventions may slightly reduce alcohol consumption among adults and college students, research suggests, but may be ineffective for reducing binge-drinking frequency and ... 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

Biomarkers Higher in Binge Drinkers

July 23, 2015 — A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study. The biomarker, called ... read more

Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to Addiction Resistance Uncovered

July 22, 2015 — A genetic variant leading to a single change in the amino acid sequence of a cell surface protein, the mu-opioid receptor, is associated with lower susceptibility to a variety of addictive behaviors ... read more

Questionnaire Beats Blood Test in Identifying at-Risk Drinking Among ER Patients

July 21, 2015 — Emergency room physicians treating patients with alcohol-related trauma can better identify those at risk of future drinking-related trauma with a 10-point questionnaire rather than the standard ... read more

'Housing First' Can Reduce Alcohol Problems for Homeless People With Mental Illness

July 15, 2015 — A 'Housing First' approach can reduce alcohol-related problems among homeless people with mental illness, a study ... read more

Rates of Drunk Driving Tied to State Alcohol Policies

July 15, 2015 — States with more restrictive alcohol policies and regulations have lower rates of self-reported drunk driving, according to a new ... read more

Jealousy in a Romantic Relationship Can Lead to Alcohol Problems

July 15, 2015 — Jealous people in low quality relationships are at higher risk of alcohol problems, suggests a new ... 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

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