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May 31, 2016

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May 26, 2016 — The rise and fall of alcohol-related mortality in Scotland is partly due to changes in affordability, according to recent ... read more

New Brain-Training Tool to Help People Cut Drinking

May 19, 2016 — An online exercise featured in the first episode of BBC One’s ‘Lose Weight for Love’ is now available to the public for free to help people who want to cut down on ... read more

Gene and Tonic: Genetic Link in Binge-Drinking Teens

May 12, 2016 — Scientists have identified the KALRN gene in a search to determine factors at play in underage alcohol ... read more

Many Patients Abusing Drugs, Alcohol Are Self-Medicating Chronic Pain

May 9, 2016 — With opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse considered one of the biggest public health threats of our time in the US, many are asking why so many Americans are struggling with addiction to ... read more

Alcohol Makes You Momentarily Happier but Not More Satisfied

May 4, 2016 — Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol -- but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with ... read more

Alcohol Brand Placement on TV Linked With Teens' Brand Preferences and Drinking Behaviors

Apr. 30, 2016 — While tobacco companies have not been allowed to buy product placement in television shows since 2000, alcohol brands continue to self-regulate their marketing in media. But new research shows how ... read more

Legalization of Marijuana in Washington Had No Effect on Teens' Access to Drug

Apr. 30, 2016 — Despite concerns that legalizing marijuana use for adults would make it easier for adolescents to get ahold of it, a new study in Washington State shows that teens find it no easier now than before ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics' brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive ... read more

Analyzing the Psyche of Risky Drivers

Apr. 28, 2016 — Road crashes are the world's leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate ... read more

Chronic Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Make It Harder to Quit Smoking

Apr. 28, 2016 — Chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be a contributing factor to poor smoking cessation rates in smokers addicted to ... read more

One-Fifth of Young Drinkers Report Consuming 'Jello Shots,'study Finds

Apr. 27, 2016 — About one in five underage youths reported consuming alcoholic jello shots in the past 30 days, and those youths were more likely to binge drink, consume more alcohol, and to have been involved in ... read more

Researchers Find Brain Circuit That Controls Binge Drinking

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than ... read more

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts: The Last Five Years of Research

Apr. 25, 2016 — Alcohol-induced blackouts, defined as memory loss of all or a portion of events that occurred during a drinking episode, are reported by approximately 50 percent of drinkers, and are associated with ... read more

Alcohol Availability Affects Local Crime Patterns

Apr. 25, 2016 — Restrictions on alcohol availability may be an important crime-control policy, given that alcohol availability appears to influence crime by increasing consumption and alcohol-induced impulsivity. In ... read more

Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Need to Be Expanded Throughout the U.S.

Apr. 25, 2016 — Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2012, 184,000 young drivers were injured in MVCs, and 23 percent of young drivers (15 - 20 years old) involved in ... read more

Using 'Heavy Drinking Days' to Measure Treatment Effectiveness

Apr. 25, 2016 — One of the challenges in evaluating the effectiveness of alcohol treatment is determining what constitutes a “good” outcome or meaningful improvement. While abstinence at the end of treatment is ... read more

Critical to Screen Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Hearing Impairment

Apr. 22, 2016 — The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors ... read more

New Research Reveals Surprising Insight Into British Drinking Culture

Apr. 19, 2016 — New research into the UK's alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain's drinking culture. Almost half of all drinking occasions are moderate, relaxed and take place in ... read more

Religious Rhetoric Not Helpful in Anti-Alcohol Messages

Apr. 19, 2016 — Does including a religious message in a public service announcement warning of the dangers of alcohol use make a difference to the viewer, especially if that person lives in a Middle Eastern country ... read more

World-First New Treatment for Alcohol Addictions

Apr. 14, 2016 — An FDA-approved beta blocker could be the answer in treating alcohol addiction, researchers report. Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8 percent of deaths worldwide, authors ... read more

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