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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Alcohol Consumption in Valencia Rockets During Fallas

Feb. 8, 2016 — It is possible to measure the alcohol consumption of a given population based on the presence of a stable metabolite excreted in urine in wastewaters: ethyl sulphate. Now research is focused on the ... read more

Gambling Is Associated With 'Risk-Taking Behavior' in Young Teens, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian ... read more

Marijuana Survey Finds Medical Users More Likely to Consume Edibles and Vaporize

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new study provides some of the first evidence about patterns of marijuana use in states that have legalized medical marijuana. It finds that medical marijuana users are more likely to vaporize or ... read more

Weight Loss, Quitting Smoking and Giving Up Alcohol May Be Aided by Hormones from Our Guts

Jan. 15, 2016 — Scientists are investigating whether an infusion of gut hormones could help people to stop over-eating, quit smoking, or give up alcohol. In the study, volunteers will have three infusions of ... read more

'No-Buy' Lists Could Cut Kids' Exposure to Alcohol Ads

Jan. 13, 2016 — Young people's exposure to alcohol advertisements on television could be almost eliminated if companies used so-called 'no-buy' lists, according to a ... read more

No Easy Answers in Study of Legal Marijuana's Impact on Alcohol Use

Dec. 29, 2015 — Does legalization of marijuana lead pot users to drink more, or are they likely to substitute alcohol for weed? A new paper seeks to discover how changing marijuana laws affect the use of alcohol, ... read more

Meta-Analysis Finds Evidence for Nalmefene in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence Is Weak

Dec. 22, 2015 — Currently available evidence from randomized controlled trials does not support the use of nalmefene for harm reduction for people with alcohol dependence, according to a systematic review and ... read more

Almost Three-Quarters of Weekend Emergency Care Caseload Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Dec. 21, 2015 — Almost three-quarters of the weekend emergency care caseload is linked to excess alcohol intake, finds an activity analysis of one large inner city hospital in ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than previously thought, new research ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new American survey shows decreasing use of a number of substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, prescription opioid pain relievers, and synthetic cannabinoids ('synthetic marijuana'). ... read more

Males and Under 30 at Greatest Risk of Hospital Admission for Drug Related Poisonings

Dec. 16, 2015 — Poisonings from recreational drug and alcohol use account for 9 percent of all poisoning-related hospital admissions, says a new Australian study revealing that males and people under 30 are at ... read more

Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: New Canadian Guideline

Dec. 14, 2015 — Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is important to help children and adults, and their families, who have the disorder. A new Canadian guideline provides recommendations for diagnosing ... read more

Moderate Drinking Linked to Reduced Risk of Death in Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 11, 2015 — Drinking two to three units of alcohol every day is linked to a reduced risk of death among people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, finds new ... read more

Parents Have More Influence Than They Might Realize to Prevent Substance Use

Dec. 10, 2015 — Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. New research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their ... read more

Witnessing Drug Use Can Spur Immediate Antisocial Behavior by Teens

Dec. 9, 2015 — Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according to new findings. The risk is significantly greater for young ... read more

Students Report High Levels of Hazardous Drinking, Survey Finds

Dec. 9, 2015 — Canada's longest-running study of drug use among Ontario students in Grades 7-12 shows binge drinking remains high, e-cigarettes are used more often than cigarettes, and more than 25 percent of ... read more

Study Links Facebook Connections, Alcohol Use in College-Aged Females

Dec. 7, 2015 — Researchers have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and drug and alcohol use among college-aged ... read more

We Change After We Start Dating, Study Suggests

Dec. 2, 2015 — Researchers put to test the hypothesis that adolescents become less similar to their friends and more similar to romantic partners after they start a new romantic relationship. This first study to ... read more

Underage Drinkers' Brand Preferences Vary by Race, Age, Study Finds

Dec. 1, 2015 — Two beer brands -- Bud Light and Budweiser -- are uniformly popular among underage drinkers, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, while certain other brands appear to have a unique appeal to ... read more

Text Message Program Effective at Cutting Binge Drinking

Nov. 24, 2015 — A trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the first to show that such an intervention can successfully produce sustained reductions in alcohol consumption in ... read more

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