August 14, 2018 A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. Many people mix energy drinks with alcohol to counteract the sedative nature of alcohol, tricking users into feeling more awake and less drunk than they really are. However, when researchers […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. The consequences can be severe, with heavy drinking associated with increased liver disease, greater engagement in risky sexual behavior, lower adherence to antiretroviral therapy and greater risk of death. […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Alcohol use disorders can have devastating effects on a person’s health, relationships and finances. Yet for some, the feeling they get when taking a drink temporarily outweighs these other concerns. Now, researchers have developed a new drug that could dampen alcohol’s effects on the brain’s “reward system,” causing rats to self-administer the […]Continue Reading ...
A new review published online today in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 Alcohol increases the mortality of young but not old mice infected with the tuberculosis-causing bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), and this effect is mediated by the production of a protein called interferon-alpha (IFN-α). The study, led by Deepak Tripathi of the University of Texas Health Science Center, will be published August 2 in […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJuly 31, 2018 According to a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, quite a few breast feeding women are not abstaining from alcohol and are thus causing exposure of their babies to alcohol. They write in their study that children who are exposed to alcohol in the breast […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. In a new Andrology study, moderate alcohol intake was linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count. In the study of 323 men patients, 9.6% were abstainers, 30.0% drankContinue Reading ...
July 5, 2018 A new Aggressive Behavior study has examined alcohol’s “in the moment” effects on sexual aggression, or the acute effects of alcohol on men’s decisions about how to respond to sexual refusals in a dating simulation. In the study, 62 men in their 20s were randomly assigned to consume alcohol (target breath alcohol […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. The consequences can be severe, with heavy drinking associated with increased liver disease, greater engagement in risky sexual behavior, lower adherence to antiretroviral therapy and greater risk of […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 Increasing taxes on alcohol is one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing the harms caused by alcohol consumption, according to research in the new issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Restrictions on alcohol advertising and hours of sale are also a “best buy” when it comes to […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDAugust 5, 2018 A new study shows that abstinence from alcohol is linked to dementia. The study titled, “Alcohol consumption and risk of dementia: 23 year follow-up of Whitehall II cohort study,” results appear in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal. Image Credit: Lightspring / Shutterstock The main objective […]Continue Reading ...
What is a blood alcohol test? A blood alcohol test measures the level of Alcohol in your blood. Most people are more familiar with the breathalyzer, a test often used by police officers on people suspected of drunk driving. While a breathalyzer gives fast results, it is not as accurate as measuring alcohol in the […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 An important part of communication is non-verbal. Most people who engage in social interactions recognize a range of emotional states reflected in other people’s facial expressions, body postures, and/or tone of voice. Alcoholism has been linked to difficulties in perceiving and processing emotions expressed in these non-verbal cues. This study examined whether […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 Hormones that signal the body’s state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. That is the consensus of an expert panel convened this week at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study Ingestive Behavior, the leading international research conference on food […]Continue Reading ...
June 28, 2018 Alcohol abuse is among the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 88,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That total is higher than the combined death tolls of HIV/AIDS, gun violence and car crashes. Despite this, current medications are not highly effective […]Continue Reading ...
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