A new study has found that more young adults in England, aged between 16 and 24 are turning away from alcohol consumption and this has made the current generation one of the most sober in recent times. The study was published in the recent issue of the journal BMC Public Health. Image Credit: milias1987 / […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers with the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Sciences University found that a history of binge drinking made male and female mice react differently to traumatic stress. The research may help scientists understand why men and women seem to handle both alcohol and stress differently. The results were published in […]Continue Reading ...
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is not caused by significant alcohol consumption, has become the most common liver disease in the United States and comprises more than two thirds of patients with chronic liver disease. In a Hepatology study of patients with NAFLD, modest alcohol consumption was associated with a 36% decreased risk of […]Continue Reading ...
A Psychology and Neuroscience team of the University of Valencia has defined the specific neuropsychological profile of men with a history of violence against women in couple relationships who show several patterns of alcohol consumption. The study, published in Alcohol magazine, seeks to facilitate adherence to treatment, as well as the detection of the chances […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 25 2018 Countries engaged in the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on NCDs are urged to enact lifesaving policies Alcohol is a leading contributor to death and disability worldwide, but governments haven’t responded to the issue with the attention, resources and action this urgent issue requires, says “Trouble Brewing,” a new report from global […]Continue Reading ...
Underage drinking is a concern all over the country. Among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, there are especially serious issues: alcohol use and heavy drinking at an early age increase risks for lifetime alcohol problems, and American Indians and Native Alaskans have reported younger onsets than other groups. A recent study by the Prevention […]Continue Reading ...
Results from a recent analysis reveal that the availability of alcohol associated with turning 21 years old may have relatively large effects on risky behaviors, especially in men. The findings are published in Contemporary Economic Policy. The analysis of national survey data from the Add Health (a school-based study of the health-related behaviors of adolescents […]Continue Reading ...
The effects of a heavy drinking session on our thoughts and performance may last longer we think, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Addiction from psychologists at the University of Bath, highlight that impairments in cognition seen when individuals are drunk are still present the day after, when there little […]Continue Reading ...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) affects approximately 1 in 20 children in the United States. These catastrophic and irreversible disorders are entirely preventable if no alcohol is used during pregnancy. Reducing the incidence of FASD is a vital public health goal which highlights the need for public health interventions to specifically address alcohol use among […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alcoholism and depression often go hand-in-hand. According to studies, alcoholism has risen sharply in the 2000s, to the point that one such study suggests that one in eight people meet the criteria as an alcoholic. And depression affects many of the 140 million people worldwide struggling with alcohol use disorders. Only […]Continue Reading ...
Pacific Islanders, who trace their roots to the native peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, and other Pacific Islands, make up the third-fastest-growing racial group in the United States. But they may be the most underresearched. From what little is known about Pacific Islander behavioral health, alcohol appears to be a common substance of abuse among […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 24 2018 Employment, relationships key to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction Successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction through attending a residential treatment program means more to the person than just staying clean and sober, an Australian-first study has found. While a significant body of research has shown that the length of time […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Sorry, new moms, although you’ve already waited at least nine months, it’s not time for a glass of wine just yet: New research suggests it might be best for baby’s brain to wait until you’ve stopped breast-feeding. That’s because exposure to alcohol in breast milk was linked to a reduction in thinking and reasoning skills […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 27 2018 By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD Driving under the influence of alcohol may not be a good idea because one is not in control. A new study has shown that that driving with a hangover is also not a good idea. Researchers have found that the cognitive impairment that is caused by alcohol […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 22 2018 Heavy alcohol drinkers attempt to acquire alcohol despite the threat of a negative consequence more so than light drinkers, a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging has found, and this behavior is associated with unique activation of brain circuitry in heavy drinkers. The findings provide evidence for a “compulsivity circuit” […]Continue Reading ...
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