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Response to alcohol can indicate future outcomes in people with prior alcoholism, says study

The alcohol response of a person with a history of alcoholism can indicate the future outcomes, says a recent study by researchers from the University of California San Diego. According to the study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, a higher-than-expected rate of problematic drinking among the elderly could be indicative of […]

Soon, UK researchers to test MDMA for alcoholism treatment
Posted in Alcohol

Recognizing the increasing need to identify treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD), researchers from the Imperial College, London, plan to start clinical trials to study the role of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, also known as MDMA, Molly or ecstasy in AUD treatment. The trial is based on the hypothesis that a few doses of the drug, along with […]

Division I Council says yes to sale of alcohol at NCAA championship events
Posted in Alcohol

In a move that would bring a cheer on the faces of students, the Division I Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently gave its nod for the sale of alcoholic drinks at Division I Championships event. However, in spite of the approval, the final decision will be taken after the closure of […]

DJ Avicii dies; battled stress, anxiety and other health issues

The death of DJ Avicii is a big blow to the electronic dance music (EDM) community that revered the artist for giving his fans worldwide hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels”. Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman on the afternoon of April 20, 2018, where he was on a holiday. A day before […]

Now, microchip can routinely monitor blood alcohol level in body, says study
Posted in Alcohol

The alcohol level in the body can be measured in myriad ways – multiple urine tests, using breath analyzers, trendy alcohol-monitoring bracelets and tattoo-based sensors. As the number of alcohol-related fatalities and consumption levels are rising, researchers are constantly working to develop accurate monitoring devices to monitor individuals with heavy drinking habit or enrolled in […]

National Alcohol Screening Day: Get motivation from Leslie Jamison’s ‘recovery memoirs’
Posted in Alcohol

American novelist, essayist and former columnist for The New York Times Book Review Leslie Jamison was a shy and quiet kid who grew up feeling ignored. The word “quiet” shadowed her every move. But she soon realized the two things that released her from shyness and gave her an identity that was not “entirely censored” […]

Intravenous stem-cell treatment possible cure for alcoholism
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol

A leading cause of morbidity and premature mortality worldwide, excessive alcohol consumption accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age American adults (aged 20-64 years). While treatment for alcoholism has been sought for decades, a new research claims to use intravenous stem-cell treatment in treating alcohol addiction. In a breakthrough research published in Scientific Reports […]

10 ways alcohol can worsen depression
Posted in Alcohol

People usually consume alcohol to unwind and get rejuvenated without realizing that it could actually become a reason for low mood and depression. In case one is already depressed, alcohol might be elevating the symptoms. If one is experiencing negative mood after regular drinking sessions, the mental state might be declining. Here are some ways […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Widespread bias in alcohol screening post TBI, says study
Posted in Alcohol

Drinking continues to be quite common among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, some groups of TBI patients are less likely to be screened for alcohol use, with women and younger patients most likely to be left out, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing in March 2018. Alcohol […]

FASD in children more common than previously thought, says study

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is highly discouraged as it puts the unborn child at risk. In spite of this, a large number of moms-to-be in the United States consume alcohol. What is even more disturbing is that these expectant mothers indulge in four, and sometimes more, alcoholic drinks at a time, as reported by the […]

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