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Newswise: What’s Driving More Women to Drink?

Article ID: 717691

What’s Driving More Women to Drink?

Iowa State University

More women are drinking alcohol, but there is little evidence to explain the increase in consumption. New research found variations in the amount and frequency women drink based on age, race, education, marital status and other factors.

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20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    20-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717522

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

Duke Health

-- A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.

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15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717650

Parent-Targeted Interventions in Primary Care Setting Improve Parent-Teen Communication on Alcohol Use, Sexual Behavior

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may offer an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and health outcomes.

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19-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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    12-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717151

Difficulty in identifying angry facial expressions linked to interpersonal problems in recovering heavy drinkers

Research Society on Alcoholism

People in early-stage recovery from alcohol use disorder can struggle to recognize facial expressions of emotion ─ particularly anger ─ according to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The findings build on mounting evidence that long-term alcohol misuse may impair the brain’s ability to process facial emotion. As facial expressions are important for interpersonal and social functioning, this might contribute to the development of interpersonal difficulties, which are common among people with alcohol use disorder and reduce the likelihood of a successful recovery.

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8-Aug-2019 4:20 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717259

Low-level Alcohol Use Increases Miscarriage Risk

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy — even in small amounts — have a 19% greater risk of miscarriage than women who don’t use alcohol, according to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers.

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9-Aug-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Researchers Seek Culprit in Liver Inflammation

Article ID: 717223

Researchers Seek Culprit in Liver Inflammation

University of Kansas Cancer Center

A research team has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the NIH to study chronic inflammation of the liver, a major factor in the development of liver cancer.

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8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    31-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716586

Heavier drinking linked to structural brain differences among young men in large brain imaging study

Research Society on Alcoholism

Chronic misuse of alcohol can cause damage to the structure and function of the brain, and this in turn can impair decision-making and further exacerbate problem drinking. The cerebral cortex – a folded layer of cells that forms the outer layer of the brain ─ is of particular interest, as this is where a majority of information processing takes place. Neuroimaging studies have revealed that greater alcohol intake is associated with a thinner cortex. However, when comparing the thickness of different regions of the cortex, findings have differed across studies ─ possibly because of modest sample sizes, and because many studies did not account for potential differences between males and females. Researchers from the McMaster University’s Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research in Ontario, Canada and the University of Georgia, USA have now published new findings in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research on the association between the thickness of different regions of

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30-Jul-2019 2:05 AM EDT

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    31-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716371

One in 10 Older Adults Currently Binge Drinks

New York University

More than a tenth of adults age 65 and older currently binge drink, putting them at risk for a range of health problems, according to a study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health.

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25-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use

Article ID: 716564

Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use

Wayne State University Division of Research

Alcohol use during pregnancy can have harmful consequences on the fetus including restricted growth, facial anomalies, and neurobehavioral problems. No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe. Yet a recent survey of midwives and nurses who provide prenatal care showed that 44% think one drink per occasion is acceptable while pregnant, and 38% think it is safe to drink alcohol during at least one trimester of pregnancy.

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29-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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