Navigation Links
Alcohol damages much more than the liver
Date:11/11/2010

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Alcohol does much more harm to the body than just damaging the liver. Drinking also can weaken the immune system, slow healing, impair bone formation, increase the risk of HIV transmission and hinder recovery from burns, trauma, bleeding and surgery.

Researchers released the latest findings on such negative effects of alcohol during a meeting Nov. 19 of the Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group, held at Loyola University Medical Center.

At Loyola, about 50 faculty members, technicians, post-doctoral fellows and students are conducting alcohol research. Studies at Loyola and other centers could lead to therapies to boost the immune system or otherwise minimize the effects of alcohol, said Elizabeth J. Kovacs, PhD, director of Loyola's Alcohol Research Program and associate director of Loyola's Burn & Shock Trauma Institute.

"Of course, the best way to prevent the damaging effects of alcohol is to not drink in the first place," Kovacs said. "But it is very difficult to get people to do this."

Sessions at the conference included Alcohol and Infection, Alcohol and Oxidative Stress and Alcohol and Organ Inflammation. Findings were presented by researchers from centers around the country, including Loyola, Cleveland Clinic, University of Iowa, University of Colorado, University of Massachusetts, Mississippi State University, Chicago State University and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Team colors on cans change perceptions of alcohol risks, MU study finds
2. New compounds may treat both alcohol and cigarette addictions
3. Concerns Grow Over Dangers of Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks
4. Brains Pleasure Chemical May Explain Mens Higher Alcoholism Rate
5. 2 studies present new data on effects of alcohol during pregnancy
6. Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study
7. Drug to treat alcoholism goal of UH professors research
8. Privatizing Swedens retail alcohol sales will increase alcohol-related violence and other harms
9. Alcohol-based hand disinfectants improve business productivity
10. Alcohol intake increases certain types of breast cancer
11. Alcohol May Raise Risk for Certain Breast Cancers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/19/2015)... 19, 2015 Family and friends of Brad ... in Memory of Brad Baddeley event to honor his ... , Bowling for Brains is cheduled to take place on ... Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Participants may arrive at 12:30pm on ... , The cost is only $4 per game and 100% ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has ... a reliable auto insurance policy . , ... Comparing car insurance quotes online is safe and reliable. ... agencies. The quotes are displayed on a single web ... websites. , It is now possible to compare ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... "I recognized the need for a better ... an inventor from Cincinnati, Ohio. "This need inspired me ... the Slyde Door to offer an alternative to the ... provides convenient storage space for an evacuation stretcher. The ... patients. , This offers added peace of mind ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released a new blog post explaining the ... prices . , Drivers who live in states ... to pay more for auto insurance plans that provide ... offer protection against vehicle theft. , Affordable auto ... single website: http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ . Drivers who own ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 In the past few weeks, ... changes. , "We had to run maintenance on our ... said Jennifer Ramirez, the PR Director. "It disrupted our ... that we are back on track after having completed ... of changing phone systems which has not allowed some ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lincoln, NE’s Bowling for Brains to benefit Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation 2Health News:Lincoln, NE’s Bowling for Brains to benefit Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation 3Health News:A Guide For Avoiding Online Auto Insurance Scams! 2Health News:High Rates Of Car Theft Can Have An Impact on Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Temporary Number Available 2
... LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 7 Averaging ... critical 24/7 patient information call center, Hospice Partners On Call ... secure colocation facility, to safeguard its powerful server infrastructure and ... Partners On Call decided to move their back-up servers to ...
... care are needed to close gaps, experts say, , ... extends health coverage to the nation,s 46 million uninsured ... to care -- unless payment reforms and new models ... expanding coverage without reforming health-care delivery is "a recipe ...
... , , DENVER, Aug. 7 ... linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary ... the patients healthy two years after they left the program by ... a randomized study by Kaiser Permanente published in The American Journal ...
... , , , , ... William J. Clinton Foundation, joined Dr. Clyde Yancy, president ... CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), at the Fourth Annual Healthy ... nation that are transforming into healthier places for students to learn and staff ...
... MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, One trauma center in Pennsylvania has been ... Accreditation for the period from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010: , ... York , PA , , ... the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization ...
... OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 7 / PRNewswire / -- ... a multi-year partnership with the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) that ... States and volunteerism by members of the NATB family. As of ... tickets to their local RMHC Chapters. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hospice Partners On Call Selects Category 5 Hurricane Rated 1Vault Networks to Safeguard Server and Call Center Infrastructure 2Health News:Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access 2Health News:Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access 3Health News:Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy 2Health News:Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy 3Health News:Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy 4Health News:More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation 2Health News:More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation 3Health News:More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation 4Health News:More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation 5Health News:York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade 2Health News:NATB Announces Partnership With Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) 2Health News:NATB Announces Partnership With Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) 3
(Date:4/17/2015)...  AbbVie Inc. ("AbbVie") (NYSE / CHX / Euronext Paris ... expiration of its exchange offer to acquire all of the ... p.m., New York City time, on ... AbbVie also voluntarily withdrew its initial Notification and Report Form ... the FTC with additional time to review the proposed transaction.  ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: ... on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) ... financial results. An audio webcast of the ... Relations portion of the CVS Health website for all ... . This webcast will be archived and available on ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015  In Detroit, where three ... mortality rate is two and one half times of the ... 6 of 10 infants that die in Detroit ... sobering statistics that Covenant Community Care, a faith-based, charitable non-profit ... poised to change thanks to a charitable donation by Konica ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 2AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 3AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 4Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 2Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 3Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 4
... daily dosages of milnacipran 100,mg and 200 mg ... pain and other core symptoms associated,with fibromyalgia syndrome ... at the 2007 American College of Rheumatology meeting ... responders in a six-month,study were sustained for up ...
... Repligen Corporation,(Nasdaq: RGEN ) today announced positive results ... formulation of uridine, in patients with bipolar,disorder. This was ... or a placebo twice a day for six-weeks. Patients ... their symptoms at baseline,with the exception of mania for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 2Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 3Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 4Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 5Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 6Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 7Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 8Repligen Reports Positive Phase 2a Clinical Trial Results of RG2417 for Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder 2Repligen Reports Positive Phase 2a Clinical Trial Results of RG2417 for Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder 3Repligen Reports Positive Phase 2a Clinical Trial Results of RG2417 for Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder 4
... Olympus is proud to announce the next ... a good thing even better.,Now you have ... The CYF-4 and CYF-4A feature improved optics, ... smoother insertion of instruments. In addition, the ...
... Thermotherapy™ is an advanced transurethral microwave ... of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). TherMatrx ... BPH thermotherapy treatment in the United ... TherMatrx does not require cutting, heavy ...
... release of the OES Pro line of One-Piece ... commonly used cystoscopy sheaths has taken Olympus Rigid ... have one instrument that performs it all. Thanks ... offer a superior channel size while maintaining the ...
Fast, accurate SpO2 measurements always within reach....
Medicine Products: