Navigation Links
Deciphering the Language of Intoxication
Date:12/15/2008

nding was that 222 women in the survey, aged 17 to 24, leaned toward using the term "tipsy" to describe having an average of four drinks over two hours. According to Levitt, this meets the binge-drinking criteria for women but not men.

"Therefore, women could be binge drinking while psychologically perceiving their level of intoxication as being 'tipsy' or relatively benign, as opposed to heavier levels of intoxication that would be described with less euphemistic terms, such as 'hammered' or 'wasted.' Such a perception could potentially mislead women, for example, to feel as though they are capable of driving after drinking because they are 'only tipsy,'" he said.

Levitt said such findings could affect clinicians. "Previous research has shown that heavy-drinking interventions work best when individual feedback is not only personalized, but also gender-specific," he said. "Our findings can help clinicians improve these interventions by helping them understand which terms men and women differentially use."

More information

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has more about alcohol abuse.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: University of Missouri, news release, Dec. 15, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Insight into the struggles of children with language impairments
2. Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently than infants learning one language
3. Toy Blocks Might Boost Toddlers Language Skills
4. GetWellNetwork Expands Foreign Language Support for the PatientLife System
5. Hospitals Say New Cordless Phone Helps Communication With Patients Who Speak Diverse Languages
6. JGIM: studies show importance of language services on disparities, quality of care
7. Studies Show Importance of Language Services on Reducing Disparities, Increasing Quality of Patient Care
8. Language Assistance Lacking at Resurrection Hospitals
9. Medtronic Mediterranean Launches Worlds First Arabic-Language Integrated Insulin Therapy for Improved Diabetes Management
10. Language barriers adversely impact health-care quality
11. NINDS Announces New Spanish-Language Website
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Deciphering the Language of Intoxication
(Date:7/29/2014)... (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 DailyGossip.org reveals in ... developed by someone who can perfectly understand patients and what ... , Ellie Gadsby is the author of the new ... years. After years of suffering, Ellie started her very own ... of remedies. , The author of the Get Rid of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Colorado (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Daily ... that the program was actually created by a popular ... too. He tried numerous treatments for this disorder, but ... found himself in the situation of having to look ... years of research. Dawson used this method, too, to ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 For survivors of severe combat injuries threatening ... flaps have a good record of safety and effectiveness ... issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ... Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). , Experience with ... and Afghanistan shows good success rates, with no increase ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the bite of ... heal well if left alone, an expert notes. ... an adverse reaction to a brown recluse spider bite, ... Poison Center, particularly since these potentially dangerous bites are ... for us to do nothing. The [bite] has classic ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014) Using quality improvement measures in eight of ... Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to ... contrast dye. , Currently, 7-15 percent of these patients ... up with kidney injury, which can result in death ... or permanent dialysis, says a study published in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast Review Exposes the Way to Stop Outbreaks 2Health News:Natural Vitiligo Treatment System Review Reveals Michael Dawson’s New Vitiligo Cure Program 2Health News:Good outcomes with multiple limb salvage after severe combat injuries, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2Health News:Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns 2Health News:Reducing kidney injury using a quality improvement method 2
... Montreal, April 26, 2010 An ongoing study by Mathilde ... of Psychology, has debunked the myth that the blind have ... loss simply makes blind people pay more attention to how ... which coffee is brewing, you will quickly look for the ...
... of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found , MONDAY, ... of antidepressant may help protect cardiovascular health by slowing ... of hardening of the arteries and blood clots that ... , The new study compared 25 depressed patients taking ...
... first time succeeded in extracting vital stem cells from ... funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that ... grow, which could potentially help repair damaged heart muscle ... Madeddu, Professor of Experimental Cardiovascluar Medicine and his team ...
... ... the immediate availability of its new Alterian Content Manager, Professional Edition. ... record of collaboration with Microsoft, together into one package for partners ... Platform. Alterian Content Manager is the Content Management System (CMS) behind ...
... , ... of the Most Needed Services at LA Sports Arena Healthcare Event April 27-May 3, ... Glendale, Calif. (PRWEB) April 26, ... provide free dental care beginning tomorrow to thousands of the Los Angeles area’s indigent, uninsured ...
... ... Kelly Sanders as their newest franchisees , ... Marietta, GA (PRWEB) April 26, 2010 -- Mosquito Squad mosquito ... newest franchisees in the Marietta, GA area. Mosquito Squad of Marietta is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Do the blind have a more acute sense of smell? 2Health News:Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health 2Health News:Stem cells from surgery leftovers could repair damaged hearts 2Health News:Alterian Releases Professional Edition of its Content Manager Technology, Offering Partners and Clients an Even Faster Time-to-Live for Their Websites 2Health News:Alterian Releases Professional Edition of its Content Manager Technology, Offering Partners and Clients an Even Faster Time-to-Live for Their Websites 3Health News:Alterian Releases Professional Edition of its Content Manager Technology, Offering Partners and Clients an Even Faster Time-to-Live for Their Websites 4Health News:CA Dental Hygienists' Association to Provide Care to Thousands of Uninsured at Southland's Largest Free Public Health Clinic 2Health News:Mosquito Squad Opens New Location in Marietta, Georgia 2Health News:Mosquito Squad Opens New Location in Marietta, Georgia 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... device is a medical device used to provide medication ... breathing and cannot achieve adequate oxygen levels to maintain ... asthma, COPD, and ARDS require the need of respiratory ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... TAIPEI , July 29, 2014 Apex Medical ... Therapy and Pressure Area Care sectors, announces that it is ... Munich in Germany that ... patent. Apex notes that it has initiated invalidity challenges against ... continuous efforts in counterattacking against trivial and junk patents. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of Nancy Thornberry to its board ... and franchise head, Diabetes and Endocrinology for Merck ... research, strategy and overall pipeline management in diabetes, ... scientist, initiated and co-led the program that resulted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018 2Apex Continues Fighting Against Patents to Free Up Competition 2Abide Therapeutics Appoints Nancy Thornberry to Board of Directors 2Abide Therapeutics Appoints Nancy Thornberry to Board of Directors 3
... PM Ophthalmology, VitalWorks OptiShop simpli?es ... shop. From ordering to inventory ... OptiShop is designed to address ... todays optical shops, and to ...
... Materials Management / Purchasing ... Procedure Room, Technicians and Physician ... scheduling for each Doctor and ... Patient Facility Billing, Automated Patient ...
Compulink is among today's leaders in the ophthalmic practice management market. Compulink's Ophthalmology Advantage integrates all the functionality of a busy Ophthalmic practice needs, while keepin...
... Optimeyes™ MBA is a complete ... written specifically for optometrists, opticians and ... and Macintosh users seeking a graphically ... a full complement of solid features ...
Medicine Products: