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'Don't drink and ride': Improving subway safety

... of the study was the relationship between alcohol intoxication and unintentional subway fatalities; 46% of all ... be a sense that drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication is not risky since people are not driving," says ... raising the awareness of the risk associated with intoxication while riding the subway," Dr. Gershon recommends. ...

Deciphering the Language of Intoxication

... that the language used by drinkers to describe intoxication differs much from what researchers use, causing ... and familiarity with certain synonyms for intoxication show the language difference is especially ... and that 'drunk' reflected a level of intoxication somewhere between moderate and heavy," Levitt ...

Parental Drinking Boosts Teen Alcohol Risks

... The teens were asked about their alcohol use and intoxication at ages 14 and 17.5, while the parents were asked ... alcohol use at age 14 and more frequent intoxication at both 14 and 17.5. Likewise, increases in discipline are linked to more frequent use and intoxication but only when adolescents are 17.5," Lantendresse ...

ASAM Calls for Care in the Use of, and the Prescribing of, Potentially Addictive Substances

... issued a statement that "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, ... can help educate their patients about such risks. Persons who seek intoxication via prescription drugs can accidentally put themselves into a lethal ...

A promising new approach to cadmium induced hepatoxicity: Cytoprotective effect of midkine

... the portal vein. At present, there is no effective treatment for cadmium intoxication other than symptomatic treatment. Some chelating compounds are used for ... and time dependent damage in liver cells. Dr. Yazihan et al found cadmium intoxication stimulates secretion of midkine in a dose and time dependent manner. ...

Stimulant Chewing Gum Can Be Dangerous for Kids

... and symptoms from those found in our patient. The use of stimulant chewing gum should be considered in cases of caffeine intoxication. The risk of intoxication is high in children and teenagers in view of general caffeine-naivety, and the unrestricted sale of these substances," the authors concluded. The ...

Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries

... at high risk for injury. Quantities alone, or frequency of consumption alone, do not show the whole picture. A drinking pattern of frequent extreme intoxication is key, as it escalates injury rates rapidly." For their study, Mundt's team interviewed 2,090 students who had sought care for alcohol-related ...

'Happy hour' gene discovery suggests cancer drugs might treat alcoholism

... but identifying the specific genes responsible has proved difficult. Studies have also indicated that an individual's sensitivity to alcohol intoxication acts as a predictor of future alcoholism, with a link between lower initial response and increased risk of addiction. Therefore, Heberlein's team ...

New Year, Old Myths, New Fatalities

... words or acting erratically. Fact: The skills and coordination needed for driving are compromised long before the obvious signs of intoxication are visible. In addition, the sedative effects of alcohol, combined with the late night hours, place you at much greater risk of nodding off or ...

Alcohol and licensing policy could be changing the habits of young drinkers

... might expand their social function and create an attractive atmosphere for more intimate socialising Forming effective strategies to reduce planned intoxication for example policy and programming could be aimed at changing drinking norms and promoting moderation Lead author Dr. Samantha Wells, a ...

Seven Things that can Kill (or Severely Sicken) Your dog or cat this Holiday Season

... that causes 140-pound Aunt Debbie to dance naked on the dining room table can potentially kill 40-pound Clyde the basset hound. A second problem with intoxication (again using the example of Aunt Debbie) is that of inhibiting the dog's inhibitions. When you remove this inhibition by alcohol or other drugs, your ...

Study Calls for Labeling of Potentially Dangerous Energy Drinks

... Dependence, warned that energy drinks can cause caffeine intoxication. It suggested product warning labels be made mandatory. Symptoms of caffeine intoxication include nausea, headache, heart palpitations, insomnia, anxiety or daily headaches. The "boost" from energy drinks comes from the high levels of ...

Culture's role on alcohol and violence

... alcohol" and "social responses to violence and aggression." The report includes other papers including "The Role of Drinking Patterns and Acute intoxication in Violent Interpersonal Behaviors" which looks at patterns of violence at the individual level. The paper "Working with Culture to Prevent Violence ...

Study finds 21st birthday binge drinking extremely common; can pose serious health hazards

... that 49 percent of men and 35 percent of women had estimated blood alcohol contents of 0.26 or higher, a level that clearly indicates severe alcohol intoxication and could lead to dangerous health problems such as disorientation, coma and even death. To put it in context, an average size woman would have to ...

Disturbances in brain circuitry linked to chronic exposure to solvents

... who were not exposed to solvents and had no symptoms. Subjects were classified according to the duration and level of exposure, symptoms of acute intoxication and the use of personal protection equipment. They also underwent MRI and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scans to evaluate ...

Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys

... published their findings online in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology . "This study examined the effect of mild, chronic lead intoxication in an experimental model of chronic renal disease. The dose of lead administered resulted in mild toxicity. The degree of lead poisoning was ...

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

... too much water during exercise can be very risky. It can cause fatal water intoxication . Hyponatremia, also called water intoxication, is generally the ... process. If identified quickly, even severe cases of acute water intoxication can be treated relatively easily. As you might expect, the condition can ...

Motivational Interviewing Could Reduce Excessive Drinking by Students

... getting drunk four to five times a month reported 1.5 fewer episodes of intoxication in a 30- to 45-day period following the MI sessions. They also reported ... “We’re not saying that this is a panacea, but reducing episodes of intoxication by even one a month is good. Whether these findings will hold up over ...

Environment while serving of alcohol no factor in reduction in Alcohol-Related Injuries

... crashes are one of the major things that we see as the result of alcohol intoxication and so we are concerned about it." Adding Ker said, "Every alcohol ... by discussing alcohol service laws, recognizing the early signs of intoxication and using strategies for dealing with intoxicated customers. "There ...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

... findings to a heterogeneous group of medical illnesses. So, excessive alcohol consumption not only causes serious adverse events such as alcohol intoxication and accidents, but also increases the chances of developing life-threatening medical illnesses such as pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive lung ...

Moderate Drinking Lowers Women's Risk of Heart Attack

... per drinking day; drinking frequency; drinking primarily with food; beverage preference -- wine, beer, liquor, or some of each; and frequency of intoxication -- current drinkers who stated they drank enough to get drunk or very high, once or more a month, and less than once a month. Results showed ...

A Tipple a Day may Be heart Friendly for Women

... per drinking day; drinking frequency; drinking primarily with food; beverage preference -- wine, beer, liquor, or some of each; and frequency of intoxication -- current drinkers who stated they drank enough to get drunk or very high, once or more a month, and less than once a month. Results showed ...

Both Alcohol and Neighborhood Characteristics can Affect Intimate Partner Violence

... are gender differences in terms of how a neighborhood influences the relationship between drinking and violence suggests that, indeed, alcohol and intoxication have different effects on men versus women in terms of IPV." Cunradi plans to continue with her research, collecting data on drinking and other ...

Excessive Drinking, Not Alcoholism, may Lead to Most Alcohol-Related Problems

... reality," added Tim Naimi, a physician with the Alcohol Team at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, "is that drinking to the point of intoxication or drinking above national guidelines with respect to average consumption also carries significant risks, and is unfortunately quite common. Although ...

Older People Get Worse Hangovers

... according to the report in the journal "Alcoholism: Clinical And Experimental Research". Unpleasant physical symptoms associated with alcohol intoxication and hangover, which make adults stop drinking, are not experienced to the same degree by adolescents, Varlinskaya said. It is something that ...

Alcohol Abuse Must be solved with Action

... to health. Alcohol-related problems have been estimated to cost Scotland more than £1 billion a year. Hospital admissions for high levels of intoxication increased by 40 per cent for men and 30 per cent for women between 1996 and 2004. In 2004 1,113 children and teenagers were admitted to hospital with ...

Chronic binge drinking can hasten HIV development

... SIV disease progression and, by extrapolation, HIV disease – the exact mechanisms by which this occurs remain unclear. "Each episode of alcohol intoxication can suppress multiple elements of immune function in humans," he said. "This suppression can be largely responsible for the increased incidence of ...

"Beach to Bedside" Study Focuses on Effects of Inhaled Toxins

... The study seeks to confirm increased respiratory distress records in local emergency rooms, treatments and therapeutics for red tide inhalation intoxication that occurs on the beach, and to develop laboratory models that further refine and describe molecular mechanisms of action and therapeutics. ...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

... important findings of Dr. Albuquerque and his colleagues will pave the way for further improvements in the current medical countermeasures against intoxication by organophosphorus nerve agents and insecticides," says David H. Moore, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director of Strategic Research Program Development at the ....

Drug Testing to Fight Drug Use… to be Done.. or Not

... The tests only report the presence of drugs and not the intoxication or damage caused by it. "Does the mere presence of the drug mean it will affect their performance? // Probably not," says Paul Dillon of the National ...

Watch Out! Sideswipe Elbow Injuries On The Rise

... body part outside the car, sideswipe injures are still ever-present. Nine of the patients studied sustained their injuries on rural roads and alcohol intoxication was a factor in six of the accidents, remarked Dr. Kinzel, lead author of the study. The authors have further highlighted the need for a ...

Vitamin D In Pole Position At Clinical Endocrinologists Meet

... the topics that will be discussed are the important role of sunlight and diet in receiving adequate amounts of vitamin D, definition of vitamin D intoxication and how to treat it and definition of vitamin D deficiency and how to provide an approach for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. ...

Group Suicides On The Rise In Japan

... and eight in their teens. One case in February last year involved three men and three women in a minivan killing themselves by carbon monoxide intoxication from charcoal stoves. The communications and Internet service industry began collaborative work with the police and managed to reduce the number of ...

No Increased Schizophrenia Risk With Use Of Cannabis

... cannabis use and impairment of mental health// (psychological and psychomotor performance) however, cannot be ruled out. It can lead to acute intoxication subsequently resulting in a relapse of mental illness. It was requested to examine fresh medical evidence for the ability of potent forms of ...
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