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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...etermine why increased awareness of the dangers of alcoholism and improved therapies havent spurred more treatment, said Deborah Hasin, the studys lead author. The rate of treatment has been at a standstill since the early 1990s, Theres a lot of knowledge about how to treat. Whatever the reason, people arent...

Rehab Saved Keith Urban and Nicole Kidmans Marriage

...n from collapsing . The singer entered rehab for alcoholism in October 2006, shortly after the couple wed in June that year. Urban however, insists that entering rehab at the time was one of the wisest decisions that he had ever made, for not only did it save his career, but also more importantly his marria...

Kate Moss Has "worryingly" Thin Legs

...s and alcoholism." "Stress, depression, drugs and alcoholism can often be behind not eating enough and losing weight. Kate looks too frail to stand unaided. Her head is disproportionately large and too heavy to keep up," she said. "She's never been big busted but now she's completely flat-chested. You can see...

Adenoviruses Could Help Kick Drinking

...se mutations also reduce the risk of succumbing to alcoholism by two-thirds or more. Aldehyde dehydrogenase is blocked by the drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, which is sometimes used to help alcoholics quit the habit, said online edition of New Scientist. "But you have to take it (disulfiram) every...

Childhood Abuse Increases the Risk of Alcoholism

... childhood sexual abuse are more likely to develop alcoholism later in life if they possess a particular varian...influences the impact of childhood sexual abuse on alcoholism and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) in women, says Dr. Ducci. She and her colleagues analyz...

Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence

...0 percent of individuals in North America who take alcoholism treatment are chronic smokers. The new findings show that smoking may interfere with the neurocognitive recovery of these people during their first six to nine months of abstinence from alcohol. The results are published in the July issue of Alcoh...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...h (NIH), has identified five distinct subtypes of alcoholism by analysing a national sample of individuals suff...tory of the disease, suggesting that their form of alcoholism was unlikely to have genetic causes, he adds. NIAAA Director Dr. Ting-Kai Li says that the study, ...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

...uses of all complex biological issues, including alcoholism . Unfolding the pattern of inheritance is the pri... and hereditary factors. 50% of the total risk for alcoholism is attributed to heritable factors. More than a dozen genes have been identified which increases a p...

The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head

...e whose immunity has been weakened by HIV, hunger, alcoholism or other diseases. If the new strains become dominant, everyone is at risk. The rising worldwide number of XDR-TB cases like Speaker's may herald the end of a glorious 60-year holiday from many common and highly contagious diseases -- such as polio...

Alcoholism Develops Cognitive Problems in Women

...among women. Research conducted //on the effect of alcoholism among women says that in women cognitive problems develop faster in than in men. Women drinkers are subject to physical changes in the brain more rapidly than men. According to Barbara Flannery, a senior scientist at the research institute RTI ...

Alcoholics by All Means Should Avoid Stress During Early Abstinence

...s be a good thing. "Guidelines for recovery from alcoholism attribute an important role to physical activity and sport," he said. "Exercise is included in many rehabilitation programs, because it produces physical and emotional effects that benefit the alcohol-dependent subjects during early abstinence. Howev...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

... important because one of the problems in studying alcoholism is that it is commonly associated with other drug use such as marijuana or cocaine, which may produce cognitive problems separate from alcohol. These findings indicate that specific cognitive deficits occur in alcoholism." Both Flannery and Garbut...

Alcohol Abuse During College Days Leads to Heart Disease in Later Life

...Also, it's not possible to predict in which people alcoholism will become a problem. So the association cautions people not to start drinking alcohol if they do not already. Consult your doctor on the benefits and risks of consuming alcohol in moderation. Source-Eurekalert SR...

Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals

...anki, a teacher. Efforts are underway to counter alcoholism among tribals, though the progress is not very encouraging. Since alcoholism is also associated with starvation and unemployment, the district administration tried an innovative...

ADHD Problem in Children – a Risk Factor for Alcohol Problems in Later Lif

...lems could begin around the age of 15. Parental alcoholism and family stress appear to add to the risk of chi... factor for alcohol problems; adding that parental alcoholism and stressful experiences in the family play an important role in this risk. Results are published...

Spirituality Increases as Alcoholics Recover

...l kinds into the delivery of recovery services for alcoholism may indeed help. Many individual faiths or religious institutions have offered recovery services, and some advocates have suggested that faith-based recovery is most effective for all. But Robinson notes that the spirituality seen in the study was no...

An Incompetent Gynecologist

...aving various problems in his family front besides alcoholism and depression. Hasil was asked to resign after it was found out that he had bungled 6 out of 32 sterilization procedures last year. The general failure rate in such procedures is one out of 200 cases. It was also reported that he was not able to ...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Early Puberty.

...hological and social effects of early puberty like alcoholism and smoking. This study was published in the American journal Pediatrics. Four hundred girls were observed and factors like their weight, early signs of puberty, breast development, and onset of first menstrual period were recorded. Routine intervi...

Mobile Phone Addiction may Cause Psychological Problems

...main difference between this kind of addiction and alcoholism or drug addiction is that mobile phones do not apparently cause physical effects - only psychological ones. "Mobile-addicts can be seriously affected at the psychological level but, as they don't show any physical symptoms, their disorder goes unno...

Study Links Attempted Suicide With Genetic Evidence

...y of Connecticut School of Medicine that looked at alcoholism and attempted suicide. Willour says that although the Hopkins-led study does not pinpoint a specific gene responsible for attempted suicide, it does suggest a “neighborhood” in which the gene might be found. She adds that the next step is to furthe...

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