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Chicagoland Motorcycle F.A.S.T. Ride to Fight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking alcohol while pregnant increases the chances that a child will have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Although this disorder affects 40,000 infants a year, more than Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy combined, it is st...

HIV Plus Alcohol Hampers Short-Term Memory

Problems with learning new information can disrupt treatment, expert says FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- HIV infection and chronic drinking can deal a double blow to short-term memory, a new study has found. The study, appearing in an online early view of Alcoholism: Clinical...

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Earns Charities Review Council 'Meets All Standards' Seal

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, St. Paul, MN announces that it has been awarded the Charities Review Council "Meets All Standards" Seal indicating that it meets all sixteen of its Accountability Standards. ...

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are often initially diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, since the two problems can manifest in similar ways, a ne...

Raise Federal Alcohol Tax to Finance Prevention Trust Fund, Partnership Urges House Chairmen

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged chairmen of the three congressional committees crafting the House version of a health care reform bill to raise the federal excise tax on alcoholic beverages and apply those revenues to a special fund t...

Regular moderate alcohol intake has cognitive benefits in older adults

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A glass of wine here, a nightcap there new research out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that moderate alcohol intake offers long-term cognitive protection and reduces the risk of dementia in older adults. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer...

Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

Heavy drinkers were affected most, but link holds for even mild use, study finds WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- The more alcohol men drink, the more time they spend in a hospital, research from the United Kingdom has found. The study, which involved nearly 6,000 men in Scotla...

America's Silent Crisis: Addiction -- Downturn Fuels Rising Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Phoenix House Study Reveals

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Addiction is on the upswing, fueled by pressures from our economic downturn," says Howard Meitiner, President and CEO of Phoenix House , the nation's largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility. " Eighty-eight percent of the...

New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Including Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in National Health Care Reform; All Demographics Report Personal Experience With the Disease

Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Poll Shows Widespread Concern about Cost of and Access to Treatment BALTIMORE, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll conducted for the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative found that, regardless of race, age, where people ...

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico Based Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Center Announces Their New Day Treatment Addiction Treatment Program

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico based drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, announces their new day treatment addiction treatment program. A day treatment program includes most aspects of an inpatient addiction treatment program and is well suited for those individuals r...

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico Based Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Announces a New Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico Based Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Announces a New Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program. Prescription drug addiction is complicated and the least understood of all addictions, but can be just as destructive as any other ty...

Zero tolerance alcohol policy good choice for parents

Restaurants in Germany legally sell alcohol to teenagers after their sixteenth birthdays and French children drink wine with dinner at an early age, but U.S. parents who follow this relaxed European example, believing it fosters a healthier attitude toward alcohol, should be careful -- it may incr...

Glucose metabolism and recidivism of severe violent crimes in alcohol intoxications

It is commonly known that alcoholism and alcohol intoxications are connected with severe violent crimes such as homicides. For instance, in Finland even 80 per cent of these crimes happen in alcohol intoxications. It has not, however, been clear why only a minority of alcoholics in intoxications b...

To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?

CHICAGO, IL (May 31, 2009) - New research quantifies the precise effects of environmental pollutants and alcohol intake on gastrointestinal (GI) health. Both studies being presented this week during Digestive Disease Week 2009 (DDW ) offer concrete evidence that the environment and alcohol inta...

Daily alcohol intake can lead to binge drinking

This release is available in French . Montreal, May 28, 2009 Sipping wine, beer or spirits three to four times per week increases the risk of binge drinking, particularly among young men, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction . Researchers from the Universit de Mont...

Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

Young adults who can drink others 'under the table' face highest risk, study finds TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- The more you need to drink to feel the effects of alcohol, the greater your chance of becoming an alcoholic, a new study says. This apparent lack of sensitivity...

Communities Containing More Alcohol Outlets Show Increased Underage Alcohol Access

Research Indicates Communities with a Higher Concentration of Alcohol Outlets are More Likely to Contain Greater Levels of Underage Alcohol Access. BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities containing larger numbers of stores selling alcohol are more likely to have higher levels of...

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Target Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the South Pacific

A Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in Tonga, an island nation near Samoa in the South Pacific. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) -- A Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in ...

Pitt study on alcohol reveals drinkers not only zone out -- but also are unaware that they do

PITTSBURGHA new study out of the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a moderate dose of alcohol increases a person's mind wandering, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of noticing that one's mind has wandered. The paper, titled "Lost in the Sauce: The Effects of Alcohol on Mind W...

Researchers find medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from brief intervention

(Boston) - Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that some medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from a brief intervention. The BUSM study appears in the May issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . "Brief intervention shows promise...

Consumer/Nutrition Groups Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Update Alcohol Policies for the 21st Century

Organizations Issue Four-Step Plan Calling for Mandatory Alcohol Labeling and More Resources to Combat Underage Drinking WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of public interest groups today called on Congress and the Obama Administration to overturn decades of inattenti...

AB 1019: It's Time for Big Alcohol to Pay Up

Beall Proposes Fee on Liquor, Wine, Beer Industry to mitigate alcohol-related impacts SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assembly Bill 1019 -- a proposal to impose a fee on the beer, wine, and liquor industries to mitigate the billions in costs to Californians for alcohol...

Missouri DOC Conducting Pilot of 24/7 Alcohol Anklets

Program Aims to Save Tax Dollars, Improve Community Safety JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. , April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole has launched a new alcohol monitoring Pilot Program aimed at testing the impact of 24/7, continuous alcohol ...

Is it Really About Alcohol? The Truth About Alcohol Abuse in Women

April is Alcohol Awareness Month SEYMOUR, Tenn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Six million women in the U.S. abuse or are dependent on alcohol, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University . Frequent binge drinking in women's colleges increased by 124 p...

Flushing From Alcohol a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer

Recognizing the enzyme deficiency would save many lives, study suggests TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience facial flushing when they drink alcohol are much more likely to develop alcohol-related esophageal cancer, say American and Japanese experts. Facial fl...

Alcohol-induced flushing is a risk factor for esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption

There is growing evidence, say researchers in this week's PLoS Medicine , that people who experience facial flushing after drinking alcohol are at much higher risk of esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption than those who do not. About a third of East Asians (Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans)...

'Good Feelings' From Alcohol Only Come With Fewer Drinks

Rat study suggests pleasurable endorphin release ends as drinking gets heavier THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that when it comes to getting pleasure from alcohol, less may be more. Experiments in rats suggest that a low or moderate amount of drinking re...

Acetaldehyde in alcohol -- no longer just the chemical that causes a hangover

New evidence by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and researchers in Germany shows that drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer. Heavy drinkers may be at increased risk due to exposure from multiple sources. Acetaldehyde is ub...

The Recovery Place Helps Hundreds of Patients Through Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

The Recovery Place, Inc. a Fort Lauderdale based drug rehabilitation center announced today that they will serve their 700th patient this month FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recovery Place, a Florida drug rehab center announced today that they have served their 691st ...

Affordable Drug and Alcohol Rehab Ranch Residence is Saving Lives in Washington

LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- There is magic happening at Skyland Ranch in Gold Bar, Washington. Lives are being turned around everyday; lives that had been destroyed from drugs and alcohol abuse. Individuals and families that had previously given up any sense of hope are experiencing joy ...

Media Images of Alcohol Can Drive You to Drink

Scenes in films, TV commercials have measurable impact, study finds WEDNESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who watched the movie American Pie with accompanying commercials for alcohol were more apt to grab a beer or glass of wine from the refrigerator, compared to those wh...

Million women study shows even moderate alcohol consumption associated with increased cancer risk

Low to moderate alcohol consumption among women is associated with a statistically significant increase in cancer risk and may account for nearly 13 percent of the cancers of the breast, liver, rectum, and upper aero-digestive tract combined, according to a report in the February 24 online issue o...

Zinc May Counter Effects of Alcohol in Early Pregnancy

But findings don't mean it's safe for expectant moms to drink, study says THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Zinc supplements may help mothers-to-be reduce the risk for birth defects linked to alcohol use early in pregnancy, Australian researchers report. The study, conducted in m...

Tobacco smoke and alcohol harm liver worse as combo

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Exposure to second-hand smoke and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The finding adds to mounting evidence that tobacco smoke and alcohol are worse for health as a combination, beyo...

Milkscreen Home Test for Alcohol in Breast Milk Begins Nationwide Sales at Walgreens

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UpSpring Baby (TM) today announced that its Milkscreen(TM) home test for alcohol in breast milk is now available for purchase over-the-counter at over 6,000 Walgreens drugstores across the U.S. Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain and the first ...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities

Study found healthy older adults were better able to carry out daily tasks THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy people 50 and older who drink alcohol moderately are less likely to suffer physical disabilities that cause so many seniors to lose their independence, a new study s...

Outdoor alcohol advertising and problem drinking among African-American women in NYC

January 12, 2009 -- New research conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health indicates that the advertising of alcohol in predominantly African-American neighborhoods of New York City may add to problem drinking behavior among residents. Prior studies have shown that alcohol a...

Linwood Group Setting Price Benchmark for Alcohol Rehab

Linwood Group rehab centre is giving guests a reason to be cheerful by announcing a winter sale with a 50% discount on the normal weekly rate. London (PRWEB) January 11, 2009 -- The Linwood Group has revealed that it is running its very own winter sale to ensure even mo...

Published reports inaccurate concerning alcohol consumption during pregnancy

INDIANAPOLIS A national alcohol research group is concerned that the media's misinterpretation of a recent British research study could encourage pregnant women to be more at ease with temperate alcohol consumption. Some media reports erroneously stated that the study by The Univ...

Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as the Obama Administration sets its sights on stabilizing and strengthening the U.S. economy, a coalition of public interest groups today called on the transition team and incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to move quickly on another m...
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