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Scientists solve mystery of why specific signaling pathway can be linked with alcohol dependence

Scientists solve mystery of why specific signaling pathway can be linked with alcohol dependence

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. [More]
Social integration, strong family ties can help those who struggle with substance abuse

Social integration, strong family ties can help those who struggle with substance abuse

Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one's well-being and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health. [More]
Study: Aggressive behaviour linked to increased alcohol use among adolescents

Study: Aggressive behaviour linked to increased alcohol use among adolescents

Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland. Depression and anxiety, on the other hand, were not linked to increased alcohol use. [More]
Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing ICD symptoms in PD patients, study finds

Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing ICD symptoms in PD patients, study finds

Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. [More]
Drug paraphernalia triggers reward areas of brain differently in marijuana users

Drug paraphernalia triggers reward areas of brain differently in marijuana users

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users. [More]
Very-late-onset schizophrenia linked to particularly high mortality risk

Very-late-onset schizophrenia linked to particularly high mortality risk

Patients with very-late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis have an increased risk of death compared with both the general population and patients with schizophrenia diagnosed earlier in life, Finnish study findings indicate. [More]
85% of African American adults expressed interest in genetic testing for AD susceptibility

85% of African American adults expressed interest in genetic testing for AD susceptibility

Alcohol dependence (AD) has a genetic component and testing can determine a person's genetic risk for susceptibility to AD. [More]
Research project on risk taking behaviour in teenagers

Research project on risk taking behaviour in teenagers

By looking at 40 different factors in a 14 year old teens, including brain structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, researchers can predict with 70% accuracy who will go on to develop binge drinking within the next two years. [More]
Most traumatic experiences of killing in combat led to decrease in alcohol abuse

Most traumatic experiences of killing in combat led to decrease in alcohol abuse

It's no secret that combat experiences are highly stressful and can contribute to instances of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among soldiers post-deployment. [More]
New intervention program may benefit chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent individuals

New intervention program may benefit chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent individuals

Chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent individuals might benefit from a new intervention that does not require them to stop or even reduce drinking, according to the results of a preliminary study in Seattle. [More]
Study: Wider use of medications may help reduce substance abuse, related hospital admissions

Study: Wider use of medications may help reduce substance abuse, related hospital admissions

A comparatively new form of a medication for alcohol and opioid dependence that's injected once a month instead of taken orally once a day appears to be significantly more effective than some other medications - because more patients actually continue the prescribed regimen. [More]
Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. [More]

Study: Canada's drinking-age laws have significant effect on youth mortality

A recent study by a University of Northern British Columbia-based scientist associated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine and UNBC's Northern Medical Program demonstrates that Canada's drinking-age laws have a significant effect on youth mortality. [More]
Study examines brain activity of alcohol-dependent women

Study examines brain activity of alcohol-dependent women

A new Indiana University study that examines the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not addicted found stark and surprising differences, leading to intriguing questions about brain network functions of addicted women as they make risky decisions about when and what to drink. [More]
Cutting back on cigarette smoking linked to improved mental health outcomes

Cutting back on cigarette smoking linked to improved mental health outcomes

Health professionals who treat people with psychiatric problems often overlook their patients' smoking habits, assuming it's best to tackle depression, anxiety or substance abuse problems first. [More]
Researchers suggest effective ways to mitigate drinking problems among new students in colleges

Researchers suggest effective ways to mitigate drinking problems among new students in colleges

A new systematic review of data published in more than 40 studies of freshman alcohol interventions finds that there are many effective ways for colleges to mitigate common drinking patterns and problems among new students. [More]
10 simple points to know and monitor alcohol intake

10 simple points to know and monitor alcohol intake

Much the same way individuals are encouraged to know their blood pressure and cholesterol numbers to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a new editorial in the Journal of Psychopharmacology urges the European public to know and monitor their alcohol intake number using a simple 10 point plan. [More]
Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Matt G. Kushner, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) has earned the latest Dan Anderson Research Award for his study examining the effectiveness of a hybrid cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence. [More]
Secondary conditions can become deadly and affect how long HIV patients stay in hospital

Secondary conditions can become deadly and affect how long HIV patients stay in hospital

A University of Arkansas researcher and her colleagues have found that secondary conditions and diseases that could become deadly significantly affect how long HIV patients stay in the hospital. [More]
RBCC, Therakine reach major milestone in the development of new drug delivery technology

RBCC, Therakine reach major milestone in the development of new drug delivery technology

Rainbow Coral Corp. and its joint venture partner, Therakine, Ltd., are pleased to announce that they have reached a major new milestone in the development of a revolutionary new drug delivery technology. [More]