Alcohol Problems

Drunk driving laws don't match the research

Emergency physicians learn to be prepared for anything thrown at us in the clinical arena. Personal life is a different story. Last year a drunk driver with multiple prior offenses and no valid driver's license smashed a ...

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Smokers quitting tobacco also drink less alcohol

People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Jul 21, 2016
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Scientists pinpoint a neural center of resilience

Why some people handle stress better than others is a question that has fascinated scientists for decades. Now a Yale-led team reports that flexible brain activity in a particular area of the brain may predict resilience. ...

Jul 19, 2016
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Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age

Summer is here and it's blazing hot! It is important to be aware of the health risks that higher temperatures can bring. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia ...

Jul 12, 2016
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Children affected by parental substance use

Children whose parents or caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report by experts at Beth Israel Medical Center ...

Jul 18, 2016
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Can't sleep? Here's some science-based advice

A few weeks ago, thousands of researchers gathered in Denver, Colorado for the SLEEP 2016 meeting. Skimming over the abstracts, one can find diverse research topics like "Need better sleep? Consider the cognitive shuffle," ...

Jul 05, 2016
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Common diabetes drug may help prevent preterm birth

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