Brain Changes Discovered In Underage Binge Drinkers

Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults. Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This may come...

Signaling Pathway Linked to Fetal Alcohol Risk

  Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries. And fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a range of alcohol-related birth defects that includes fetal alcohol syndrome, is thought to affect as many as...

Sobriety Project Reduces DUI and Domestic Violence Arrests

An innovative alcohol monitoring program imposed upon thousands of alcohol-involved offenders in South Dakota helps reduce repeat DUI arrests and domestic violence arrests, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Examining the first six years of South...

Biomarkers higher in binge drinkers

  A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The biomarker, called phosphatidylethanol...

Psychiatric Admits Up For Kids

The past decade saw an increase in mental health-related hospitalizations for most age groups, particularly children, according to a national study. However, the trend reversed among seniors, reported Joseph C. Blader, PhD, of Stony Brook University School of Medicine...
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