Monthly Archives: September 2012

Both early alcohol use and early intoxication can herald trouble for college students

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Both early alcohol use and early intoxication can herald trouble for college students
Research shows that the earlier one drinks, the greater the chances of later alcohol-related problems. Researchers examined age at first drink (AFD) as well as drinking to intoxication among college students. Findings showed that both an early AFD and a quick progression to drinking to intoxication can lead to heavy drinking and problems during the years from high school through to college.

Exploring the two-way linkages between binge drinking and unemployment

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Exploring the two-way linkages between binge drinking and unemployment
Many studies have found that problem drinking is related to subsequent unemployment; However, the reverse association is unclear. Some studies have found that unemployment can increase total drinking, alcohol disorders, and/or problem drinking while others have found that unemployment can decrease drinking or have no effect at all. An analysis of binge drinking as either a predictor or outcome of unemployment has found that binge drinking among women seems to have a significant association with long-term unemployment.

How stress and depression can shrink the brain

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How stress and depression can shrink the brain
Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment. Now scientists have discovered one reason why this occurs — a single genetic switch that triggers loss of brain connections in humans and depression in animal models.

Factbox: New virus can cause fever, cough, breathing problems (Yahoo!)

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Factbox: New virus can cause fever, cough, breathing problems (Yahoo!)

Americans gaining more weight than they say

Cannabis withdrawal symptoms might have clinical importance

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Cannabis withdrawal symptoms might have clinical importance
Cannabis users have a greater chance of relapse to cannabis use when they experience certain withdrawal symptoms, according to new research.

Modest weight loss can have lasting health benefits, research shows

Social contacts, self-confidence crucial to successful recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, study finds

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Social contacts, self-confidence crucial to successful recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, study finds
Among the many ways that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous helps its members stay sober, two appear to be most important — spending more time with individuals who support efforts towards sobriety and increased confidence in the ability to maintain abstinence in social situations. Researchers now report the first study to examine the relative importance of behavior changes associated with participation in AA on successful recovery.

Children’s healthy diets linked to higher IQ

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Children’s healthy diets linked to higher IQ
Children fed healthy diets in early age may have a slightly higher IQ, while those on heavier junk food diets may have a slightly reduced IQ, according to new research.

Intuitive thinking may influence belief in God

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Intuitive thinking may influence belief in God
Intuition may lead people toward a belief in the divine and help explain why some people have more faith in God than others, according to new research.

Bipolar Disorder and Disability

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