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Author Leslie Jamison draws attention toward fear associated with recovery from alcoholism

18-05 Author Leslie Jamison draws attention toward fear associated with recovery from alcoholism

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“Yearning is our most powerful narrative engine, and addiction is one of its dialects.” -Leslie Jamison, “The Empathy Exams” (more…)

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Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in 4 US communities

11-04 Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in 4 US communities

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A cross-sectional study of around 6,639 first-grade children were examined to estimate the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASDs) living in four  diverse communities in the Rocky Mountains, Midwestern, Southeastern and Pacific Southwestern regions of the United States.  The FASD is an umbrella term for a group diseases, including f

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Data reveals increase in ER visits due to alcohol-related incidence, says study

30-01 Data reveals increase in ER visits due to alcohol-related incidence, says study

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Alcoholism has come a long way from being a taboo to gaining wide sociatal acceptance. Earlier, people with alcoholism were as  slimeballs. However, it is now treated as more like a lifestyle problem and a disease, which it actually is, due to wide spread awareness among people. Experts in several studies have opined about a new and different se

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Alcohol makes one angry

18-11 Alcohol makes one angry

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Drinking alcohol alters one’s personality. A few drinks down and an otherwise placid person could turn aggressive. When one has more than the standard amount of alcohol in the system, he /she is likely to perceive only the negative signals. It’s a proven fact that alcohol is a depressant that numbs part of the brain associated with regulation of

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Alcohol abuse probable outcome of bariatric surgeries

05-10 Alcohol abuse probable outcome of bariatric surgeries

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Bariatric surgeries are surgical procedures that can bring about weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold. Some of the common procedures include gastric bypass, also known as the Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass (RYGB), sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). Th

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Can compulsive drinking be reversed

08-09 Can compulsive drinking be reversed

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Alcohol consumption forms a significant part and parcel of American life. Americans drink to celebrate the birth of a new life and the beginning of a new relationship when they marry. Drinks are customary as well when someone is bid adieu from the workplace they have been long associated with. While drinking is an accepted social norm, in some peopl

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Should the legal blood alcohol content limit be reduced further, debate rages on

05-09 Should the legal blood alcohol content limit be reduced further, debate rages on

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Debates on the legalization of certain drugs, lowering of the blood alcohol content (BAC) level for intoxication and related to other substances, are ongoing. They have raised certain relevant concerns for several stakeholders, particularly in the light of the consistent rise in the number of accidents and other fatalities due to drinking. The st

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Black coffee: Beats or spikes hangover?

23-08 Black coffee: Beats or spikes hangover?

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After indulging in excessive drinking, it is quite natural to witness a hangover including headaches, nausea, tiredness and other short-term symptoms. Though traditionally coffee has been considered as a cure for all kinds of dizziness, consistent hammering in the head, heart palpitations, etc. witnessed after drinking, a number of studies have also

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American drinking habits reaching new risk levels, finds study

16-08 American drinking habits reaching new risk levels, finds study

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as a pattern that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08g/dL. This level of BAC typically happens when men consume five or more drinks and women consume four or more drinks within two hours. Though different individuals react differently to a

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Why do humans crave for alcohol?

03-08 Why do humans crave for alcohol?

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People engage in a number of behaviors dictated by culture, society, values, morals, ethics and genetics, which may often turn destructive in the long run. One of such prevalent practices is their disposition toward alcohol. Despite its severe consequences, such as disruption of brain development, liver-related diseases, heart diseases, etc., it is

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