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Homeless Youth, Alcohol Use, Victimization, Gender Differences, Homeless females, Vulnerability, childhood victimization, Substance Use

Alcohol Use Among Homeless Youth Due to Victimization Varies by Gender and Type of Abuse

Unaccompanied homeless youth, especially females, have high rates of sexual and physical victimization – both before and after leaving home. These findings and others will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Smartphone technology, risky drinking, drinking decisions, phone-sensor data, drinking intervention, Big Brother

Innovative Smartphone Technology Can Let You Know When You’re Drinking Too Much

Some individuals struggle to make healthy decisions about their drinking in risky situations. Technology can help. Researchers are finding ways by which digital interventions can help people make smarter drinking decisions, leading to reduced alcohol-related injuries and illness. These findings will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Neurons, vocal learning, learning vocalizations, speech and language, Ut Southwestern

Researchers ID Network of Neurons Crucial for Vocal Learning

Researchers have identified a network of neurons that plays a vital role in learning vocalizations by aiding communication between motor and auditory regions of the brain.

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Military Sexual Trauma, Sexual Harassment, sexual trauma, Military Service, Alcohol Problems, US National Guard, US Army Reserve, Operation: SAFETY, men

Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems Years Later

Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service. It includes uninvited or unwanted verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature, such as attention, verbal remarks, touching, sexual coercion, sexual assault, and rape. It happens to both men and women, and can have not only mental and physical but also behavioral health consequences such as substance use/abuse. Recent findings will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Alcohol Use Disorder, hazardous drinking, loss of control, self-help, Counseling, behavioural therapy, Medication

Not Everyone Who Drinks Too Much Has an Alcohol Use Disorder … but Maybe You Do

Alcohol use exists on a spectrum, ranging from abstinence to low-risk use, to hazardous use, to abuse. Unhealthy drinking includes the last two categories – risky or hazardous use, and drinking that has become a disorder. Both can be identified by amounts consumed, as well as associated behaviors and consequences. Both comprise a red flag for help or change. This real-world advice will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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marijuana risks, marijuana and driving, THC, driving drunk, driving stoned, Traffic Accidents

Marijuana-Positive Drivers Increasing, Alcohol-Positive Drivers Decreasing

In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. On the flip side, the percentage of alcohol-positive drivers decreased 77 percent between 1973 and 2013-2014. These results and others will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Texas Tech, Fireworks, Engineering, Mechanical, Expert

Texas Tech Expert: Firework Duds Pose Most Danger to Fourth of July Revelers

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Breast Cancer, ER-positive breast cancer, Retinoblastoma Protein, Cyclin E

Study Shows Biomarkers Can Predict Which ER-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Respond Best to First-Line Therapy

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Two challenges in treating patients with estrogen-positive breast cancer (ER+) have been an inability to predict who will respond to standard therapies and adverse events leading to therapy discontinuation. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed new information about how the biomarkers retinoblastoma protein (Rb) and cytoplasmic cyclin E could indicate which patients will respond best to current first-line therapies.

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Heart Disease, Stroke Risk, Genetic Mutation, Stroke, Heart, Ut Southwestern

Skin Cell Model Advances Study of Genetic Mutation Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

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Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke. This research could lead to a new understanding of disease progression in aortic aneurysm – ballooning of the large artery in the chest that carries blood from the heart to the body.

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Sunscreen, Skin Cancer Prevention, Dermatology, Cancer, tips, Summer, Ut Southwestern, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Whatever Your Skin Tone, Spread on the Sunscreen

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No matter what the color of your skin, UT Southwestern cancer experts recommend wearing sunscreen.







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