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Mobile Breathalyzers Can Help Treatment Providers Extend the Reach of Outpatient Treatment

Alcohol treatment has come a long way from enforced isolation in asylums, and technological advancements are particularly promising in terms of their capacity to improve treatment effectiveness. Promising research looks at the feasibility, implementation, validity and utilization of mobile momentary-assessment breathalyzers within the context of an intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment for alcohol-use disorders (AUDs).

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Multi-Media Project Targets Binge Drinking and HIV Infection Among Hispanic/Latino Young Adults

Health-promotion and disease-prevention efforts can no longer use a one-size-fits-all approach. Efforts targeting emerging adult populations – encompassing late adolescence and early adulthood – must embrace and utilize multi-pronged, multi-media approaches in order to be successful. This presentation discusses a unique media-awareness campaign designed to reduce binge drinking, as well as associated HIV/HCV risk, among Hispanic/Latino emerging adults.

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Substance User’s Social Connections: Family, Friends, and the Foresaken

It’s no secret that social environments can play a role in the development as well as recovery from substance-abuse problems. A new study, designed to uncover how individual relationships respond to substance use and social influences, has found that the links between substance use and social connections are bidirectional and strong.

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Understanding Risk Factors Involved in Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use

Underage drinking is a major public health and social problem in the U.S. The ability to identify at-risk children before they initiate heavy alcohol use has immense clinical and public health implications. A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years can predict which youth eventually initiate alcohol use during later adolescence around the age of 18.

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Adolescent Girls Choose to Drink at Lower Blood Alcohol Concentrations

Gender and a family history of alcoholism (FH) are two genetically determined factors known to affect someone’s risk for developing alcohol-use disorders (AUDs). Adolescence is also a critical period for the development of AUDs; drinking habits can be unstable and environmental factors such as peer pressure may be substantial. This study looked at how gender and FH might affect alcohol use in a sample of 18- to 19-year-olds from the Dresden Longitudinal Study on Alcohol use in Young Adults (D-LAYA).

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Minimum Legal Drinking Age of 21 Can Protect Against Later Risk of Death

The minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in the U.S. regulates the age at which individuals can legally purchase and possess alcohol in public. An MLDA of 21 has been linked to a number of benefits, including a lower risk for alcoholism in adulthood. However, no studies have examined linkages between exposure to MLDAs during young adulthood and mortality later in life. This study examined if young adults – college and non-college students – exposed to a permissive MLDA (younger than 21) had a higher risk of death from alcohol-related chronic diseases compared to those exposed to an MLDA of 21.

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Anger Fueled EU Vote, Not Logic

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BrexitVote Impacts By Former Chicago Board of Trade Sr VP

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Controlling Cardiac Scarring Could Help Heart Tissue Regenerate

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The potential promise of targeting non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring could lead to new treatments for heart disease, Virginia Tech researchers say in a review paper.

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Rheumatology Leaders Respond to MACRA Proposed Rule

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) praised the agency for recognizing the important role qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) will play in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) payment pathway, but expressed a number of concerns regarding the complexity and timing of requirements for small and solo practices, the absence of key cost data in the Resource Use category of MIPS, and the formidable barriers that exclude many rheumatologists from participating in the Alternative Payment Model (APM) track.

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Running Mates and Rebellion: WFU Expert Available for Comment on Political Conventions

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Modeling of the Universe with Einstein; Learning About the Future From the Distant Past; Particle Zoo in a Quantum Computer and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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New Student Experience Outdoor Programs Focus on Service

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For more than 30 years, incoming first-year students at Salisbury University have engaged in summer outdoor orientation programs, from canoeing in Canada and hiking in Maine, to biking on the Eastern Shore.

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Affirmative Action Legal Expert Available to Comment on Fisher v. UT

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Bidens’ Cancer Moonshot Summit to Bring National Cancer Community Together

Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C. at the White House. Cheryl Willman, MD, Director and CEO of The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, will attend. At the same time, the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a local Cancer Moonshot Summit.

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This Message Will Self-Destruct

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In movies and television shows, audio tapes or other devices self-destruct after delivering the details of impossible missions. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have taken it to a new level.

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