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Newswise: Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

Article ID: 718596

Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

One out of every five tweets mentioning JUUL indentified for a new analysis also references addiction-related themes.

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9-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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    30-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718131

Wearable Alcohol Monitors Show Promise in Viability Study ─ with Potential to Fill Huge Public Health Gap

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol biosensors suitable for use by everyday drinkers are a step closer, following a positive study of prototype devices published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Keeping track of alcohol intake can be challenging, given variation in standard drink sizes and impaired awareness as blood alcohol levels rise. Discreet devices that track alcohol levels could help people make more informed decisions about when to stop drinking and could potentially reduce alcohol-related road deaths.

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27-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 718152

Study highlights gaps and opportunities in emergency room care for intoxicated minors

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol and other drug intoxication in minors is a public health challenge. European surveys reveal that schoolchildren start drinking alcohol at an average age of 12, and a third of Spanish 14 to 18 year-olds admit to binge drinking ─ consuming five or more drinks per occasion ─ within the last month. Although alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among minors in Western countries, poly-drug use (often involving cannabis and alcohol) is increasingly common.

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28-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    28-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718130

35-year study explores generational differences in problem drinking

Research Society on Alcoholism

Problem drinking has become more common in the US in recent decades. The San Diego Prospective Study (SDPS), which began in 1978, revealed an almost two-fold increase in alcohol problems and alcohol use disorder among the current generation of young-adult drinkers compared to their fathers

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27-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season

Article ID: 718099

Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.

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27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Premium Wine & Spirits Distributor Partners to Prevent Counterfeit Alcohol

Article ID: 717858

Premium Wine & Spirits Distributor Partners to Prevent Counterfeit Alcohol

SafeProof.org

Incidents related to methanol and counterfeit alcohol are increasing around the world. A leading international Wine & Spirits distributor is taking proactive steps to promote awareness and insure their popular liquor and wine brands are authentic and safe.

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22-Aug-2019 10:25 AM EDT
Newswise: What’s Driving More Women to Drink?

Article ID: 717691

What’s Driving More Women to Drink?

Iowa State University

More women are drinking alcohol, but there is little evidence to explain the increase in consumption. New research found variations in the amount and frequency women drink based on age, race, education, marital status and other factors.

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20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    20-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717522

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

Duke Health

-- A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.

Released:
15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717650

Parent-Targeted Interventions in Primary Care Setting Improve Parent-Teen Communication on Alcohol Use, Sexual Behavior

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may offer an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and health outcomes.

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19-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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