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Analysis: Female Drivers Convicted for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Women have become increasingly involved in drunk driving and fatal crashes. However, much of the research on drunk driving has been conducted using predominantly male samples. Little is known about the life context, psychiatric histories, and family...
8-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Naltrexone Treatment Is More Effective for Heavy Drinkers Who Use Nicotine/Cigarettes

There are medications available to help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol reduce or stop their drinking. One such medication is the opioid antagonist naltrexone, which has been approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and...
7-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

University Women: Gender Parity in Underage Drinking

Binge or heavy episodic drinking (HED) – defined as four or more drinks in a two-hour period – among U.S. university women has increased by 40 percent during the past 30 years. This dramatic development suggests that women are “closing the...
2-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic Epidemiology: Examining the Masses to Better Understand the Individual

Genetic epidemiology is the study of how genetic factors may influence health. Twin and adoption studies have shown that about half of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is due to differences in the genotypes that people carry, yet few...
31-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Northern Plains American Indians: Reasons for Alcohol- and Drug-Related Hospitalizations

American Indians who drink alcohol are often collectively characterized as having greater risks for alcohol problems, alcohol misuse, and alcohol-use disorders. Indeed, despite high abstinence rates, American Indians experience elevated rates of...
25-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders in Puerto Rico is High

Puerto Ricans make up the second largest Hispanic group in the United States, comprising 9.5% of the population (Mexicans are the largest group). Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. continent have some of the highest rates of drinking, binge drinking,...
27-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Surge in Alcohol-Related Emergency-Department Visits Needs a Different Approach

While moderate drinking – up to one drink per day for women, two for men – can be part of a healthy lifestyle, excessive and chronic drinking can contribute to injury and disease. Each year, U.S. patients utilize emergency department (ED)...
28-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientific Research and “Deceptive Subjects”

Deception by research participants is a problem that needs to be recognized and addressed, according to a recent review. Research participants who conceal or fabricate information to gain admission to and participate in clinical research – for...
26-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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