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Does the college experience damage your brain?
...p://brainconference.mum.edu . Academic pressures, binge
drinking, poor diet, sleep deprivation, and substance abuse are facts of life at most colleges and universities. Recent brain research documents how this college experience can take a terrible toll on a student's brainand what can be done to reverse ...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...everal countries. Previous research suggests that binge
drinking may have implications for the development... alcohol dependence. New findings demonstrate that binge
drinking itself has negative behavioral consequences, affecting mood and cognitive performance. A...
College students at no greater risk of alcohol-related problems than peers
...ccording to background information in the article, binge
drinking among college students has been identifie...dents are more likely to take part in heavy and/or binge
drinking. Wendy S. Slutske, Ph.D., from the University of Missouri at Columbia, compared alcohol use...
Natural mentors help mold lives of teens, study says
...entors have an impact on other outcomes, including binge
drinking, drug use and smoking. The researchers noted that mentors may not have the ability to provide a high level of monitoring -- an important factor in preventing substance abuse -- when they have only periodic contact with teens. Mentors may als...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
... adult brain to disruption from activities such as binge
drinking. Adolescent rats that were exposed to binge
drinking appear to have permanent damage in their adult brains. Research has identified subtle bu...
Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use
...ntly reduced. "The discovery that Ibogaine reduced binge
drinking after a period of abstinence was an exciting finding for us because this is the type of behavior in alcoholics for which very few effective drugs exist," Janak said. The scientists confirmed in a cell model that Ibogaine stimulated GDNF acti...
New figures highlight trends in drug and alcohol misuse
...s consistent with other findings of an increase in binge
drinking in this group, say the authors. Admission rates for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of controlled drugs decreased in people aged 15-24 but increased in those aged 25-44, consistent with reports of an ageing group of problem drug ...
Heavy drinking raises the risk of early death after heart attack
...thin one to two hours -- the study defined this as binge
drinking. Binge drinkers had a 73 percent higher d...did not binge. This suggests that even occasional binge
drinking has risks, especially in people who have suffered a heart attack. "The implications are pro...
New brain cells develop during alcohol abstinence, UNC study shows
...e. "We looked at dividing cells after our four-day binge
model of alcohol dependency and confirmed what we previously observed: When the animals were intoxicated, the measure of dividing cells decreases," said Nixon. "And after abstinence for one week, we saw a huge burst in the number of new cells being b...
Binge drinking: red wine and alcohol have different effects on platelets
...cohol within a short period of time also known as binge
drinking is associated with increased mortality f...ibrinogen-coated surface under flow. In contrast, binge
consumption of red wine did not increase platelet aggregation. Simplistically speaking, excess plate...
College students mandated to take alcohol interventions: what works
...the study. "For example, one study found rates of binge
drinking at 69 percent for males and 55 percent for females versus 45 percent for the nonreferred undergraduate population at a university. The referred students also had significantly higher scores on an alcohol-problem scale. These findings are n...
World mental health surveys find mental disorders highly prevalent and often untreated
...th impulse control (for example, bulimia [episodic binge
eating followed by compensatory behaviors]), and substance abuse disorders. The researchers found that the prevalence of having any mental disorder in the prior year varied widely from 4.3 percent in Shanghai to 26.4 percent in the United States. "...
Eating disorder behaviors linked to suicide risks
...omen with eating disorders suggests that those who binge
and purge are more likely to have attempted suicide in the past, regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia or another eating disorder. Women with anorexia, however, are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than th...
Rare risk: Adolescent binging on marijuana linked to stroke
...ys who infrequently use marijuana but occasionally binge
on the drug may face a greater risk of stroke than their peers, according to a study in Pediatrics by a Saint Louis University associate professor of neurology. Thomas Geller, M.D., who also is a pediatric neurologist at SSM Cardinal Glennon Child...
Time for co-ordinated action on alcohol
... to target, in particular, the high-risk groups of binge
or chronic drinkers. The Royal College of Physicia...eeded, which is what we do not yet have. Targeting binge
or chronic drinkers is a start, but cannot be done without support from properly funded relevant hea...
Prevention program curbs drug abuse among middle-school youth
...th comparatively high rates of alcohol dependence, binge
drinking, and current smoking. WHAT IT MEANS: Drug prevention programs are critical to school-based antidrug efforts and they can effect behavior change in nonusers and in youth who already smoke and drink....
Common epilepsy treatment to be used for bulimia nervosa
...d in the function of the vagus nerve from repeated binge
eating and vomiting. By controlling vagus nerve ac...ntrol vagus nerve activity and reduce the urges to binge
eat and vomit. "Most people don't realize that women with bulimia only self-induce vomiting at the e...
Scientists map maturation of the human brain
...ons. In a study of alcohol, scientists found that binge
alcohol exposure during adolescence in rats caused...ations into the long-term brain effects of chronic binge
alcohol exposure during this age. The study was conducted by Douglas Matthews, PhD, of the Universit...
Adolescent binge drinking produces tolerance to alcohol
... particular concern. Researchers have found that a binge
pattern of alcohol consumption among adolescent ro...chers use adolescent rodents to demonstrate that a binge
pattern of alcohol consumption called chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) exposure can significantly ...
Institute scientists offer tips for keeping children healthy and happy
...2 billion a year as a result of youth delinquency, binge
drinking, dropping out of school, high-risk sexual behavior, and other problems. Research shows that parents and others can make a difference by: Using praise and rewards to build children's good habits. Monitoring their child's activities. Set...
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