Alcohol damages the brain more than cannabis, study finds

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder found that, unlike booze, marijuana does not affect the size or integrity of white or grey matter in the brain, even after years of exposure.
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Authors: Testino G, Bottaro LC, Balbinot P, Leone S, Pellicano R PMID: 29792019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018 Source:European Polymer Journal, Volume 105 Author(s): Eun-Sil Lee, Young-O Kim, Yu-Mi Ha, Daun Lim, Jun Yeon Hwang, Jaewoo Kim, Min Park, Jae Whan Cho, Yong Chae Jung Lignin-decorated thin multi-walled carbon nanotubes (t-MWNTs) were prepared to obtain mechanically strong poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) nanofibers (NFs) with high antimicrobial properties. The t-MWNTs were well-dispersed in the aqueous lignin solution owing to their good interaction with lignin molecules, resulting in decoration of the lignin molecules on the surface of the t-MWNTs. The lignin-decorated t-MWNT/PVA NF webs were prep...
Source: European Polymer Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:Biotechnology Reports Author(s): Priydarshani Shinde, Mustafa Musameh, Yuan Gao, Andrea Robinson, Ilias (Louis) Kyratzis A polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibrous carrier has been chemically modified for the immobilization of yeast alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) with an aim to increase its stability over a wide pH range, prolong its activity upon storage, and enhance its reusability. The strategy for immobilization involved functionalization of the fibrous carrier with chloropropinoyl chloride followed by amination with ethylenediamine. Tethering of the ADH enzyme to the PVA scaf...
Source: Biotechnology Reports - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Authors: Sánchez-Sandoval Y, Melero S Abstract Although adoptive families have been shown to provide a protective context for human development, some adopted children and adolescents are at increased risk for psychological adjustment problems. On the other hand, little is known about psychological adjustment of young adult adoptees. The aim of this study is to analyze the mental health and legal substance consumption (tobacco and alcohol) of young adults (n = 134) who were domestically adopted by Spanish families. Young adults showed significantly worse scores on the Symptom Check-List-90-R (Derogatis, 1975)...
Source: The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Orthopsychiatry Source Type: research
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news
A recent update of the Italian Road Traffic Law (RTL 41/2016), established severe penal sanctions when drivers, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs (DUID), are involved in road accident that results in death or injuries. A study was carri...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Conclusions: In its present form, this method of data collection was not feasible within these AoD residential services. Greater resources are likely required to improve the utility and acceptability of this method.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is a need to enhance educational efforts to improve all clinicians' understanding of alcohol use disorders. The various stakeholders involved should collaborate closely to improve the quality of care rendered to these patients.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018 Source:Food Hydrocolloids, Volume 83 Author(s): Ranran Chang, Liu Xiong, Man Li, Jing Liu, Yanfei Wang, Haihua Chen, Qingjie Sun Debranched starch (DBS) has attracted immense interest from the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries as a versatile ingredient. Herein, we firstly developed a simple fractionation method using an edible alcohol solution to separate DBS of different degrees of polymerization (DP). These DBSs were separated from debranched waxy corn starch on the basis of their differential solubility in aqueous/ethanol solutions of different volumetric ratios (1:1.5 and 1:3...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Volume 129 Author(s): Sneha R. Bansode, Virendra K. Rathod The enzymatic synthesis of isoamyl butyrate possessing fruity banana flavour and under high demand in commercial market, is carried out under microwave irradiation. The influence of various reaction parameters was studied and optimised that drive the reaction under solvent free condition to achieve maximum yield. At temperature 60 °C, 1:2 mole ratio of butyric acid: isoamyl alcohol, 2 % (w/v) of lipase loading with 700 W microwave power, 95% conversion was obt...
Source: Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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