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Finland lets stores sell stronger drinks, health chiefs complain
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish lawmakers narrowly voted on Friday to let grocery stores sell stronger alcoholic drinks, after months of public debate pitting supporters of drinker's rights against health campaigners. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Personal and contextual factors in substance abuse treatment among racial and ethnic minorities: studies from the NIDA clinical trials network - Burlew AK, Sanchez K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of mortality rate from alcohol and illicit drug abuse in Iran - Ghoreishi SMS, Shahbazi F, Mirtorabi SD, Ghadirzadeh MR, Hashemi Nazari SS.
This study investigated the epidemiology of mortality due to the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An artificial neural network for movement pattern analysis to estimate blood alcohol content level - Gharani P, Suffoletto B, Chung T, Karimi HA.
Impairments in gait occur after alcohol consumption, and, if detected in real-time, could guide the delivery of "just-in-time" injury prevention interventions. We aimed to identify the salient features of gait that could be used for estimating blood alcoho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of substance use among health care students in Nepal: a cross sectional study - Panthee B, Panthee S, Gyawali S, Kawakami N.
BACKGROUND: Substance use among health care students threatens professional standards and the delivery of quality services, potentially placing the public at risk. Therefore, our study aims to determine the prevalence and correlates associated with substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Structural factors affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders in community-based substance use treatment: Treatment provider perspectives - Chang JS, Sorensen JL, Masson CL, Shopshire MS, Hoffman K, McCarty D, Iguchi M.
In this study, we analyzed factors that shape API experiences accessing and engaging in community-based treatment from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Giving under 14s wine doesn't prevent binge drinking
Parents are risking their child's health by offering them wine with their meal according to a new report. According to experts it is a myth that giving under-14s alcohol prevents them from binge drinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time-Varying Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Depression
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Size Of Wine Glasses Has Grown Significantly
BOSTON (CBS) – Remember how the Grinch’s heart “grew three sizes that day”? Well, the size of your wine glass has grown much more than that. Researchers in England have found that wine glass capacity has increased nearly seven-fold since the early 1700s. Three hundred years ago, wine glasses could hold about two ounces of liquid. Now the average wine glass holds about 15 ounces. The researchers point to a number of historical factors that may be responsible like removal of excise taxes and automated glass production. They also say some people get more pleasure drinking from a larger glass. And bar a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Wine Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse: Craving Scores, Predict Relapse Risk Alcohol Abuse: Craving Scores, Predict Relapse Risk
Scores on an alcohol craving assessment scale, combined with early-age drinking, are reliable predictors of long-term relapse risk after discharge from an alcohol addiction treatment program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

In U.K., Bigger Wine Glasses for Bigger Thirsts
A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALAN COWELL Tags: Wines Cambridge University Great Britain Alcoholic Beverages Bars and Nightclubs British Medical Journal Glassware Marteau, Theresa M. Source Type: news

Drinking More Wine These Days? Your Glass May Be to Blame
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic treatment approach in reducing violence and alcohol abuse among families in Zambia: study protocol of the Violence and Alcohol Treatment (VATU) trial - Kane JC, Skavenski Van Wyk S, Murray SM, Bolton P, Melendez F, Danielson CK, Chimponda P, Munthali S, Murray LK.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an urgent global health problem. Root causes for VAWG include the individual- and family-level factors of alcohol abuse, mental health problems, violence exposure, and related adverse experiences. Few ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity and intimate partner violence among women who inject drugs in Europe: a cross-sectional study - Tirado-Mu ñoz J, Gilchrist G, Fischer G, Taylor A, Moskalewicz J, Giammarchi C, Köchl B, Munro A, Dabrowska K, Shaw A, Di Furia L, Leeb I, Hopf C, Torrens M.
This study determined the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity and intimate partrner violence (IPV), and factors associated with psychiatric comorbidity among WWID recruited f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevention of pediatric pharmaceutical poisonings -
Pediatric poisoning remains a common, preventable childhood injury and incidence is on the rise. Child-resistant packaging has been shown to prevent pharmaceutical poisoning, but must be applied and used appropriately to be effective. Prescription drug use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Identifying gaps in the implementation of naloxone programs for laypersons in the United States - Lambdin BH, Zibbell J, Wheeler E, Kral AH.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic in the United States (US) continues to generate significant increases in morbidity and mortality with no sign of decline. Overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs are highly effective at preventing opioid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Housing and overdose: an opportunity for the scale-up of overdose prevention interventions? - Bardwell G, Collins AB, McNeil R, Boyd J.
North America is currently experiencing an overdose epidemic due to a significant increase of fentanyl-adulterated opioids and related analogs. Multiple jurisdictions have declared a public health emergency given the increasing number of overdose deaths. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Could cannabis liberalisation lead to wider changes in drug policies and outcomes? - Hughes B, Wiessing L, Des Jarlais D, Griffiths P.
Cannabis policies are changing in some countries. This may have consequences that extend beyond cannabis-specific outcomes, such as an impact on the consumption patterns of other substances. Changes in cannabis policies may also influence policy responses ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Body packing and intra-vaginal body pushing of cocaine: a case report - W.hade VK, Chikhalkar BG.
Drug trafficking is an international problem. The prevalence of drug trafficking and newer concealing methods has been ever increasing. Body packing is described as using the abdominal or pelvic cavity for concealing illegal drugs. Body pushers smuggle ill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol use and intimate partner violence among women and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa - Greene MC, Kane JC, Tol WA.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use is a well-documented risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV); however, the majority of research comes from high-income countries. METHODS: Using nationally representative data from 86 024 women that participated in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A case of unusual drug screening results - Chang BN, Smith MP.
A 27-year-old man was found unconscious in his car by police. He was taken to an outside hospital where results of his serum alcohol and initial urine drug screen were reportedly negative. On arrival to our hospital, the patient was awake, partially orient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Past 15-year trends in lifetime cocaine use among US high school students - Schneider KE, Krawczyk N, Xuan Z, Johnson RM.
BACKGROUND: Most recent research on adolescent drug use has focused on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Less is known about the recent epidemiology of adolescent cocaine use, which has serious health consequences. PURPOSE: To describe recent trends... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Let's get involved! The impact of service learning on drinking perceptions, alcohol use, and protective behaviors in college students - Flynn MA, Carter E, Craig C.
While there is mounting support for the efficacy of alcohol-based curriculum infusion (CI) programs, studies have yielded mixed results. Insufficient attention has been given to nuances in the types of CI. Using a two-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining the impact of alcohol and other drug education exposure on student alcohol consumption - Merianos AL, Barry AE.
This investigation examined the association between alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention/education programs and drinking behaviors among students aged 12 to 17 years. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Size does matter: wine glasses are seven times larger than they used to be
In the 1700s the average-sized wine glass could hold just 66ml of the tipple. Today it ’s not unusual to be handed a glass that holds almost half a litreOur Georgian and Victorian ancestors may have enjoyed a Christmas tipple but judging by the size of the glasses they used they probably drank less wine than we do today.Scientists at theUniversity of Cambridge have found that the capacity of wine glasses has ballooned nearly seven-fold over the past 300 years, rising most sharply in the last two decades in line with a surge in wine consumption.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent Tags: Alcohol Environment Food & drink UK news Health Life and style Society Wine Research Medical research Science Source Type: news

Go organic, inside and out while pregnant: Chemicals in personal care products can affect the development of your baby
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that a mixture of endocrine disrupting chemicals found in various industrial and food sources may affect fetal development among pregnant women. The researchers screened for up to 27 chemicals — including seven drugs, 14 industrial chemicals, and six sociocultural chemicals like alcohol or caffeine — as part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monitoring the Future
Since 1975 the MTF survey has annually measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender and Memory in Binge Drinking Adolescents Gender and Memory in Binge Drinking Adolescents
This study examined the effects of acute exposure to alcohol on learning and memory in adolescent men and women. Are females more vulnerable to the neurotoxic impact on cognition then males?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers
The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Teenagers and Adolescence Marijuana Youth National Institute on Drug Abuse Source Type: news

Social class and alcohol use by youth: different drinking behaviors, different associations? - Pape H, Rossow I, Andreas JB, Norstr öm T.
We examined whether a similar pattern was present among adolescents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reward system activation in response to alcohol advertisements predicts college drinking - Courtney AL, Rapuano KM, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF, Kelley WM.
In this study, we assess whether activation of the brain's reward system in response to alcohol advertisements is associated with college drinking. Previous research has established a relationship between exposure to alcohol marketing and undera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical marijuana laws and adolescent use of marijuana and other substances: alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs, and other illicit drugs - Cerd á M, Sarvet AL, Wall M, Feng T, Keyes KM, Galea S, Hasin DS.
We examined the relationship between state MML and use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pre-drinking and the temporal gradient of intoxication in a New Zealand nightlife environment - Cameron MP, Roskruge MJ, Droste N, Miller PG.
OBJECTIVE: We measured changes in the average level of intoxication over time in the nighttime economy and identified the factors associated with intoxication, including pre-drinking. METHOD: A random intercept sample of 320 pedestrians (105 women;... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pediatric poisonings: the risk of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals - Hines EQ.
Every week in the United States, 56% of children younger than age 18 years and 82% of adults take at least one medication. Nonprescription medications, including acetaminophen and ibuprofen, are among the most commonly used pharmaceuticals across all age g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An outstanding plan of attack, but how do we fund it? A commentary on Zemore et al. (2018) - Caetano R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The new drugs and the sea: the phenomenon of narco-terrorism - Santacroce R, Bosio E, Scioneri V, Mignone M.
Use of psychoactive substances and drug trafficking for funding purposes is a well-known practice acted by terrorist groups. Europe appears to be more and more involved in this mechanism, as both an active and passive element, and increased attention shoul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Woman in critical condition from liver failure can't get transplant due to protocols
The family of an Indigenous rights advocate from Newfoundland is considering legal action against an Ontario organ transplant agency after she was denied access to a liver transplant wait list based on a history of alcohol use disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Explore the all NEW Executive Education and Strategic Alliances Division within the School of Nursing.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PhD opportunity: Sexually dimorphic development of the human fetal brain: critical role in the programming of neurodevelopmental disorders
Location:College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Glasgow, United KingdomSalary:A stipend of£14,553& tuition feesClosing Date:10 January 2018 Supervisors: Dr Michelle Bellingham, Dr Amanda Drake, Prof Paul A. FowlerProject details: The fetal environment plays a key role in programming normal brain development in the womb. Maternal lifestyle factors such as malnutrition, obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with altered brain development and behaviour, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and anxiet...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liberia:Aids, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing
[New Dawn] Geneva -Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, are responsible for 70% of all deaths. There is incontrovertible evidence that tobacco use, inactivity, unhealthy diets, and excessive alcohol consumption increase the odds of dying prematurely from an NCD. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Raising one particular tax just might have a public health benefit. The tax in question? States'alcohol excise tax. In the United States, those taxes have not kept pace with inflation, which could limit their public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What can we learn from alcohol-related YouTube videos? - Bedendo A, Lucas Dos Santos E, Noto AR.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Understanding the context of romantic partner relational victimization: links between relationship satisfaction, depressive symptoms, and alcohol-related problems - Dibello AM, Preddy TM, Øverup CS, Neighbors C.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine links across romantic partner relational victimization, depressive symptoms, and drinking problems during young adulthood. We were interested in evaluating depression as a mediator of the association betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The future of research on alcohol-related disparities across U.S. racial/ethnic groups: a plan of attack - Zemore SE, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Mulia N, Kerr WC, Ehlers CL, Cook WK, Martinez P, Lui C, Greenfield TK.
OBJECTIVE: Research suggests striking disparities in alcohol use, problems, and treatment across racial/ethnic groups in the United States. However, research on alcohol-related disparities affecting racial/ethnic minorities remains in its developmental sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Examination of cross-sectional associations of neighborhood deprivation and alcohol outlet density with hazardous drinking using a twin design - Rhew IC, Kosterman R, Duncan GE, Mair C.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and alcohol outlet density are associated with hazardous drinking using a co-twin design to control for confounding because of genetic and shared environment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Erosion of state alcohol excise taxes in the United States - Naimi TS, Blanchette JG, Xuan Z, Chaloupka FJ.
OBJECTIVE: In the United States, excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for 88,000 deaths annually and cost $249 billion, or $2.05 per drink, in 2010. Specific excise taxes, the predominant form of alcohol taxation in the United States, are based on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drinking motives and alcohol use: the SERVe Study of U.S. current and former service members - Mohr CD, McCabe CT, Haverly SN, Hammer LB, Carlson KF.
OBJECTIVE: Hazardous drinking in the armed forces is a significant problem. Alcohol use motivations, known risk factors for problem drinking, have been underexplored in this population. Our study extends knowledge about drinking motives among current and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cue reactivity essentials: event-related potentials during identification of visual alcoholic stimuli in social drinkers - Kroczek AM, Haeussinger FB, Hudak J, Vanes LD, Fallgatter AJ, Ehlis AC.
OBJECTIVE: Cue reactivity is an automatic reaction to alcohol-related cues, contributing to the maintenance of drinking behavior and relapse in alcohol dependency. The identification of valid cue-reactivity features is a prerequisite for its clinical appli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news