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Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age

Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The research demonstrates that although cohort studies--the type of observational... Continue Reading →

What causes alcohol-induced blackouts?

One minute you’re enjoying a nice buzz, the next your brain stops recording events that are taking place. The result can mean having vague or no memory of a time period ranging anywhere from a few minutes up to several... Continue Reading →

It’s All in Your Head: Brain Protein Targeted for Alcoholism Cure

A protein in the brain that binds to alcohol could be the key to curing alcoholism, reports UH College of Pharmacy medicinal chemist Joydip Das in eNeuro, a journal of the Society for Neuroscience. The protein, called MUNC 13-1, plays a pivotal role in... Continue Reading →

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