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A preference for sweet treats might be associated with binge drinking and alcoholism, a new study reveals. Researchers at the Indiana Alcohol Research Center and Indiana University School of Medicine found that participants with a sweet tooth were likely to drink more alcohol...

source: MyAddiction.com

A study by researchers at the University of Chicago suggests that recovering alcoholics have impaired stress responses that lead to cognitive problems. A group of 48 male alcoholics detoxifying in hospital were compared to 30 non-alcoholic controls in a test of stress hormone...

source: Toronto NewsFIX

Regular marijuana use in adolescence, but not adulthood, may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and may increase the risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a recent preclinical study from the University of Maryland...

source: Health Canal

Justin Trudeau's statement in favour of legalizing pot sparked a significant amount of political chatter. But political observers are split on whether this stance is likely to buy the Liberals any more votes in the next election. "I don't think many people will vote on the...

source: CBC News

Experts have discovered that the hangover — technically the symptoms left behind after alcohol levels in the blood return to zero — impairs brain function. "The symptoms of an alcohol hangover are not just physiological — they affect cognitive functioning...

source: New Zealand Herald

Alcohol consumption has little impact on key markers used to monitor the health of individuals with HIV, Swiss research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes shows. The study involved...

source: Aidsmap


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