Tag Archives: alcohol

FDA Panel Approves Female Viagra ‘Flibanserin’ Finally, What Next?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recommended approval of flibanserin, the female Viagra, by a vote of 18-6, with riders associated with the approval, prompting many women organizations to welcome the move despite the risks associated with it. The male equivalent has as many as 25 drugs for sexual dysfunction and with this they hope to achieve gender equality. ...

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Protein Behind Alcoholism, Alcohol-Induced Heart, Liver Damage Identified

If there is a drug that can contain craving for alcohol, it would be a hit overnight throughout the world. That is precisely what Iowa University researchers are trying to discover and they are halfway through recently identifying the protein that causes the craving for alcohol called RGS6 (regulator of G protein that sends signals). The gene RGS6 also acts ...

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Alcohol Ads on Television a Cause of Binge Drinking Among Teenagers

A recent study finds that alcohol advertisements on television can trigger binge drinking among teenagers, whereas alcohol companies claim that it is not the advertisements that affect underage drinking but the culprits are parents and friends. The results of the survey conducted indicate that higher alcohol receptivity score among underage participants predicted the onset of drinking, binge drinking and hazardous ...

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Beer-digesting bacteria may help fight auto-immune disease: Study

Bacteria that helps us digest, develop prebiotic medicines and the yeast that gives beer and bread their bubbles could also help in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, say researchers. The findings could accelerate the development of prebiotic medicines to help people suffering from bowel problems and autoimmune diseases, new findings said. For over 7,000 ...

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Smoking Can Hamper Treatment for Alcoholism

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind. According to the findings by the University of Buffalo’ Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) in the US, people who smoke have shorter stays in alcohol treatment programmes than non-smokers and ...

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Drink Red Wine, Prevent Head, Neck Cancer

  Researchers have found that a compound known as resveratrol in red wine and grape skin may help in preventing you from head and neck cancer. Alcohol damages cells and resveratrol kills damaged cells, says a scientist who studied red wine and its relationship to preventing cancer. Alcohol bombards our genes. The body has ways to repair this cell damage ...

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