A new study by a researcher from Massey University suggests that consumption of alcohol after suffering an injury can extend the healing time of the wound. According to the study by lecturer Dr. Matt Barnes, who graduated with a PhD in Palmerston North, drinking alcohol when one has a soft tissue injury significantly increases recovery time. Barnes carried out several studies to investigate the link between alcohol and muscle recovery.
In a new study aimed at examining the association between overeating, binge eating and adverse outcomes such as overweight/obesity, depression, frequent binge drinking, marijuana use and other drug use, researchers have found that youngsters who overeat or binge eat, may be at increased risk of initiating use of marijuana and other drugs.
Contrary to earlier reports that "sex addiction" would be considered for an inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association reports that the condition does not make the cut as an official psychiatric disorder. The APA approved the latest version of its mental health handbook known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Dec. 1, and the new manual includes many new disorders such as hoarding and binge eating, reports The Huffington Post.
The home is a child's first school and his mother, the first teacher. A large part of a child's personality is already shaped even before he starts going to school. Also, irrespective of how much time a child spends in his school or with his classmates, his/her behavior and choices are to a great extent influenced by family environment. A new research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the Pennsylvania State University suggests that parental involvement matters much more than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children, according to a report in Medical Xpress.
In today's day and age, it seems practically impossible to imagine life without cellphones. Even if we have relatives residing in another corner of the world, we know that they are just a call away. Cellphones are undoubtedly a part of our lives and more than anything, one of the most significant necessities. While the adults of this generation have accepted cellphones as a tool of communication and a way to ease life, the younger generation seems to take them more as a status symbol. Children as young as seven have mobile phones these days and yes, they surely believe they can't live without one. A new Baylor University study suggests that cell phone addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and has compared it with the likes of compulsive buying and credit card misuse.
A new study suggests that easy accessibility to alcohol may be responsible for some people drinking too often. According to the study by researchers from Finland, having a bar close to one's house may encourage people to overindulge. The study that involved the follow-up of 55,000 Finnish adults for a span of 7 years, found that people who moved to localities with a bar close by, tended to start drinking more often. Apparently, for someone moving every one kilometer closer to the bar, the probability of them becoming heavy drinkers increased by 17 percent.
Salvia, a herbal drug which is legal and commonly available in many countries, causes powerful hallucinations and has been linked to psychotic episodes. According to a new survey, the drug has been tried by about one in ten UK university students. In British universities, apparently, one in four students admitted to trying drugs that are legally available, and of them, 39 percent said they had experimented with salvia, one of the most powerful hallucinogenic herbs.
Seeing people bite their nails is not an uncommon sight. People bite their nails in excitement, fear, nervousness, or most of the times, for no reason at all. As benign as it may seem, an attempt to quit an addiction to nail biting can be even harder than quitting cigarettes. While biting nails is not painful to the person, if overdone, it can cause bleeding and pain that lasts for 2-3 days or even cause an infection. The news may upset a few habitual nail biters, but apparently, medical experts are now planning to change its classification from a mere habit to a full-fledged obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Everyone dreads old age. No one wants wrinkled skin, bad sight, diminishing body strength, and worst of all, the plethora of diseases that entail old age. A new study suggests that life can really begin at 40, if only one could quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and workout. In other words, simply follow a healthy lifestyle. Researchers conducted a study for 16 years that looked at the benefits of certain good habits that one could have during old age.
A new study suggests that binge drinking, a trend more commonly practiced by Young people these days could not only damage the brain within months, it could also turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers.
A new study suggests that some people residing in disadvantaged neighborhoods could be at more risk of problem drinking, although it could depend on their race and gender.
There are many dos and don'ts of parenting, and drinking while parenting is certainly a big no-no. But in what can be called a "shocking" finding, about one-fifth of Britain's mothers and fathers believe drinking alcohol actually helps them be a better parent.
Parenting is certainly not easy. Among a million things that a parent needs to take care of, one of the most important areas that a parent needs to be alert about is to keep their children away from addiction of any sort. And these days, addiction is not limited to substance abuse, but also extends to addiction of electronic gadgets and the internet.
After a recent study by Purdue University sociologist which revealed that teenagers and young adults are less likely to smoke when faced with restaurant smoking bans, a new study by researchers from Yale School of medicine reveals that bans on smoking in bars and restaurants, apart from reducing tobacco-related illnesses, may also reduce alcohol abuse.
Many parents let their children taste alcohol at an early age, thinking that it might discourage them from drinking when they reach their teenage. However, this belief is wrong, claims a new study.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.