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October 1, 2014
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UCLA-led study shows intoxication played bigger role in suicide deaths during economic downturn

People who committed suicide during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 were more likely to have been legally intoxicated at the time than those who committed suicide during other recent years, according to research led by UCLA professor Mark … Continue reading

May 20, 2013
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Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men

Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week’s … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Mercy Cards

Alum’s idea could revolutionize how the world helps the homeless On a single night in January this year 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … Continue reading

November 10, 2012
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Questions for Robert Miranda Jr.: Parenting Cuts Genetic Risk of Teen Drinking

In a new study, addiction researchers found that attentive parenting can overcome a genetic predisposition to alcohol use disorder among teens. Although further research is needed, says lead author Robert Miranda Jr., parents can have an impact if they “closely … Continue reading

June 16, 2012
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Sexual Orientation Fluctuation Correlated to Alcohol Misuse, MU Researcher Finds

Understanding this phenomenon could improve psychological support systems for sexual minorities and help young people avoid alcohol problems. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Many young adults explore and define their sexual identity in college, but that process can be stressful and lead … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Feelings of Immaturity Accompany Alcohol Misuse into Adulthood, Say MU Researchers

*Discovery Could Improve Substance Abuse Treatment* COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tipping back one too many cocktails during an individual’s early 20s doesn’t correlate to a personal sense of immaturity; however if this habit doesn’t stop as they reach age 30, young … Continue reading

August 31, 2011
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Smokers with Mental Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Problems Need Doctors’ Help to Quit

Smokers who also have alcohol, drug and mental disorders would benefit greatly from smoking-cessation counseling from their primary care physicians and would be five times more successful at kicking the habit, a study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer … Continue reading