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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Had '20 Drinks a Day' While Wrestling

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:59

About a month ago, the wrestling world was in shock. Ric Flair was hospitalized, with 'tough medical issues', and fans around the world were getting seriously worried.

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How binge-drinking in college could affect the rest of your life

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:37

Researchers found that each individual episode of student binge-drinking during a month-long period lowers the odds of attaining full-time employment upon graduation by 1.4%. Heavy drinking just six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10%, according to researchers at Tel Aviv University and Cornell University published in the peer-reviewed academic journal " Journal of Applied Psychology ."

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Caregivers draw support by mapping their relationships

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:43

Every time Jacque Pearson tried to devise a plan to move her 81-year-old dad, who has Alzheimer's, from his home in Boise, Idaho, to hers in Denver, she felt stuck. Then, two weeks ago, she had a breakthrough.

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Community Services Board expanding substance abuse services

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:19

The Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board is adding to its ways of helping people who want to kick a drug or alcohol addiction. The board has launched a new intensive outpatient service for people who could benefit from a regimen of random drug screens and three-hour psychological therapy sessions at least three times a week, said program clinical manager Luxtracia Gregory.

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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:55

A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias.

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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:55

A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias.

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Letter to the Editor: On what the media won't cover about Jeffny Pally's death

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:36

Regarding the death of Jeffny Pally , there is an aspect of the case that the Courant article does not explore, namely, that Pally was not just a UConn student, but she was also a UConn employee on Special Payroll who worked as a Resident Assistant. Such carefully- selected staff live with students in dorms, specifically to safeguard their well-being and to enforce all federal, state and local laws, as well as the UConn Student Code.

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Binge drinking in college could lower odds of attaining full-time employment upon graduation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:58

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology . Previous studies were unable to determine the precise effect of alcohol consumption on first-time employment.

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Researchers switch off impulse to drink alcohol by blocking immune system

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:58

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening. In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

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Ric Flair Speaks About Alcoholism, Near-Death Experience in People TV Interview

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:39

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is speaking out about his battle with alcoholism and his recent near-death experience after being hospitalized. .@RicFlairNatrBoy on his legendary career, his battle with alcoholism and how it lead to a near death experience: https://t.co/uz93pedllP https://t.co/YU0GCrTVQW hospitalization.

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Tom Price blasted government use of private jets, now regularly uses them for domestic travel

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:08

Despite slashing HHS budgets in the name of fiscal responsibility, the secretary seems willing to make an exception for himself. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday September 15, 2017, in Media, Pennsylvania.

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Ontario pilot program will lift six-months-sober rule for liver transplant patients

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:20

Following a widow's legal challenge, Ontario will temporarily lift a policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be considered for a liver transplant. Debra Selkirk, whose husband Mark died in 2010 after being refused a liver transplant, filed the constitutional challenge against the six-months-sober rule in 2015.

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WA considers minimum price on alcohol

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:35

The West Australian government is considering imposing a floor price on takeaway alcohol but the premier says there will be community consultation. The West Australian government is considering enforcing a minimum price on takeaway booze to stop people getting hammered on cheap alcohol.

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Milligan's push to revive bush healing 'dream'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:58

SHADOW Minister for Indigenous Affairs James Milligan is calling on the ACT government to honour its decade old commitment to develop a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for the ACT indigenous community. "Ten years ago, the ACT indigenous community dreamt of a residential rehabilitation facility that would help indigenous Canberrans overcome drug and alcohol addiction," he says.

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Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:01

But buried within that broad pattern were some ominous trends. The death rate from drug overdoses more than doubled, while that from opioids, specifically, more than tripled, said lead researcher Dr. Deborah Dowell.

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Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:08

A new study has shown that a certain drug may be able to switch off people's desire to drink alcohol during the evening. Scientists have discovered that the desire to drink alcohol varies with time of day and is strongest during the hours of dark.

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Cash boost for The Lookout

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:53

PHILANTHROPISTS: Matt and Bernadette Northeast, from Warrnambool's Northeast Stockdale and Leggo, have donated $10,000 to The Lookout residential rehabilitation centre fundraising drive. Picture: Rob Gunstone WARRNAMBOOL real estate agency Northeast Stockdale and Leggo has donated $10,000 to The Lookout fundraiser to build a residential rehabilitation centre.

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Bilger's Rocks to celebrate Recovery Day Saturday

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:23

A community recovery event will be held Saturday from 1-8 p.m. at Bilger's Rocks located at 1921 Bilger's Rocks Road, Grampian. "The day will celebrate all types of recovery.

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Ontario study to lift six-month-sober rule for liver transplant patients

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:15

Debra Selkirk's chances did not look good. Without a lawyer, without any legal training, she decided to take on the Ontario government in a constitutional fight over a difficult cause - whether patients should be denied desperately needed liver transplants because of their drinking.

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White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:23

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price looks on, at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday Sept. 15, 2017, in Media, Pa.

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