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NIH-funded study shows how the brain can limit binge drinking

New research funded by the National Institutes of Health shows how elements of the brain’s stress and reward pathways can interact to suppress binge alcohol drinking. The finding, now online in the
Categories: alcohol, General, health

Medication might curb abusive drinking in young people

Young people who drink abusively consume less and suffer fewer consequences from alcohol if they take naltrexone, a Yale School of Medicine study shows. While the drug the did not reduce how often
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse, General

Yale study: Low risk for small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy

Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to a range of developmental problems and birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome, low birth weight, and preterm delivery, but a
Categories: alcohol, pregnancy

Yale study: Heavy-drinking smokers have harder time quitting

Though smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all, a study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine
Categories: alcohol, smoking
Anheuser-Busch InBev Eyes Potential Purchase Of Rival Miller

CDC: Not all excessive drinkers are alcoholics

Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the
Categories: alcohol, health
13-year-old Syncere Klock (center) with his mother and Sister Theresa from the Daughter of Charity of the Most Precious Blood Teen Center in Bridgeport and Cindy McGuire, Fitness Director at The Watermark at 3030 Park.

Bridgeport boy honored for efforts in preventing drug and alcohol abuse

The Watermark at 3030 Park recently hosted a special ceremony honoring Syncere Klock, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Luis Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport, who was named as the senior living

State teen health report: Alcohol use down, but access to drugs is high

Alcohol use,  and some risky sexual behaviors are on the decline among Connecticut teens, according to a new report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. But the report also shows that

State unveils plan to fight chronic disease

Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health released its new chronic disease prevention and health promotion plan, Live Healthy Connecticut. The plan identifies ambitious yet achievable goals in

Liver disease from alcohol more common in those with HIV, hepatitis

Advanced liver disease caused by alcohol consumption was more prevalent among people infected with HIV and the hepatitis virus, a new study has found. The study, which involved researchers from the
Categories: alcohol, health, HIV
Actress Glenn Close will be featured in a new mental health awareness campaign being used by the Primary Care Action Group, a local coalition of hospitals, mental health agencies and other health resources in Greater Bridgeport.

Students, Glenn Close featured in mental health campaign

Student videos about mental health may be coming soon to your inbox, as part of am awareness campaign being launched this May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Members of the Primary Care Action