Data on alcohol-related incidents show positive trends

Dartmouth has released its latest data on the number of alcohol-related incidents involving undergraduates on campus. The new information, which tracks incidents through the 2018-2019 academic year, is available on the Student Wellness Center website. “The data show several trends in desired directions, which is encouraging,” says Caitlin Barthelmes, director Continue Reading

Food and alcohol reduce activity in ‘hunger neurons’ via different brain pathways

How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards—food and alcohol—to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. Their findings were presented this week in Utrecht, Netherlands at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Continue Reading

Food and alcohol reduce activity in ‘hunger neurons’ via different brain pathways

How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards—food and alcohol—to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. Their findings were presented this week in Utrecht, Netherlands at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Continue Reading

Fetal alcohol syndrome is grossly under-reported: Researchers discover numbers up to 400% higher than previously thought in some regions

Around one in 20 children are prone to having fetal alcohol syndrome, new data compiled by the University of California, Berkeley, showed. Across different regions, the rates of fetal alcohol disorders are between 13 and 400 percent higher than previous records showed. To illustrate, between 11.3 and 50 out of every Continue Reading

Majority of people consider alcohol more harmful than marijuana, according to recent survey

As opinions differ regarding marijuana legalization all over the country, an important question is how amending the national marijuana policy can affect the use of other substances, such as alcohol. A new research study, conducted by researchers at North Carolina-based nonprofit organization RTI International conducted a survey of over 1,900 Continue Reading

Goldfish manufacture alcohol in their own cells to lower their biological freezing temperature in frigid waters

Goldfish fill their bodies with alcohol to survive for days (even months) in oxygen-free frozen water.  Evolutionary physiologists say that they have now discovered the mechanism in which the fish — and their wild relatives, the crucian carp — are able to live in an environment where most vertebrate animals Continue Reading