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Alcohol

Researchers pinpoint neurons that tell the brain when to stop drinking

June 27, 2016
Activation of D2 neurons could discourage alcoholics from wanting another drink

Deconstructing alcohol: How does it travel through the body?

March 14, 2016
One alcoholic drink touches every organ in your body within an hour

For both men and women, pregnancy and alcohol are toxic mix

March 1, 2016
Drinking habits of both the mother and father may cause problems for children

Excessive alcohol and the long-term effects on your body

October 7, 2015

Although some forms of drinking have been proven to have positive effects on your health, excessive, heavy drinking can internally wreak havoc for the long-term.

Alcoholism: A step toward a treatment

September 2, 2015
A population of neurons influences whether one drink leads to two

Cheers to your health: How alcohol affects your body

May 6, 2015

Summer is just around the corner, which means parties, vacations and holidays. With these fun, relaxing events, it’s not uncommon to unwind and celebrate with a drink in hand. Moderation is key in most things, but is especially important when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages. A couple of drinks can leave you feeling in a comfortable place, but have you ever wondered what effects overindulging in alcohol can have on your body immediately, or even a few years down the line?

New research may lead to better outcomes for children born with fetal alcohol syndrome

April 1, 2015

As few as one to two episodes of binge drinking in the first trimester of pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. The Texas A&M College of Medicine is participating in an international study that is trying to determine if it is possible to predict the severity of fetal alcohol syndrome in infants by studying a marker in the blood of the mother.