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Alcohol Can Distort Men’s Feelings of Empathy and Understanding of Irony

A new study suggests drinking too much alcohol can interfere with men’s feelings of empathy and understanding of irony. Chronic heavy drinking may damage parts of the brain involved in deciphering emotions and processing humor, the researchers say. …

Parental Monitoring Can Help Overcome Teens’ Genetic Predisposition to Drinking

Parents who closely monitor their teens’ behavior and friends can help counteract their children’s genetic predisposition to an alcohol use disorder, a new study indicates. …

Liquor Sold at State-Owned Stores Costs More

Liquor prices tend to be higher in states with a monopoly over liquor sales compared with states without control over alcohol prices, a new study finds. …

Living Near Bars May Increase Risk of Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests

Living near bars may increase the risk of heavy drinking, a new study suggests. …

Half of HIV Patients Skip Medications When They Drink Alcohol

About half of HIV patients skip taking their medication while they are drinking alcohol, a new study finds. The researchers say not taking the medication could endanger patients’ health. …

Two Medications Good First Option for Treating Alcoholism, Study Finds

An analysis of studies that evaluated two medications used to treat alcoholism concludes they are a good first option for people who want treatment but wish to avoid an inpatient program. …

Male Veterans More Likely Than Civilians to Seek Treatment for Heavy Alcohol Use

Male veterans with a history of heavy alcohol use are more likely than civilians to seek treatment. They are also more likely to report better overall health, and to be less depressed, according to a study presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. …

A Few Drinks a Day Can Affect Brain: Rat Study

A new study in rodents suggests that having a few drinks a day can adversely affect the brain. …

Alcohol’s Effects on Brain Can Begin to Subside Soon After Person Stops Drinking

Alcohol’s damaging effect on the brain can begin to subside two weeks after a person stops drinking, a new study suggests. Recovery may vary among different areas of the brain, the researchers say. …

Study Links Weight Loss Surgery With Increased Risk of Substance Abuse

A new study links weight loss surgery with an increased risk for substance abuse. The study found patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery were at increased risk for alcohol use after the procedure. …