Miscellaneous News Links
about Alcohol, Medications, Mental Health, and other issues
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12/16/02 Alcohol Industry Sued for Marketing to Children

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked to Atrophy of the Brain

12/3/2003 A Lawsuit Against "Big Alcohol" for Advertising to Underage Drinkers

12/1/03 AWOL: Alcohol high with no hangover

11/17/03 Even a Little Alcohol Affects the Brain

9/5/03 US Study: Millions of New Substance Abusers

9/2/03 Leave No Child Behind Means Make 'em Vanish Commentary by Bill Mahr

8/6/03 Debate over safety of SSRI anti-depressants

7/31/03 Critical Period of Addiction Vulnerability in Adolescents

7/22/03 Report Calls for Coherent Mental Health System

4/4/03 Neighborhoods Influence Alcohol Sales

4/2/03: African American Drinking Patterns More Deadly

3/25/03: Brain Region Connected to Alcoholism More research on neurology of alcoholism

7/2/02: Alcohol and the GABA Synapse New brain research on alcoholism

6/17/02: Scientists hope for alcoholism cure

6/13/02: NIH reports ADHD is underestimated

5/7/02: Placebos work to help depression

4/20/02: Binge Drinking Damages the Brain

4/12/02: Neuroscience Discovery of Missing Link

3/19/02: Ecstasy may affect developing fetus

3/13/02: UN warning on child mental health

3/13/02: Alcohol researchers find genetic locus of human brain wave

1/20/02: Drinking May Alter Thyroid Function

1/12/02: Millions of underage persons will be exposed to hard liquor ads

1/12/02: Yet more evidence that many drugs cause same addiction

1/12/02: Father's Love Influences Drug Abuse

1/12/02: Conduct Disorder May Increase Drinking Risk

1/12/02: Precocious Puberty and CNS Findings

10/16/01: Drunk drivers often have mental disorders

10/11/01: Cocaine, Pregnancy and Risk of Intrauterine Death

10/10/01: US teen smoking down; alcohol, drug use stable

10/2/01: Drug May Stop Brain Shrinkage - A study of primates' brains says a European drug seems to counter a worrisome side effect of major depression - the shrinking of an important region of the brain.

9/28/01: Amygdala's Inner Workings Researchers gain new insights into this structure's emotional connections

9/25/01: Children Should Be Checked for Lead Poisoning

8/18/01: New Understanding Of A Key Control Mechanism In The Brain

7/31/01: Fetal Nicotine or Cocaine Exposure: Which is Worse?

7/31/01 Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Are Subtle But Significant

7/27/01: Evidence for a gender-related effect of alcoholism on brain volumes

7/27/01:Dangers of psychiatric drugs rise with heat

News Stories Prior to 7/25/01:

Brain growth adds to turbulent teen years

Childhood Abuse and Neglect Causes Changes to Brain

Violence and Aggression

Adults with ADHD

Brain Imbalance Linked to Alcoholism

FAS Research Articles
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center