Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
July 25, 2006
by Helen Chickering, NBC news
Smoking and drinking - two habits that often go hand in hand. Now research in animals is shedding light on the cigarette-drink connection. Researchers at Texas A&M found evidence that nicotine reduces blood alcohol concentrations, suggesting drinkers who smoke may not feel the effects as much as those who don't light up.
Relatives may be another risk factor that reduces the response to alcohol. While it's known that alcoholism can run in families, research out of the university of California San Diego finds a person's response to alcohol is affected by the number of alcoholic relatives in the family.
The more alcoholics in the family, the more drinks it takes to get a buzz. The researchers say the finding is important - because it could lead to strategies to detect hi-risk drinkers early, and to help prevent them from becoming alcoholics.
And finally, evidence that the most common drug treatment for alcohol addiction - Naltrexone - may actually encourage - instead of suppress - the urge to drink in some people.
Scientists at the medical university of South Carolina say heavy drinkers with certain gene variations wanted to drink more when taking the drug, suggesting that a person's genetic make-up may help determine their response to the therapy.
Researchers stress that Naltrexone works in most people. They say the gene finding might help lead to the creation of custom therapies designed to work with a person's individual genetic make-up.