THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking.
A team led by Jose Iparraguirre, chief economist at the British charity Age UK, found […]
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) —
People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests.
Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, as well as other psychiatric disorders.
Study co-author Dawei Li, an assistant professor of microbiology and […]
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests.
Researchers recruited 12 people being treated for alcoholism for the study. The volunteers went through a week-long detoxification program and then did two sessions of virtual reality therapy a week for five weeks.
MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds.
Powdered alcohol was approved in March by U.S. regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll’s authors said.
The products, which will be sold in pouches, will be available in flavors […]
THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Underage drinking in the United States is declining. But, alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among American children, federal researchers reported Thursday.
The rate of current drinking (within the last month) among youngsters aged 12 to 20 fell from 29 percent in 2002 to 23 percent […]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated, a new study found.
Alcohol use disorders are among the most common mental health problems […]
By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that as a state’s alcohol laws get tougher, teen drinking rates drop — even if the laws are targeting adults and not teens.
“Nobody’s ever looked to see how policies explain big differences between kids’ drinking among different states,” said study co-author Dr. […]
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.
The research suggests that about a billion people — more than 20 percent of the world’s adult population — smoke, and 240 million, or almost 5 percent, suffer […]
MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.
Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new study.
The studies, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, were scheduled for presentation Monday […]