Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

May 2, 2016

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The more teens see alcohol brands on TV shows, the greater the chances they’ll choose those brands, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at alcohol product placement on 10 popular TV shows. They found an average of two placements per episode. Some shows had more than 13 alcohol brand […]


Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

April 29, 2016

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, researchers say.
The Boston University researchers surveyed more than 1,000 alcohol users, aged 13 to 20, and found that just over 20 percent had consumed jello […]


‘You’ve Got Cancer’ Can Take Devastating Mental Toll

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A cancer diagnosis is dreaded by all, and a new study details the psychological damage it often leaves in its wake for patients.
The Swedish study found much higher rates of anxiety, depression and even drug and alcohol abuse for those who’ve been told “you have cancer,” compared […]


Here’s How Alcohol and Processed Meat Can Boost Your Cancer Risk

April 21, 2016

A new review concludes that in the U.S., about one in seven stomach cancer cases could be prevented if people drank less and did not eat processed meat.


Alcohol Sales Dropped After Maryland Raised Liquor Tax

April 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol sales fell in Maryland following an increase in the sales tax, according to a finding that suggests the tactic could work in other U.S. states.
The alcohol tax rose from 6 percent to 9 percent in 2011, and liquor sales subsequently fell 5 percent, the study found. Meanwhile, […]


Underweight or Obese Women Who Drink and Smoke May Have Higher Asthma Risk

April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have pinpointed several factors that increase asthma risk in women and — to a lesser extent — in men.
They analyzed data from about 175,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 in 51 countries. They found that underweight or obese women who drank […]


Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes

March 21, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — More than 40 percent of young, low-income transgender women with a history of unsafe sexual behavior struggle with at least one serious mental health issue and/or substance abuse problem, a small study suggests.
Nearly 20 percent have two or more serious mental health diagnoses, the […]


Breathalyzer-Locked Car Ignitions Are Saving Lives, Study Says

March 17, 2016

By Carole Tanzer MillerHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Ignition devices that prevent driving after drinking significantly reduce alcohol-related crash deaths, a new study finds.
Essentially in-car breathalyzers, the “ignition interlocks” led to a 15 percent decline in alcohol-related deaths in 18 states that required them for anyone convicted of drunken driving, the researchers […]


Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds

March 16, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Medical students may be more at risk for problem drinking, a new study says, citing burnout and school debt as two possible reasons why.
“Our findings clearly show there is reason for concern,” said study senior author Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, an internist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. […]


Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders

February 25, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The many behavioral problems experienced by children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders require early attention, a new research review suggests.
This group of health problems — caused by mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy — may include anxiety, aggression, inattention and more, the researchers found.
They analyzed published studies and identified […]



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