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Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Consuming super-sized, flavored alcoholic beverages greatly increases underage drinkers’ risk of injury, a new study finds.
“These findings raise important concerns about the popularity and use of [flavored alcohol beverages] among youth,” wrote Alison Albers of Boston University School of Public Health and colleagues.
“This is particularly true for the […]

Hispanics May Develop Alcoholic Liver Disease Earlier

February 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hispanics may develop alcoholic liver disease at an earlier age than whites or blacks, according to a new study that links ethnicity and drinking-related liver problems.
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) includes conditions such as alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis. It’s is a common cause of liver […]

YouTube Videos of Drunkenness Don’t Show Alcohol’s Harms

February 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — YouTube videos of drunkenness are popular, but fail to show the harms of too much drinking, a new study finds.
“There has been little research examining Internet-based, alcohol-related messaging,” study author Dr. Brian Primack, director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, said […]

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Among people who use illicit drugs, those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) start using them one to two years earlier in their youth than those without the disorder, a new study finds.
The findings show the need to begin substance use prevention programs at an earlier age among teens with […]

Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found.
It’s generally believed that overall alcohol consumption is the major contributor to cirrhosis. But these new findings suggest that how often you pour yourself a cocktail or beer — as well as recent drinking — plays […]

Lung Transplants From Heavy Drinkers Linked to Higher Complication Risk

January 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung transplant recipients who receive lungs from donors who were heavy drinkers may be much more likely to develop a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests.
The study included 173 lung transplant patients. One-quarter of them received lungs from heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking is defined as more than three […]

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person’s odds for heart failure, a new study reveals.
The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of wine, beer and/or spirits per week will see their […]

TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between the number of TV ads for alcohol a teen views, and their odds for problem drinking.
Higher “familiarity” with booze ads “was associated with the subsequent onset of drinking across a range of outcomes of varying severity among adolescents and young adults,” […]

Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens

January 16, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep raises teens’ risk of alcohol and drug problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 American teens that was collected in three separate waves: 1994-95, 1996 and 2001-02.
The findings appear in the February online issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental […]

Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study

January 16, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests.
The study, of nearly 27,000 U.S. adults, found that among current drinkers, about 43 percent were on prescription medications that interact with alcohol. Depending on […]


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