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More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

October 27, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have [...]


Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

October 21, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study.
But binge drinking didn’t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, according to the study. In fact, when young adult women drank [...]


Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

October 21, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study.
But binge drinking didn’t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, according to the study. In fact, when young adult women drank [...]


Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study

October 6, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Health professionals treating a substance abuser with a severe mental illness often aren’t sure which problem to tackle first to reduce the risk of violence.
A new study suggests that treating substance abuse at the outset is more likely to reduce violent acts by people with severe mental illness.
“We [...]


A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling.
The study, reported this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, included more than 700 social drinkers in their 20s. It found that drinking significantly [...]


Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

September 30, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report.
Both boys and girls were more likely to smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol and get poor grades after they endured a blow [...]


Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study

September 23, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests.
The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention efforts aimed at teens to include those who already [...]


Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

September 2, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed 2007 to 2011 data gathered from more than 7,400 U.S. high school seniors who said they had used alcohol or marijuana at least once.
The investigators found that drinking alcohol was [...]


So-Called ‘Half a Glass’ Rule May Prevent Drinking Too Much Wine

August 28, 2014

Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study.


Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds.
Researchers analyzed 66 studies that included nearly 18,000 people 25 and younger, many of whom were at high risk for drinking problems. Participants in 49 studies attended a single one-on-one counseling session, while participants [...]



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