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 [...]
TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a woman drinks heavily during pregnancy, the harmful effects on her child’s brain development appear to continue over time, a new study indicates.
The findings point to a possible reason for the persistent attention and behavior problems experienced by children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the researchers [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests.
Overall, members of the military are more likely to consume alcohol. However, these researchers found that women respond differently to their experience in the military than men. This [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests.
Setbacks such as job loss, divorce and financial problems — all common for returning vets — may make as many [...]
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as others to develop severe memory problems later in life, according to a new study.
The British researchers said their findings could help doctors identify those at risk for memory problems who might benefit from [...]
WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who created worms that can’t get drunk say their research could lead to new ways to treat people with drinking problems.
The research team inserted a modified human alcohol target into the worms. An alcohol target is a nervous system molecule that binds alcohol. There are many types [...]
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who indulge in even a drink or two a day of wine or liquor may raise their odds for a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat, a new study suggests.
The study did not find a similar trend among moderate beer drinkers — they seemed to have no [...]
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The brands of alcohol favored by underage drinkers are the same ones that are heavily advertised in magazines read by young people, a new study reveals.
The findings provide further evidence that alcohol ads can encourage young people to drink. They also show that the alcohol industry’s voluntary advertising [...]