Tough Economy, Alcohol Fuels Suicide Risk in Men: Study

May 26, 2016

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Heavy drinking may fuel the risk of suicide among men when the economy is sinking, new research suggests.
Previous studies found a link between increased suicide risk among Americans and economic downturns. So, investigators from the University of California, Los Angeles decided to examine the role alcohol plays in […]

1.2 Million U.S. College Students Boozing on Average Day

May 26, 2016

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When they’re not hitting the books, many U.S. college students are hitting the bars or getting high, a new government report shows.
About 1.2 million full-time college students, aged 18 to 22, drink alcohol, and nearly 704,000 use marijuana on an average day, researchers from the U.S. Substance Abuse […]

Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink, Study Finds

May 25, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People infected with hepatitis C are more likely to be current or former heavy drinkers, a new study suggests.
Unfortunately, alcohol may accelerate the liver damage associated with the virus, the researchers added.
Adults with hepatitis C were three times more likely to have five or more drinks daily […]

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.
Women were also more likely than men to cite sexual assault as a motive for drink spiking — where someone secretly adds alcohol or drugs to another person’s […]

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

May 20, 2016

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The boys of “Animal House” and “Neighbors” may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.
As Brown University researcher Lori Scott-Sheldon put it: “Current intervention methods appear to have limited effectiveness in reducing alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems among fraternity and […]

Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The reason alcoholics struggle to stop smoking may be because their heavy drinking speeds up how quickly their body breaks down nicotine, a new study suggests.
“Our study showed that chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be one […]

Getting Married May Help Protect Against Alcoholism, Particularly in High-Risk Families

May 18, 2016

Married people are less likely to have drinking problems than single people, and that protective effect is particularly strong among those with a family history of alcoholism.

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 […]


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