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 [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One in 10 deaths among U.S. adults is linked to excessive alcohol consumption, federal officials reported Thursday.
While people often link drinking with deaths from motor vehicle accidents and chronic liver disease, many other conditions that can cause death are tied to alcohol, said lead [...]
FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hard liquor, especially vodka, is chosen by nearly half of all underage binge drinkers in the United States, a new study finds.
Beer is used in less than one-third of binge-drinking episodes, according to the survey of teens and young adults, aged 13 to 20.
And most binge-drinking episodes involve [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report.
In the poorest areas of the country, the incidence of cancer is generally lower than in richer regions, but deaths from cancers are higher, the study [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research pinpoints 11 gene variations that appear to be linked to a higher risk of alcoholism.
However, their impact seems to be small in individuals, and the findings may be too limited to be immediately useful in terms of prevention or treatment, an expert said.