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3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

March 26, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.
But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International, found “strong evidence” […]

Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes?

March 19, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In-car breathalyzers automatically prevent ignition when they detect blood-alcohol levels that exceed legal limits. Now, new research suggests that if the devices were installed in every new U.S. car, deaths linked to drunk driving would plummet by 85 percent over a 15-year period.
Installation of the […]

Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.
The study included 104 patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. The patients had treatment with […]

E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors

March 13, 2015

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — College students who use tobacco, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, researchers report.
The study included more than 1,400 students, aged 18 to 23, at four colleges/universities in upstate New York who took part in an online survey.
More than 95 percent of the respondents […]

The More the Merrier … and the Drunker?

March 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of friends in your drinking group influences how much you drink, a new study finds.
Researchers focused on 200 young adult drinkers in Switzerland. While drinking with friends in real-life situations, they used their smartphones to provide researchers with hourly reports about how many friends were present […]

The Lower His IQ, the More a Young Guy Drinks?

March 10, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Caricatures of the not-too-swift, drunken fratboy may have some basis in science, with a new study finding that the lower a young man’s IQ, the more likely he is to get drunk.
Researchers in Sweden found that as men’s IQ scores dropped, their risk of both […]

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 […]


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