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Jealous Partners May Be More Likely to Be Problem Drinkers

July 29, 2015

Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests.

Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking

July 23, 2015

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking.
A team led by Jose Iparraguirre, chief economist at the British charity Age UK, found […]

Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

July 2, 2015

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) —
People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests.
Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, as well as other psychiatric disorders.
Study co-author Dawei Li, an assistant professor of microbiology and […]

Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds

June 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests.
Researchers recruited 12 people being treated for alcoholism for the study. The volunteers went through a week-long detoxification program and then did two sessions of virtual reality therapy a week for five weeks.
The […]

Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds

June 15, 2015

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds.
Powdered alcohol was approved in March by U.S. regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll’s authors said.
The products, which will be sold in pouches, will be available in flavors […]

Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

June 11, 2015

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Underage drinking in the United States is declining. But, alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among American children, federal researchers reported Thursday.
The rate of current drinking (within the last month) among youngsters aged 12 to 20 fell from 29 percent in 2002 to 23 percent […]

3 in 10 Americans Have Drinking Problem at Some Point in Their Lives

June 3, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated, a new study found.
Alcohol use disorders are among the most common mental health problems […]

Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking

June 1, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that as a state’s alcohol laws get tougher, teen drinking rates drop — even if the laws are targeting adults and not teens.
“Nobody’s ever looked to see how policies explain big differences between kids’ drinking among different states,” said study co-author Dr. […]

A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.
The research suggests that about a billion people — more than 20 percent of the world’s adult population — smoke, and 240 million, or almost 5 percent, suffer […]

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.
Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new study.
The studies, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, were scheduled for presentation Monday […]


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