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Redbull-Vodka Cocktails May Make You Want to Drink More

July 18, 2014

Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

Science Finds Way to Block Booze’s Effect — in Worms

July 16, 2014

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 [...]

Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

July 14, 2014

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 [...]

Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study

July 8, 2014

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 [...]

1 in 10 Deaths Among Adults Tied to Alcohol: CDC

June 26, 2014

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 [...]

Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds

June 13, 2014

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 [...]

Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

May 27, 2014

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 [...]

Mental Illness Can Shorten Life Span as Much as Smoking

May 26, 2014

Serious mental illness can take between seven and 24 years off a person’s life, which is similar to or worse than the impact of heavy smoking, researchers report.

Scientists Find More Genes Tied to Alcoholism Risk

May 20, 2014

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.
Still, [...]

Two Drugs That Can Help People Quit Drinking Are Rarely Prescribed

May 14, 2014

A new review finds that several drugs can help curb the desire to drink alcohol, but the researchers note that these medications are rarely prescribed.


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