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Women Now Starting to Match Men’s Drinking Habits, and That’s Bad

November 25, 2015

American women are catching up to men when it comes to using and abusing alcohol.

1 in 10 Americans Struggle With Lifelong Drug Problems

November 19, 2015

Nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of lifelong drug use disorder.

Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken Recklessness

November 18, 2015

Scientists have identified a gene mutation that’s linked to increased risk of impulsive and reckless behavior when drunk.

Why Too Much Alcohol Can Hurt Your Heart

November 10, 2015

Heavy drinking may dramatically increase a person’s risk of heart failure, even if they’re young and healthy, a new study suggests.

Substance Abuse, Suicide Killing More White, Middle-Aged Americans: Report

November 2, 2015

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A largely unnoticed “epidemic” is killing white, middle-aged Americans in growing numbers, a new analysis reveals.
Princeton University researchers report that the overall death rate of white adults in midlife has risen sharply over the past 15 years, largely because of drug and alcohol overdoses, suicide, […]

More Evidence That Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

October 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women’s risk of breast cancer.
Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European countries. Nearly 12,000 of the women developed breast cancer over the study […]

Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds

October 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. teenagers have willingly accepted a ride from a drunk driver within the past year, a new survey reveals.
Nearly one in three teens surveyed — 30 percent — said during the previous 12 months they had accepted a ride from someone who’d been drinking […]

No, You Should Not Drink While Pregnant (Not Even a Little), Pediatricians Say

October 19, 2015

While some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant.

Tough Alcohol Policies Linked to Lower Death Rates From Liver Damage

October 15, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — States with strong alcohol control policies have lower death rates connected to alcohol-related liver damage, a new study finds.
Researchers gave states scores based on their alcohol control policies, such as taxes, retail price restrictions and hours-of-sale limits. The stronger the policies, the higher the score.
A 10-point increase […]

Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics’ Recovery

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking greatly increases recovering alcoholics’ risk of relapse, a new study warns.
“Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our study shows that giving up cigarettes is even more important for adults in recovery from alcohol since it will help them stay sober,” said lead author Renee Goodwin. Goodwin […]


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