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Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

September 30, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report.
Both boys and girls were more likely to smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol and get poor grades after they endured a blow [...]

Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study

September 23, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests.
The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention efforts aimed at teens to include those who already [...]

Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

September 2, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed 2007 to 2011 data gathered from more than 7,400 U.S. high school seniors who said they had used alcohol or marijuana at least once.
The investigators found that drinking alcohol was [...]

So-Called ‘Half a Glass’ Rule May Prevent Drinking Too Much Wine

August 28, 2014

Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study.

Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds.
Researchers analyzed 66 studies that included nearly 18,000 people 25 and younger, many of whom were at high risk for drinking problems. Participants in 49 studies attended a single one-on-one counseling session, while participants [...]

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child’s Brain

August 5, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a woman drinks heavily during pregnancy, the harmful effects on her child’s brain development appear to continue over time, a new study indicates.
The findings point to a possible reason for the persistent attention and behavior problems experienced by children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the researchers [...]

Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows

August 1, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests.
Overall, members of the military are more likely to consume alcohol. However, these researchers found that women respond differently to their experience in the military than men. This [...]

Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

July 31, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests.
Setbacks such as job loss, divorce and financial problems — all common for returning vets — may make as many [...]

Adults Who’ve Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as others to develop severe memory problems later in life, according to a new study.
The British researchers said their findings could help doctors identify those at risk for memory problems who might benefit from [...]

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.


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