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Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

February 9, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds.
Offenders in the program must undergo breathalyzer tests twice a day or wear bracelets that continuously check for alcohol. […]

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests

February 8, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests.
The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppressed with modern antiretroviral treatment (ART), the Yale University researchers reported.
They noted […]

Chronic Drinking Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Rapid Liver Damage in Mouse Study

December 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic drinking combined with binge drinking quickly damages the liver, and is more destructive than previously thought, a new study with mice suggests.
“Heavy binge drinking by those who habitually consume alcohol is the most common cause of liver damage in chronic alcoholic liver disease,” lead author Shivendra […]

Others’ Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

December 11, 2015

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Seeing other people drink or use drugs can trigger antisocial behavior in kids, a new study suggests.
Duke University researchers used cellphones to survey about 150 children between the ages of 11 and 15 three times a day for 30 days. The study participants completed more than 90 percent […]

Fewer Teens, Young Adults Driving After Drinking, Smoking Pot: Report

December 10, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer teens and young adults are driving under the influence of alcohol or a combination of alcohol and marijuana, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
From 2002 to 2014, self-reported driving under the influence of alcohol alone dropped by 59 percent among those aged 16 to 20 […]

Men With Infertility at Higher Risk for These Health Conditions

December 8, 2015

Infertile men may have a higher risk of developing other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and substance abuse disorders.

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.


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