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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]