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Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing

April 11, 2014

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers working with lab mice say they know why people who suffer wounds from accidents or violence while binge drinking may take longer than normal to heal.
The laboratory study replicated a typical pattern of binge drinking — three days of heavy drinking, four days without alcohol, and three [...]


Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says

April 10, 2014

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds.
The average teen is exposed to about eight alcohol brand name mentions per day, said study corresponding author Brian Primack, an associate professor of medicine and [...]


Booze Brands In Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking

April 8, 2014

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds.
The average teen is exposed to about eight alcohol brand name mentions per day, said study corresponding author Brian Primack, an associate professor of medicine and [...]


Parents’ Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

April 1, 2014

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends.
Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and found about 20 percent had been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 14 percent had at least one parent with a drug [...]


Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

April 1, 2014

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Making it clear to your teen that underage drinking is unacceptable is a highly effective way to reduce the risk that he or she will use alcohol, a new survey shows.
The online poll included 663 U.S. high school students who were asked if their parents approved of underage [...]


This Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism

March 27, 2014

An app designed to tackle addiction has helped recovering alcoholics stay sober or reduce their risky drinking, a new clinical trial reports.


Drunk-Driving Deaths Vastly Under-Reported in the U.S.

March 24, 2014

Alcohol’s role in U.S. traffic deaths is significantly under-reported, a new study shows.


Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults: CDC

March 13, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ excessive alcohol use contributes to thousands of deaths each year, and the majority who die are working-age adults, according to a new government report.
More than two-thirds of these deaths and 80 percent of years of life lost come from the ranks of adults aged [...]


Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition

March 10, 2014

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College students who consider heavy drinking a harmless spring break tradition might need to think again.
Binge drinking is a serious problem and puts students at risk for injury and death, an expert says.
Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks within two hours for a man, [...]


Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

March 10, 2014

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Special counseling from family doctors had no effect on young people’s binge drinking or marijuana use, new research suggests.
The study included 33 family doctors and pediatricians in Switzerland and nearly 600 patients aged 15 to 24. About half of the patients reported binge drinking (more than five drinks [...]



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