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Lung Transplants From Heavy Drinkers Linked to Higher Complication Risk

January 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung transplant recipients who receive lungs from donors who were heavy drinkers may be much more likely to develop a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests.
The study included 173 lung transplant patients. One-quarter of them received lungs from heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking is defined as more than three […]


Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person’s odds for heart failure, a new study reveals.
The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of wine, beer and/or spirits per week will see their […]


TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between the number of TV ads for alcohol a teen views, and their odds for problem drinking.
Higher “familiarity” with booze ads “was associated with the subsequent onset of drinking across a range of outcomes of varying severity among adolescents and young adults,” […]


Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens

January 16, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep raises teens’ risk of alcohol and drug problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 American teens that was collected in three separate waves: 1994-95, 1996 and 2001-02.
The findings appear in the February online issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental […]


Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study

January 16, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests.
The study, of nearly 27,000 U.S. adults, found that among current drinkers, about 43 percent were on prescription medications that interact with alcohol. Depending on […]


Alcohol, Pot Fuel Half of Young Driver Deaths, Report Finds

January 15, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Half of young drivers who died in crashes in nine states were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both at the time of the accident, a new study finds.
Researchers examined the deaths of nearly 7,200 drivers, aged 16-25, in crashes that occurred between 1999 and 2011 in […]


The More Hours You Work, the More You May Drink

January 14, 2015

Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries.


Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

January 8, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Higher alcohol taxes may help reduce binge drinking, a new study suggests.
Binge drinking in men is defined as having five or more drinks on a given occasion; in women it’s four or more drinks. Binge drinking causes more than half of the nearly 90,000 alcohol-related deaths in the […]


Middle-Aged Adults Account for Majority of Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

January 7, 2015

A new report finds that six people die in the United States each day after consuming far too much alcohol in too short a time — a condition known as alcohol poisoning.


Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

January 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Eating a plant-based diet and limiting your alcohol intake may help cut your risk for obesity-related cancers, a new study suggests.
Excess body fat is believed to be linked with about one-third of cancers, including those of the gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, urinary tract, blood, bone, spleen and thyroid, […]



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