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Heavy Drinking In Teens May Be Predicted By Brain Activity
2012-08-09 11:07:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a study in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, heavy drinking is known to affect the developing brains in teenagers. Certain brain activity patterns also help predict which kids are at risk of becoming problem drinkers. Researchers used special MRI scans to look at 40 teenagers between the ages of 12 to 16 who had not yet started to drink. They scanned them again after following them...

Alcohol And Energy Drink Mixes Linked With Casual, Risky Sex
2012-07-25 12:09:43

Alcohol And Energy Drink Mixes Linked With Casual, Risky Sex A new study from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has found a link between the consumption of caffeinated energy drinks mixed with alcohol and casual -- often risky -- sex among college-age adults. According to the study's findings, college students who consumed alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmEDs) were more likely to report having a casual partner and/or being intoxicated during their...

Pregnant Women Continue To Drink Alcohol Despite The Risks
2012-07-20 13:30:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can hinder fetal brain development, and now a government health survey has found that one in 13 women (7.6 percent) drink when they are carrying and some even go on binges, further risking the development of their unborn child. The survey found that older, more sophisticated US women are much more likely to tip up that glass of wine while pregnant than their younger,...

Binge Drinking Linked To Cognitive Decline
2012-07-19 05:37:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While some studies have said that drinking wine on a daily basis is good for the heart, others consider alcohol as unhealthy for the human body. To dive into this debate, researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, studied the impact of binge drinking and found that there is a possible link between binge drinking and an increase chance of developing dementia in older people. The...

2012-07-18 23:42:37

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, will present the findings of a new study suggesting a link between binge drinking in older adults and the risk of developing dementia. The findings are to be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012, the world's largest gathering of dementia researchers, in Vancouver, Canada on 18th July 2012. The work is supported by the National Institute for Health Research...

2012-07-17 22:22:42

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver suggest that moderate alcohol use in late-life, heavier use earlier in life, and "binge" drinking in late-life increase risk of...

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2012-07-12 09:32:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To drink or not to drink, that is the question. Recent studies have examined the effect of alcohol, especially the advantages or disadvantages of drinking for women. Researchers recently discovered that females who included three or more alcoholic drinks in their long-term lifestyle had about half the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as those who abstained from drinking. Based on the results, scientists from the...

Having A Drink During Pregnancy Not As Bad As Previously Believed
2012-06-21 05:52:27

It must be difficult adapting to the radical changes that accompany pregnancy. In addition to the morning sickness and the general public´s fascination with how large you´ve become, you also have to deal with a changing diet, either by choice or by new, sudden preference. It seems an unusual cruelty, then, that the one thing to take the edge off at the end of the day – a stiff drink or glass of red wine – is also on the forbidden list. Sure, you can imbibe, but you also...

Pot More Popular Than Tobacco Amongst High School Students
2012-06-09 05:34:40

More teenagers are smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to the results of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released on Thursday. According to Mike Stobbe of the Associated Press (AP), the CDC's 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) revealed that 23% of high school students reported they had recently smoked pot, versus just 18% for cigarettes. "For decades, the number of teens who smoke has been on the decline," Stobbe explained in an article...

2012-06-06 21:34:45

Scientists from Australia and Oxford University have carried out a complex analysis in an attempt to determine the "optimal" level of alcohol consumption that is associated with the lowest rates of chronic disease in the UK. They conclude that the intake of about one-half of a typical drink per day would result in the healthiest outcomes, and the authors conclude that the recommended alcohol intake for the UK should be reduced from the current advised level of drinking. There were a number...