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2012-09-18 22:51:26

The majority of observational studies have shown that alcohol intake, especially heavy drinking, increases a number of upper-aero-digestive tract (UADT) and other cancers, and even moderate drinking is associated with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer. A meta analysis published in the Annals of Oncology compares the effects between light drinkers (an average reported intake of up to 1 typical drink/day) versus "non-drinkers" in terms of relative risks for a number of types of...

2012-09-17 11:21:04

-Habituation refers to the ability of an organism to stop responding to repeated stimulation. -A new study has examined the impact of maternal drinking on fetal habituation or learning abilities while still residing in the mother's womb. -Results showed that those fetuses exposed to heavy binge drinking required significantly more trials to habituate, and also exhibited a greater variability in test performance. While it has become clear that drinking during pregnancy can damage the...

Glass Half Full - Binge Drinking Frat Boys Are Happier Than Most
2012-08-20 12:24:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a time and a place for everything. In college, for instance, many young people feel the urge to imbibe in a few substances which they may or may not have previous experience with. Specifically, many colleges and universities have noticed, and even set out to combat, binge drinking among their students. Now, a new study from the Colgate University in New York suggests students may engage in binge drinking as an...

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...


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