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2012-02-03 12:15:38

Most studies have found that binge drinking is associated with a loss of alcohol's protective effect against ischemic heart disease (IHD) and most studies have found an increase of coronary risk among binge drinkers. This study followed 26,786 men and women who participated in the Danish National Cohort Study in 1994, 2000, and 2005 and sought to see if binge drinking increased the risk of IHD or all-cause mortality among "light-to-moderate" drinkers: (up to 21 drinks/week for men and up...

2012-01-30 11:51:24

The first few weeks of college are a critical time in shaping students' drinking habits. Now Penn State researchers have a tailored approach that may help prevent students from becoming heavy drinkers. "Research shows there is a spike in alcohol-related consequences that occur in the first few weeks of the semester, especially with college freshmen," said Michael J. Cleveland, research associate at the Prevention Research Center and the Methodology Center. "If you can buffer that and get...

2012-01-30 11:43:49

A meta-analysis done by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) into the relationship between alcohol consumption and heart disease provides new insight into the long-held belief that drinking a glass of red wine a day can help protect against heart disease. "It's complicated," says Dr. Juergen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at CAMH. Dr. Rehm's paper, co-authored by Michael Roerecke, was recently published in the journal Addiction. "While a cardioprotective...

2012-01-25 15:00:00

Downtoearthvideo.com releases their alcohol abuse statistics report for 2011. The news has been welcomed on the site. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Downtoearthvideo.com has just released their alcohol abuse statistics report for 2011 for their readers. People can now check out the report in detail on the site. Simon Corvan, one of the Directors at Downtoearthvideo.com said that, “before we got too far into a new year here at the site we wanted provide our readers...

2012-01-20 17:00:00

Some of the binge drinkers get behind the wheel of cars, putting the lives of others at grave risk, according to Philadelphia personal injury lawyers Flager & Yockey. The law firm reports that a death results from a drunk driver every 30 minutes. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Flager & Yockey, a Pennsylvania personal injury law firm, commented on a new report that puts a spotlight on the problem of binge drinking. More than 38 million adults in the United States drink...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

Drinking in high school is nothing new, and teens face not only alcohol abuse but a new trend called drunkorexia. Sunset Bay Academy explains the roots of this growing trend and why high school teens are so susceptible to its trappings. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 As many parents may know, high school can be a frightening and exhilarating time. Teens get their first taste of freedom as parents get to watch their sons and daughters go off to prove themselves in a demanding social...

2012-01-16 21:24:45

    Prenatal exposure to alcohol is associated with a spectrum of abnormalities in the offspring.     A new study has examined patterns of drinking specific to timing of exposure during pregnancy, collecting the information while the mother was still pregnant instead of after delivery.     Numerous specific associations were found, the most significant ones during the second half of the first trimester of pregnancy. Prenatal exposure to...

One-in-six Americans Are Binge Drinkers: CDC
2012-01-11 06:04:38

More than 38 million U.S. adults, or about 17 percent of the population, engaged in binge drinking at least four times a month in 2010, consuming an average of eight drinks per occasion, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These rates of binge drinking were much higher than previously believed, the health agency said. Binge drinking was more common in those between the ages of 18-34, although people 65 and older also binge...

Britons Asked To Take Two Days Off Of Drinking Per Week
2012-01-09 11:15:28

The Science and Technology Committee of British Members of Parliament have called for Britons to refrain from consuming alcohol for at least two days of the week and consider their own weight when deciding to heavily imbibe, reports Keith Weir for Reuters. The Royal College of Physicians warned the risk of liver disease, alcohol dependence and suggested drinkers be given a ℠binge drinking limit´ — the most they should drink daily. Current guidelines, introduced in 1987,...

Binge Drinkers Likely To Pass Behavior On To Romantic Partners
2012-01-08 06:13:44

The behavior of a binge drinker is likely to influence the person with whom he or she is romantically involved, a new study by Canadian researchers has revealed. According to Robert Preidt of USA Today HealthDay, researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, studied 208 unmarried, heterosexual couples who saw each other at least five days each week. The researchers said that they were able to predict the likelihood that one partner would binge drink based on the behavior...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.