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One Drink A Day For Good Health
2011-09-07 10:00:16

  New research shows that women who enjoy one alcoholic drink per day at midlife may be healthier in old age than women who do not drink at all, who consume more than two drinks per day, or who consume more than three drinks at one sitting. The study, led by Qi Sun from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, Mass, suggests that in women, regular alcohol consumption in moderation during middle age (average 58 years old) relates to...

2011-08-30 19:07:13

Victims who suffer violence at the hands of a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, or other intimate partner aren't only brutalized physically; they also suffer disproportionately higher rates of mental health distress, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Using data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), researchers found that of the 3.5 million Californians who reported ever having been the victim of intimate partner violence...

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2011-08-20 14:17:22

British women are now as likely as their male counterparts to binge drink, claims a new study from researchers at University College London (UCL). The study, which was the topic of an August 19 article by Matthew Holehouse of the Telegraph, discovered that nearly 80-percent of all British women were as likely as British men to consume large amounts of alcohol at any given time. In comparison, in other European countries, men were far more likely to be binge drinkers than women. In fact,...

2011-08-16 12:20:37

    * Excessive drinking and an unbalanced diet are two preventable contributors to health problems.    * A new study of adults in Spain has found that heavy drinking, binge drinking, a preference for spirits, and drinking alcohol at mealtimes were associated with a poor adherence to major food consumption guidelines. Excessive drinking and an unbalanced diet are two preventable contributors to health problems in the developed world. Different studies have found...

2011-08-11 21:53:29

A study on the effect of different alcoholic beverages and drinking behaviour on the risk of acute pancreatitis was conducted, using the Swedish Mammography Cohort and Cohort of Swedish Men, to study the association between consumption of spirits, wine and beer and the risk of acute pancreatitis. In total, 84,601 individuals, aged 46-84 years, were followed for a median of 10 years, of whom 513 developed acute pancreatitis. There was a dose"“response association between the amount of...

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2011-08-02 10:30:00

According to a US government report, more than half of Americans over the age of 12 drink alcohol, with a quarter of them binge-drinking within the last month. The report, released last month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), says that about 52 percent of the 137,436 Americans surveyed between 2008 and 2009 said they drank in the past month. The report also found that one in 14 teens has also used marijuana. New Hampshire led all 50 states in the...

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2011-07-24 05:45:00

More than one-fifth of all Americans are binge drinkers, regularly consuming more than five alcoholic beverages a day, according to the results of a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the population reported participating in binge drinking, according to Daniel Bates of the Daily Mail. Furthermore, approximately 8-percent of underage drinkers surveyed said that they would get drunk on a weekly basis, despite being...

2011-07-19 12:39:44

A nationwide study confirms that binge drinking has reached epidemic proportions in China and argues that efforts to tackle the problem must address the country's unique drinking culture. In this study, published online today in the journal Addiction, binge drinking was defined as consuming 50g or more pure alcohol in one day for men (about five 330ml tins of beer), and 40g or more for women. The study found that of the almost 50,000 people surveyed across China, 55.6% of men and 15% of women...

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2011-07-17 06:00:00

Teenage girls may be more vulnerable to the long term effects of binge drinking than their male counterparts, claims a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford University. As part of the study, which will be published in the October 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, UCSD Psychiatry Professor Susan F. Tapert and colleagues studied a total of 95 students, ages 16 to 19, from nearby public schools. Of those subjects,...

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2011-07-05 09:32:33

A study by University of Washington psychologists shows some people continue to drink heavily because of perceived positive effects, despite experiencing negative effects such as hangovers, fights and regrettable sexual situations. According to participants in the study, boosts of courage, chattiness and other social benefits of drinking outweigh its harms, which they generally did not consider as strong deterrents. The findings offer a new direction for programs targeting binge drinking,...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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