Latest Binge drinking Stories

2010-11-15 20:47:42

Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, Loyola University Health System researchers report. A new Loyola study has found that exposing adolescent rats to binge amounts of alcohol permanently altered the system that produces hormones in response to stress. This disruption in stress hormones "might lead to behavioral and/or mood disorders in adulthood," researchers reported. Senior author Toni Pak, PhD,...

2010-11-15 13:32:12

Study Highlights:     * Male heart bypass patients who drank light to moderate amounts of alcohol daily were less likely to require additional heart procedures or suffer a heart attack or stroke, compared to non-drinking patients.    * However, bypass patients whose hearts didn't pump blood effectively and women were more likely to require additional procedures or have a heart attack or stroke after their surgery. Light to moderate alcohol consumption (about two...

2010-11-11 18:46:08

According to study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine Heavy drinking among college students results in over 1800 deaths each year, as well as 590,000 unintentional injuries, almost 700,000 assaults and more than 97,000 victims of sexual assaults. In a new study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers report on the results of the Safer California Universities study, a successful community-wide prevention strategy targeted at...

2010-11-10 12:50:52

A multi-tiered effort designed to stem binge drinking at a large university and to change the drinking culture among its students produced notable results during the 2.5 years of an Indiana University study. Freshmen living on campus showed significant drops in the average number of drinks consumed in a week; in the percentage who drank at least once a week in the last year; and in the proportion of students who engaged in binge drinking in the previous week. Heavy drinking by college...

2010-11-09 10:55:00

The number of messages a teenager sends and the amount of time he or she spends on social networks could indicate how likely he or she is to drink, smoke, have sex, or try drugs, according to a new Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine study. Speaking during the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver on Tuesday, lead author Dr. Scott Frank, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the university revealed that...

2010-10-15 13:32:21

A study released on Friday stated that alcohol is cheaper than bottled water in New Zealand. Researchers at the Otago University found that wine cost as little as 62 cents per standard drink, compared to 67 cents for 250ml of bottle water and 43 cents for the equivalent amount of milk. The study found that the relative price of alcohol plummeted over the past decade as average wages increased. "Our analysis suggests alcohol is now probably the cheapest recreational drug in New Zealand and...

2010-10-12 10:05:00

U.S. students who spend a semester or longer studying overseas are likely to increase their alcohol consumption when they are out of the country, claims a new study published in the latest issue of the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington (UW), included a survey of 177 different students, most of who were abroad for three to five months. The subjects were asked to complete a survey of their alcohol consumption...

2010-10-06 06:15:00

U.S. government researchers said on Tuesday that one in four high school students and adults between the ages 18 and 34 have engaged in binge drinking in the past month. They said that among high school students who drink, 60 percent said they binge drink.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines binge drinking as four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men over the span of a few hours. Twenty percent of men reported that they have partaken in...

2010-09-29 21:16:47

More people are drinking than 20 years ago, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center analysis of national alcohol consumption patterns. Gathered from more than 85,000 respondents, the data suggests that a variety of factors, including social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, are involved in the increase."The reasons for the uptick vary and may involve complex sociodemographic changes in the population, but the findings are clear: More people are consuming alcohol now than in...

2010-09-04 12:17:22

Britons, infamous for their binge-drinking, broke tradition last year with less alcohol consumption in the country, showing the biggest fall since 1948, according to industry figures Friday.Health concerns and the recession brought on a six percent decline in 2009, becoming the fourth annual drop in five years, figures released by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) showed.Consumption of alcohol remained below the European Union average in Britain, BBPA said, which relied mainly on...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.