Latest Binge drinking Stories

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...

2010-08-23 06:10:00

Researchers recently found that binge drinking may be especially dangerous for men with high blood pressure, or hypertension. Dr. Heechoul Ohrr, of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues found that six or more drinks at a sitting raised the risk of heart-related death more than fourfold for patients with high blood pressure. The team reported that twelve or more drinks at a time increased risk of dying from cardiovascular causes nearly 13-fold in the presence of severe...

2010-08-19 15:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have high blood pressure, binge drinking may dramatically raise your risk of stroke or heart-related death, according to a South Korean study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) Compared to non-drinkers with normal blood pressure, researchers found that the risk of cardiovascular death in...

2010-07-21 16:41:11

Few colleges and college communities have taken steps to implement recommendations to reduce college student drinking, according to a new study released today by researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Alcohol consumption by U.S. college students remains a major issue despite a report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that detailed the problems associated with student drinking. That report, released in 2002, also outlined strategic...

2010-07-21 14:49:14

    * Drinking trends for Whites tend to dominate views of overall drinking trends for the United States.    * Yet Blacks and Hispanics often face specific challenges related to alcohol.    * A new study has found a rise in the proportion of drinkers for all three ethnic groups. Given that Whites are the majority population in the United States, drinking trends for this group tend to determine overall trends in drinking for the country and...

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