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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...

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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...

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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...

2010-06-30 13:57:26

A discussion by renowned epidemiologist Kenneth Mukamal has recently been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA. It provides a discussion in response to a theoretical question, - if you are a 42 year old male, should you drink alcohol ( in moderation) for your health? The paper provides an excellent discussion of a theoretical question about drinking and health. It focuses on the potential risks and benefits associated with moderate drinking for a middle-aged male...

2010-06-24 16:05:05

Parents may be surprised, even disappointed, to find out they don't influence whether their teen tries alcohol. But now for some good news: Parenting style strongly and directly affects teens when it comes to heavy drinking "“ defined as having five or more drinks in a row "“ according to a new Brigham Young University study. The researchers surveyed nearly 5,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 about their drinking habits and their relationship with their parents....

2010-06-01 14:50:08

    * Binge drinking accounts for more than half of 79,000 excessive-drinking deaths annually in the United States.    * A new study has looked at heavy and binge drinking in relation to drinkers' own perceptions of their overall health status.    * Results show binge drinkers have a 13 to 23 percent greater likelihood of self-reporting fair to poor health status. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that...

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2010-05-27 09:19:18

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have found that there are substantially increased death rates from alcohol-related diseases in socioeconomically deprived areas of England and Wales. The findings, which were published in the journal BMC Public Health, found that the mortality rates of men and women in the most deprived areas of England and Wales were over four times the rates in less deprived areas*. The results contradict a number of previous surveys which have consistently...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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