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2009-09-08 12:48:03

British doctors said on Tuesday that a complete ban on alcohol advertising should be imposed and a minimum drink price set to help deter excessive drinking in Britain, Reuters reported. Curtailment of the industry's $1.3 billion annual promotional budget should also cover sponsorship of sports and arts events, according to the British Medical Association (BMA). The BMA called for alcoholic drinks to be taxed higher than the rate of inflation, and for licensing hours to be scaled back. The...

2009-09-08 07:10:06

Rates of binge drinking were 37 percent lower among eighth-grade students in communities in seven states that used a prevention system designed to reduce drug use and delinquent behavior compared to teenagers in communities that did not use the system. Eighth graders in the towns that offered the Communities That Care prevention system also had significantly lower levels of alcohol and smokeless tobacco use and engaged in fewer delinquent behaviors, according to a new University of Washington...

2009-09-04 09:50:53

Typical college bars surround universities across the nation, catering to a student's low bank account with nightly drink specials. A new study reveals lower alcohol prices lead to higher intoxication levels among students. College drinking affects more than student's GPA. Fighting, drunk driving, sexual victimization, injury and even death can result from college-aged binge drinking. Just under 2,000 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related injuries,...

2009-09-03 14:03:24

About 12 percent of binge drinkers say they drove during or within two hours of their most recent binge drinking episode, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Timothy S. Naimi and colleagues at the National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta analyzed data from 14,085 adults from 13 states in 2003 and 14 states in 2004 as part of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. For the purposes of the study,...

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2009-09-01 12:00:00

One in ten binge drinkers admit to getting behind the wheel of a car within two hours of having a drink, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study looked at 14,000 people classified as "binge drinkers". Each of these people admitted to drinking five or more alcoholic beverages in a single sitting. Researchers found that about 12 percent of participants admitted to driving a vehicle within two hours of drinking heavily. Half of the 12 percent said they...

2009-08-20 12:59:04

Liquor is the common alcoholic drink consumed by Georgia high school students and most drank it in another person's home, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said the study of Georgia high school students found that particularly among binge drinkers, most students drink in another person's home and obtain alcohol from someone else. The researchers analyzed 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from 2,465 Georgia...

2009-08-20 15:42:44

A new study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, in collaboration with UCLA, has found a striking correlation between teenage viewership and the frequency of alcohol advertising on cable television. The findings show that ads for beer, spirits and "alcopop" aired much more frequently when more teens were watching.While previous studies have shown that the average adolescent is exposed to well over 200 alcohol ads on television each year, this is the first to demonstrate an...

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2009-08-18 06:25:00

Binge drinking is not just a problem among teens and young adults. Many older adults overindulge in alcohol as well, according to a new study published Monday. Duke University researchers analyzed data from a government survey of nearly 11,000 Americans age 50 and older, and found that 23 percent of men and 9 percent of women between the ages of 50 and 64 reported having binged on alcohol during the previous month. For the purposes of the study, binging was defined as having consumed five or...

2009-08-17 00:38:38

Drinking patterns in Spain may be changing from drinking with meals to binge drinking on weekends, a researcher in Spain says. Binge drinkers are defined as males who drink five or more standard alcohol drinks, and females who drink four or more, on one occasion and within a two-hour interval. Francisco Caamano-Isorna of the University of Santiago de Compostela says the traditional pattern in Spain -- low intake of wine and beer during meals -- may be changing. Recent reports from the Spanish...

2009-08-13 00:46:28

Students desiring to excel at school or work may wish to forego binge drinking, research by Spanish scientists suggests. The study, published online ahead of print in the November issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, finds binge drinkers expend more attentional effort to completing a given task, and have problems differentiating between relevant and irrelevant information. The study looked at 95 first-year male and female university students. Of these, 42 were binge...