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2009-05-07 15:20:04

Almost one in six women in the UK are drinking too much, while young men and children are consuming less than in the past, according to a new study released on Wednesday. In a study commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, researchers from Oxford Brookes University found that the rate of binge-drinking among British women nearly doubled from 1998 to 2006. They noted that 15 percent of women reported binge drinking each week. Men reported a stable 23 percent rate, which is relatively...

2009-04-23 06:00:00

Organizations Issue Four-Step Plan Calling for Mandatory Alcohol Labeling and More Resources to Combat Underage Drinking WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of public interest groups today called on Congress and the Obama Administration to overturn decades of inattention to the nation's alcohol policies by finally issuing a useful final regulation to require standardized labeling information on beer, wine and distilled spirits products and providing the government...

2009-04-08 08:32:56

732 lives saved per year - 165 More could be saved if all states adopted use-and-lose laws State laws that prohibit people under the age of 21 from purchasing or possessing alcohol, and from driving with any alcohol in their system save 732 lives a year in the United States, according to a study released today that has examined 23 years of research on the subject. The study further shows that if every state adopted 'use and lose' laws"”suspending the license of anyone under 21 cited for...

2009-04-03 13:08:55

The head of the Australian Medical Association says the alcohol industry should stop advertising its products on television until late night. AMA Federal President Dr. Rosanna Capolingua said all alcohol product companies should follow the example set by the distilling industry, which is set to impose a ban on all TV advertisements before 9 p.m., the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said online Friday. It's welcoming to see that one part of the alcohol industry has taken some responsibility and...

2009-04-02 12:48:34

Binge drinking is a common behavior among U.S. adults particularly among white men ages 18-34 making $50,000 or more annually, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said effective population-based interventions to prevent excessive and binge drinking like maintaining and enforcing the age 21 minimum legal drinking age, increasing alcohol excise taxes, decreasing alcohol outlet density and increasing screening and...

2009-03-26 06:30:00

April is Alcohol Awareness Month SEYMOUR, Tenn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Six million women in the U.S. abuse or are dependent on alcohol, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Frequent binge drinking in women's colleges increased by 124 percent between 1993 and 2001. Nearly 21.6 million Americans are in need of but have not received treatment for an alcohol problem, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...

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2009-03-25 08:27:34

College students who are problem drinkers using alcohol to cope with personal problems and boost self-confidence are more likely to continue excessive drinking into adulthood, a recent study suggests. The Ohio State University survey results suggest that adults who are still high-risk drinkers by age 34 may have inadvertently used alcohol to blunt the social and cognitive development that typically occurs during college, including the ability to handle alcohol. Binge drinking involves...

2009-03-21 09:29:10

Long-term daily drinking, rather than weekly binge drinking, is by far the biggest risk factor in serious liver disease, according to a new report from the University of Southampton. The study, published in Addiction journal this week, concludes that increases in UK liver deaths are a result of daily or near daily heavy drinking, not episodic or binge drinking, and this regular drinking pattern is often discernable at an early age. It also recommends that several alcohol-free days a week is a...

2009-03-10 08:20:00

 College women may be drinking to excess to impress their male counterparts on campuses across the country, but a new study suggests most college men are not looking for a woman to match them drink for drink.A survey of 3,616 college students at two American universities found an overwhelming majority of women overestimated the amount of alcohol a typical guy would like his female friends, dates or girlfriends to drink. The results can be found in the March issue of Psychology of...

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2009-03-07 09:45:00

The French parliament says a rise in binge-drinking has prompted it to ban bars where customers can drink as much as they want for a fixed price. The new law also increases the drinking age in France from 16 to 18, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. France once prided itself on being a nation of reasonable drinkers who knew how to limit their alcohol consumption and avoid the excesses of binge-drinking seen in neighboring Britain, the Telegraph said. In recent years, however, drunken...