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2009-06-15 07:46:50

Alcohol-related deaths, heavy drinking episodes and drunk driving have all been on the rise on college campuses over the past decade, a new government study shows.Using figures from government databases and national surveys on alcohol use, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that drinking-related accidental deaths among 18- to 24-year-old students have been creeping upward -- from 1,440 in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005.At the same time, the proportion...

2009-06-10 11:24:22

Restaurants in Germany legally sell alcohol to teenagers after their sixteenth birthdays and French children drink wine with dinner at an early age, but U.S. parents who follow this relaxed European example, believing it fosters a healthier attitude toward alcohol, should be careful -- it may increase the likelihood that their children binge drink in college.Research conducted by Caitlin Abar, graduate student, human development and family studies and member of Penn State's Prevention...

2009-06-07 23:28:37

Teens tend to fare better when they live with both biological parents, but when parents frequently argue, young adults can fail to thrive, U.S. researcher say. Lead author Kelly Musick of Cornell University says when their parents argue, teens are significantly more likely than other teens to binge drink and tend to smoke, and their poor school grades are similar to those of their peers who don't have both biological parents at home. Musick and co-author Ann Meier of the University of...

2009-06-01 10:45:42

The results of a survey conducted by a U.S. agency suggest 19 percent of pregnant women consume alcohol during the first trimester of their pregnancy. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey of Drug Use and Health also indicated the percentage of women consuming alcohol during pregnancy declined as their delivery date approached, USA Today reported Monday. The survey found that while 19 percent of pregnant women consumed alcohol during their first...

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2009-05-28 11:29:27

Study from Universite de Montreal and University of Western Ontario published in Addiction Sipping wine, beer or spirits three to four times per week increases the risk of binge drinking, particularly among young men, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction. Researchers from the Universit© de Montr©al and the University of Western Ontario analyzed the drinking habits of Canadians and found that frequent alcohol consumption can lead to binge drinking among all...

2009-05-22 09:48:13

German adolescents are top at boozing! In the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106 (19): 323ð”Æ’“ ), Martin Stolle et al. of the German Center for Addiction Research in Childhood and Adolescence in Hamburg report that the main change has been the increase in the number of intoxicated girls. In their article, the authors present motivating short-term interventions to counteract...

2009-05-21 16:25:41

About 1 in 8 U.S. women drank some amount of alcohol during their pregnancy, federal health officials said. A 15-year-study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the number of women who drink alcohol while pregnant is not decreasing and that 1 out of 50 pregnant women engaged in binge drinking. Pregnant women drinking has persisted despite repeated warnings from surgeons general about the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant, the report said. The surgeons general...

2009-05-12 11:33:21

Market or audience segmentation is widely used in social-marketing efforts to reach certain populations. New research has used this tool to identify 10 audience segments most likely to engage in high-risk drinking. "Cyber Millenials" "“ tech-savvy singles and couples living in fashionable neighborhoods on the urban fringe "“ are most likely to engage in high-risk drinking. "Audience segmentation" refers to categorizing people by their behaviors, attitudes, opinions, or...

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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...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
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The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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