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2009-03-04 11:36:35

Underage binge drinking occurs more frequently if child maltreatment such as neglect, physical and sexual abuse is experienced, U.S. researchers said. Adolescents, between the ages of 12-21, with a sexual abuse history had more than two-fold greater odds of reporting binge drinking than those with no maltreatment. For this study, binge drinking was defined by the Boston University researchers as consuming five or more alcoholic drinks on a single occasion at least once every two weeks....

2009-03-04 08:12:41

A Dartmouth-led study of young U.S. teens showed that between 11 and 20 percent own T-shirts or other items featuring an alcohol brand, and those who do appear more likely to transition through the stages of drinking from susceptibility, to beginning drinking, to binge drinking, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.Alcohol-branded merchandise includes T-shirts, hats or other items that feature a particular brand of beverage, according to...

2009-02-23 05:00:00

Leading health and safety organizations disturbed that so-called debate centers on false claims vs. peer-reviewed, scientifically sound research DALLAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 60 Minutes, CBS's weekly newsmagazine, aired a story last night on underage drinking focused on the significant problem of binge drinking on college campuses but did not include peer-reviewed scientific data showing lives are being saved on and off the roadways. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)...

2009-02-13 12:13:41

Binge drinking is common among active-duty military personnel and is strongly associated with alcohol-impaired driving, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from 16,037 active-duty military personnel who participated in a 2005 Department of Defense Survey of Health-Related Behaviors among Military Personnel. For purposes of the study, binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks on one...

2009-02-02 15:13:31

Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, U.S. researchers suggest. Scott Walters at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Dallas said the Southern Methodist Alcohol Research Trial found that motivational interviewing with feedback significantly reduced drinking among a group of heavy-drinking college students. The intervention includes a personalized feedback profile and a 45-minute counseling session. The feedback profile, produced by...

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2009-02-01 08:40:00

Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, according to a research study at The University of Texas School of Public Health. Results of the study will be published in the February issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Scott Walters, associate professor at the UT School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus, led the study on an intervention designed to reduce college binge drinking. The Southern Methodist Alcohol Research Trial...

2009-01-26 17:20:30

Alcohol, which has a reputation as something of a drag on male sexual performance, may actually improve bedroom performance, Australian researchers said. Kew-Kim Chew of the University of Western Australia's Keogh Institute for Medical Research and colleagues examined the data from a population-based cross-sectional study of men's health to assess the association between usual alcohol consumption and erectile dysfunction. More than 1,500 Australian men were questioned through a questionnaire...

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2009-01-22 07:30:00

A new study suggests that women who drink heavily during the early stages of pregnancy - possibly before they know they are pregnant - may be raising the risk of premature delivery. The research documented a random sample of 4,719 Australian women and found an almost 80% higher risk for women who drank heavily in the first third of pregnancy, then stopped. Some experts suggest that the results of the study could have been a "statistical quirk." A different study published in the BJOG journal...

2008-12-28 23:51:06

Many young people recognize the danger of binge drinking, but few view them as more than short-term problems, British researchers said. Isabelle Szmigin of the University of Birmingham, England, commenting on recent research on binge drinking, said that although many young people acknowledge the damage that drinking too much can do to their health -- and the associated risks of physical and sexual assault -- few view these as more than short-term problems. Christine Griffin of the University...

2008-12-18 16:00:00

California Attorney General Brown, San Francisco City Attorney Herrera, and 12 other State Attorneys General reach agreement with MillerCoors Brewing Company to reformulate Sparks and discontinue misleading marketing claims SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major victory for public health and safety, 13 State Attorneys General, the City Attorney of San Francisco, and MillerCoors Brewing Company announced today that the company will be reformulating its Sparks...