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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...

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...


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