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Binge Drinking Raises Risk Of Developing  Type 2 Diabetes
2013-01-31 09:06:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Metabolism Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital´s Icahn School of Medicine led a new animal study showing that binge drinking causes insulin resistance which, in turn, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, also discovered that alcohol disrupts insulin-receptor signaling by causing inflammation in the hypothalamus. "Insulin resistance has...

CDC Study Shows 1 In 5 Young Women Binge Drink
2013-01-09 19:18:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The carefree days of high school were a time when we, as humans, existed in our most narcissistic state, incapable of and unwilling to acknowledge our own mortality. Risk behaviors tend to be at their highest levels in the late adolescent stage of our development. It´s hard to convince anyone in high school that the horizon isn´t endless and that they won´t live forever. Unfortunately, for too many high school...

2012-12-28 15:15:46

Female university students get drunk — on purpose — quicker than their male counterparts, and live a more sedentary life than they do, according to a study by the University of Vigo. Results show that 56.1% of female students are considered binge drinkers, as opposed to 41.3% of males. Researchers from the HealthyFit group at the University of Vigo have studied university students' lifestyles; their analysis, which includes alcohol and illegal drug consumption habits, sport and...

2012-12-14 05:04:09

To reduce drinking, driving and fatalities over the holidays, the Addiction Experts at Journey Healing Centers (http://journeycenters.com) release tips for how to deal with loved ones who drink too much during the biggest party month of the year. According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), alcohol causes about 52 percent of fatal collisions on Christmas and 57 percent on New Years compared to a rate of 41 percent for the entire year. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 With...

Binge And Overeating Linked To Drug Use
2012-12-11 11:58:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists recently found that binge eating and overeating could be related to the use of marijuana or other drugs in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings of the study were recently published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a research publication affiliated with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). "In summary, we found that binge...

2012-12-10 12:20:19

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some holiday predictions are, tragically, very predictable. For example, more people are likely to die in alcohol-related traffic crashes during the holidays than at other times of the year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101216/PH18822 ) Statistics show that during Christmas and New Year's, two to three times more people die in alcohol-related crashes than during comparable periods the rest of the year. And 40 percent of...

Gene Plays A Role In Binge Drinking In Young Teenagers
2012-12-04 11:52:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s an undeniable fact that many teenagers are going to experiment with alcohol before they are mentally ready enough to do so. Now, a new study may help explain why some of these teenagers are more prone to continue drinking alcohol after trying it than others are. A study, led by researchers at King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), provides the most detailed understanding yet of the brain process...

Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need A Drink To Learn
2012-11-29 16:54:43

Cell Press Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning. The findings, reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on November 29th, show how overuse of alcohol can produce lasting changes in the brain, even after alcohol abuse stops. The report also provides evidence that the very human experience of alcoholism can be explored in part with studies conducted in fruit flies and other animals, the researchers say....

Canadians Like Their Marijuana
2012-11-28 22:01:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario released a new study today which suggests most Canadian adults are drinking responsibly, older adults are smoking marijuana, and kids who smoke are also inclined to go for a drive after. “More young adults are reporting that they drive within an hour of using cannabis - even more than those who report drinking and driving,” said Dr. Robert Mann, the...

2012-11-20 15:50:13

Critique 096: Frequency of alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk factors: implications for drinking guidelines 20 November 2012 The purpose of this paper was to examine whether drinkers who consume lower-risk amounts on more frequent occasions have favorable risk factor profiles compared with those who drink more per occasion but less frequently. The authors also discuss implications for the larger debate about the limitations of non-randomized studies about 'moderate' drinking and...