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ER Injuries Related To Malt Liquor And Strong Beer
2013-08-15 12:01:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A preliminary study at a Baltimore hospital found that drinkers of hard liquors and high-alcohol beers like Steel Reserve were more prevalent in the emergency room than drinkers of regular beers. “Recent studies reveal that nearly a third of injury visits to Level I trauma centers were alcohol-related and frequently a result of heavy drinking,” said lead study author David Jernigan, a director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and...

Binge Drinking Has Large Economic Burdens
2013-08-14 05:08:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that excessive alcohol use causes large economic burdens to states and the District of Columbia. In 2006, the cost to states was a median of $2.9 billion, ranging from $420 million in North Dakota to $32 billion in California. The researchers estimated that every drink consumed cost $1.91 per state. The results of the study will be published in an upcoming...

2013-08-12 09:49:55

-A new study has examined the effects of cigarette taxation on alcohol consumption. -Results suggest that increases in cigarette taxes are associated with modest to moderate reductions in alcohol consumption among vulnerable groups. -Vulnerable groups include hazardous drinkers, young adult smokers, and smokers in the lowest income category. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S., while heavy drinking ranks as the third leading cause of...

2013-08-12 09:48:25

-Much more is known about racial differences in rates of alcohol use than types of alcohol consumed. -A new study of racial differences in types of alcohol beverages consumed during adolescence has found that, in general, black and while girls report significantly different risk profiles. -However, common predictors of heavier drinking profiles for both black and white girls include perceived ease in accessing alcohol, witnessing neighborhood drug dealing, and perceived peer alcohol use....

Alcoholism Risk May Be Driven By Overactive Dopamine System
2013-08-11 04:44:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who are vulnerable to alcoholism could experience an abnormally large response in the brain’s reward-seeking pathways when they drink, according a new study appearing in the January issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Marco Leyton, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal and corresponding author of the study, and his colleagues report when compared to those at low risk of...

2013-08-08 23:21:14

A new study finds that heavy alcohol consumption can lead to both anemia and dementia. Anyone suffering from alcohol abuse should contact a professional detox center like Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 As reported by Fox News on 8/1 titled "Anemia may put people at higher risk for dementia," a new research study published in the journal Neurology finds that people who have been diagnosed with anemia have a nearly 41 percent higher risk for developing...

2013-08-07 23:23:16

The U.S. Postal Service is considering delivering alcohol to raise more money for its struggling agency. Those who suffer from alcohol abuse should contact a qualified detox center like Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 As reported by Fox News (8/2) in their news article, US Postal Service eyes alcohol deliveries to raise revenue, the Post Office may soon be delivering spirits, wine and beer according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Currently the mailing of...

2013-08-02 23:17:39

A new 24-hour "dial-a-drink" service has just been approved by a council in England. Those who suffer from alcohol abuse should contact a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 As reported by Daily Mail (UK) on 7/8 in their news article titled, Fury as 24-hour 'dial-a-drink' service which delivers alcohol at any time is granted trading permission... and even the company admits 'surprise', that a new service in England...

2013-07-31 23:26:46

As back-to-school approaches, one organization has compiled a list of safe ride programs across the country, in an effort to teach parents and their teens safe and convenient alternatives to drinking and driving. As binge drinking among adolescents remains a national problem, this list serves as a beneficial resource to parents and young people alike. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Thousands of Americans drink and drive each day, and alcohol remains one of the most widely abused...

2013-07-25 23:22:31

Hangover Heaven, the only licensed medical clinic in the world dedicated to the treatment of hangovers, has surpassed 10,000 hangovers. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Founded by veteran anesthesiologist Dr. Jason Burke, Hangover Heaven is the only licensed medical facility in the world dedicated to the prevention and treatment of veisalgia, which is commonly referred to as a hangover. Having garnered international recognition for discovering an IV hangover cure that can be...