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2013-02-14 23:04:34

Saint Jude Retreats announces ways to remain sober on a first date this Valentine's Day. Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Saint Jude Retreats would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day, as well as provide tips on how to enjoy a first date without alcohol. According to an article on paramuspost.com an online dating service called, WhatsYourPrice.com reveals that first dates on Valentine's Day is a new trend. In fact the companies 2013 data has shown over 27,733 New Yorkers in...

2013-02-13 17:54:01

Practices should ask patients questions on initial and subsequent visits By relying on hunches rather than posing a few screening questions, primary care clinicians may be missing three-fourths of the alcohol problems in their patients, a newly released analysis shows. "It's often off the radar – people come in for hypertension and are not asked how much they drink," said study co-author Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., M.A.C.P., of UT Medicine San Antonio. Primary care...

2013-02-12 23:00:48

Vita Heaven and Hangover Heaven action items empower couples to increase their health and wellness compatibility during February's National Relationship Wellness Month. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 Recent studies on divorce indicate one of the main causes of failed marriages is incompatibility. Incompatibility can manifest in different ways, including the manner in which couples practice health and wellness. In celebration of National Relationship Wellness Month, Dr. Burke's...

Antidepressants May Not Be Good Mix With Alcohol
2013-02-12 18:57:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study reported in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has connected a link between heavy drinking, and depression. Researchers studied nearly 400 men for 30-years, who were 18-years-old at the beginning of the project. Nearly half of those involved in the study were at increased risk for drinking problems due to their fathers being alcoholics. Over the three-decade-interval, nearly 41 percent of the men with alcoholic...

Alcohol Price Increases Drops Mortality Rate
2013-02-08 12:16:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new data released this week, a drop in alcohol-related deaths was seen in Canada after the minimum alcohol price was increased. British Columbia researchers carried out a study to determine what happened once prices of alcohol increased in Canada. They found that between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of deaths caused by alcohol had dropped. During the study, the team used three categories of death associated with...

2013-02-06 12:29:15

American Indians are at much greater risk of suicide after acute alcohol intoxication, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study examined the prevalence and social demographic correlates of suicide involving acute alcohol intoxication among United States ethnic minorities. Results will be published in the May 2013 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early...

2013-02-06 10:06:09

-Suicide is ranked as the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. -A new study recently examined suicide and acute alcohol intoxication among U.S. ethnic minorities. -Findings show that American Indians are at much greater risk than other ethnic groups. In 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide ranked as the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States. Prior research has also shown that alcohol use disorders confer...

2013-02-06 10:03:09

-High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. -A Norwegian study has examined the impact of both level of drinking and compatibility of drinking on divorce. -Results indicate that: one, the more people drink, the higher the risk of divorce; and two, risk of divorce is lowered if the spouses drink approximately the same amount of alcohol. High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. The most cited explanation for this is that excessive...

Diet Mixers Will Make You More Intoxicated Than Using Regular Soft Drinks
2013-02-06 15:05:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to cocktails and other mixed drinks, a new study has found that using diet soft drinks as mixers can be making people more drunk than using regular sugary beverages. In one of the first-of-its-kind studies, researchers tested the effects that mixing sweet and non-sweetened soft drinks with alcohol has on breath-alcohol concentration (BrAC). The study suggests that women are most at risk of getting more drunk (by as...

2013-02-05 20:20:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to "Artificial Sweeteners Versus Regular Mixers Increase Breath Alcohol Concentrations in Male and Female Social Drinkers," a paper appearing in the April issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: "This paper, which looks at only 16 people, does not show that mixing diet soft drinks with alcohol causes increased intoxication. Rather,...