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2012-06-21 10:21:11

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Follett Higher Education Group today announced it will sponsor the third annual Thirst Gala, an event hosted by The Thirst Project to honor those committed to ending the global water crisis. The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization working to educate students about the issue and helping to build water wells around the world to create and promote access to clean drinking water. (Logo:...

2012-06-05 11:27:07

Our bodies need about two liters of fluids per day, not two liters of water specifically. In an Editorial in the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Spero Tsindos from La Trobe University, examined why we consume so much water. Mr Tsindos believes that encouraging people to drink more water is driven by vested interests, rather than a need for better health. "Thirty years ago you didn't see a plastic water bottle anywhere, now they appear as fashion...

EU Bans Companies From Claiming Water Prevents Dehydration
2011-11-19 06:21:54

In what can only be described as a bizarre ruling, the European Union (EU) has ruled that drinking water manufacturers cannot claim that their product prevents dehydration, or they could face up to two years in prison, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Steve Doughy the Daily Mail, the ruling was handed down by a panel of 21 scientists following three years worth of deliberation, and "results from an attempt by two German academics" --  Dr. Andreas Hahn and Dr. Moritz...

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2011-07-13 10:15:00

The long-time recommendations to drink six to eight glasses of water per day to prevent dehydration "is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense," according to a doctor writing in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday. Dr. Margaret McCartney, a general practitioner from Glasgow, Scotland, argues that there is no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water, yet the "we-don't-drink-enough-water" myth has endless advocates, including those from the National...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 30 years, SK-II has touched the lives of millions of women around the world by helping them to "Live Clear" through the miracle of crystal clear skin. Now with the launch of the SK-II Clear for Life project, the brand is connecting women in need across Asia to a source of clear drinking water, so that they in turn can help empower their communities. The SK-II Clear for Life project was inspired by Global Ambassador, Cate Blanchett's...

2010-11-23 21:04:57

In a cross-sectional study from the 2004 and 2007 Australian National Drug Strategy Household (NDSH) surveys, respondents were questioned about their current and past drinking, the presence of formal diagnosis for specific diseases (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, anxiety, depression) and self-perceived general health status. The sample sizes for the 2004 and 2007 NDSH surveys were 24,109 and 23,356, respectively. The authors report that respondents with a diagnosis of...

2010-01-27 15:59:46

Parents who try to teach responsible drinking by letting their teenagers have alcohol at home may be well intentioned, but they may also be wrong, according to a new study in the latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. In a study of 428 Dutch families, researchers found that the more teenagers were allowed to drink at home, the more they drank outside of home as well. What's more, teens who drank under their parents' watch or on their own had an elevated risk of...

2009-08-28 11:40:30

Abstaining from alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of depression according to a new study published in Addiction journal. It has long been recognized that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to poor physical and mental health.  However, there has been mounting evidence that low levels of alcohol consumption may also be associated with poor mental health possibly due to abstainers having other health problems or being reformed heavy drinkers. The study utilized...

2009-07-06 23:48:57

A U.S. public health expert says drinking related problems, including hangovers, drunk driving and possibly assault, may increase during the summer. Scott Walters of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston suggests cookouts and other outdoor events may make people see summer as a time-out from normal routines and they tend to drink more. A better idea is to see summer as a time to slow down -- and that includes taking it easy with alcohol, Walters suggests. Our research has...

2009-03-18 11:24:00

Worldwide Water Consumption Diet Imperative to Earth's Survival ISTANBUL, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Water, an element crucial to human existence, is becoming more and more scarce. From the bread we eat to the meat we consume, the global population is contributing to the depletion of the world's water resources, say experts at the 5th World Water Forum taking place in Istanbul, Turkey this week. The Forum is bringing attention to practices of not only corporations, but also individuals that...