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2005-06-15 07:06:25

Injury, hypertension, depression and lung disorders all common, study found HealthDay News -- Heavy 'hazardous' drinking and drug use are associated with several serious health problems such as injuries, hypertension, pneumonia, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anxiety disorders and major psychoses, according to a new U.S. study. "The World Health Organization defines 'hazardous drinking' as 'alcohol consumption which confers the risk of physical and/or psychological harm,"...

2005-06-14 23:23:18

+ Individuals with alcohol and drug dependencies tend to have a greater incidence of health-related problems as well as higher health-care costs. + New research has found that primary-care patients with less severe drinking and drug use still have several serious health problems. + The same patients also have a high incidence of co-occurring psychiatric problems. Research has found that individuals with alcohol and drug dependencies have a greater occurrence of injuries, hypertension, HIV,...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.