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A Look At Worldwide Alcohol Consumption
2013-03-04 18:58:09

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your University Online When examining the history of alcohol, we find it runs parallel to much of recorded human history. Throughout time, the use of alcohol has played an important role in religion and worship. Additionally, its use has provided nutrients and provided medicinal, antiseptic and analgesic properties. In early Egyptian culture, both beer and wine were deified and presented to their gods. Cellars and winepresses were represented by...

Alcohol Use, Binge-Drinking Higher Than Previously Thought, Says UK Study
2013-02-27 10:29:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alcohol consumption in the UK may be much higher than previously thought, with as many as 75 percent of Britons drinking more than the recommended daily limit. And many of these people are likely consuming dangerous levels of alcohol, with the drinking habits of women easily matching those of men, according to researchers from University College London [UCL]. Publishing the findings of a new study in the European Journal of Public...

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...

Effects Of Binge Drinking Include Brain Impairment In Just Months
2012-10-16 18:32:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bill Cosby was on to something when he addressed this country´s propensity for binge drinking. Speaking in his ℠Bill Cosby, Himself´ special from 1983, he said, “It's always strange. I've had a lot of people work for me, and I've found out it's a funny thing that you give them Saturday and Sunday off, and they work so hard to get to those two days and those are the two days that they totally destroy...

2012-10-09 20:18:59

Some people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be at increased risk of problem drinking–though much may depend on race and gender, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers found that of nearly 14,000 U.S. adults surveyed, those living in low-income neighborhoods were generally more likely to be non-drinkers than were people in affluent neighborhoods. That was not true, however, of black and Hispanic men. And...

Glass Half Full - Binge Drinking Frat Boys Are Happier Than Most
2012-08-20 12:24:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a time and a place for everything. In college, for instance, many young people feel the urge to imbibe in a few substances which they may or may not have previous experience with. Specifically, many colleges and universities have noticed, and even set out to combat, binge drinking among their students. Now, a new study from the Colgate University in New York suggests students may engage in binge drinking as an...

Two Glasses Of Wine A Day Makes You Happy
2012-06-26 05:29:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com According to new research, drinking two glasses of wine every day helps improve your quality of life. Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine found that those who drink in moderation have a better overall score of quality of life than those who do not drink alcohol at all. Quality of life was measured by the team by using the Health Utilities Index, which looks at factors like dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility. The team found...

2012-06-22 16:04:49

Data from a nationally representative sample of 5,404 community-dwelling Canadians ages 50 and older at baseline (1994/1995) was used to estimate the effects of alcohol drinking patterns on quality of life when subjects were aged 50 years and after a follow-up period. Health-related quality of life was assessed with the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3). The authors report that most participants showed stable alcohol-consumption patterns over 6 years. Detailed information was available...

2012-04-18 13:39:42

40p minimum price would prevent over 1,000 deaths Government plans to impose a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol will have "significant impacts" including a 38,900 reduction in hospital admissions, a 1,149 reduction in deaths and a cut in alcohol consumption by 2.4%, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. A 50p minimum price would more than double all these effects, while an economic recession has even greater "sobering"...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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