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2011-04-11 09:01:22

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. But there are conflicting reports about how much alcohol, if any, it is safe for a pregnant woman to drink. New research published in Biomed Central's open access journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth looked at the amounts of alcohol women drank during their early pregnancy and showed the effect this had on their babies. Researchers in Dublin questioned more than 60,000...

2011-04-05 00:15:59

Higher stimulant, lower sedative effects of alcohol associate with frequent binging For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant. For others, it's an unpleasant downer. New research shows that a person's response to alcohol can predict their future drinking behavior, including their frequency of binge drinking and the risk of developing an alcohol-use disorder. Though often described as a depressant, alcohol produces a mix of stimulant and sedative effects that can vary from individual to...

2011-04-04 19:40:39

Heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher risk of developing non-cardia gastric cancer, according to research presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant, known as rs1230025, and for non-drinkers who have rs1230025 or rs283411. "This...

2011-03-27 13:26:00

NEW YORK, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages. This strategy came as result of recent undercover police stings in New York City, as well as a survey of hospitals and colleges across New York State....

2011-03-03 16:41:56

Study finds variation in drinking patterns between men and women depending on neighborhood type Men living in low-income neighbourhoods consume more than three times as many alcoholic drinks each week compared to women in these neighbourhoods, according to a study led by St. Michael's researcher Flora Matheson. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest neighbourhood affluence affects men and women differently when it comes to alcohol consumption....

2010-12-20 08:00:00

Inconsistent and Incomplete Labeling of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Taking Health, Safety, and Nutritional Toll on Drinkers WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Consumers League (NCL) has once again called on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to issue a final rule to improve alcohol beverage labeling. "The drinking public needs certain basic information on beer, wine, and spirits labels," said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg. "With a...

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2010-11-24 11:00:49

Research: Patterns of alcohol consumption and ischemic heart disease in culturally divergent countries: The Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME) Belfast's binge drinking culture could be behind the country's high rates of heart disease, according to a paper published on bmj.com on Nov. 23. The study, which compares drinking patterns of middle aged men in France and Belfast, finds that the volume of alcohol consumed over a week in both countries is almost...

2010-11-19 12:37:19

Personal view: Vary VAT on alcohol: A more palatable way to achieve minimum pricing? Alcoholic drinks served in pubs should be taxed at a lower level than drinks bought from shops, says an expert in this week's BMJ. This action would deliver the health benefits associated with introducing a minimum price on alcohol, increase tax revenue for the Treasury and save pubs says Dr Nick Sheron. The author is head of clinical hepatology at the University of Southampton, a member of the Alcohol Health...

2010-11-18 13:32:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health experts have long touted the health benefits of antioxidant-rich red wine and recent research* even suggests that light wine consumption (1-2 glasses a week) is no longer off limits for pregnant women. This holiday season consumers are sure to be lifting their glasses without guilt as Mintel research found that 85% of imbibers believe drinking wine in moderation can be good for your overall health. (Logo:...

2010-08-19 15:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have high blood pressure, binge drinking may dramatically raise your risk of stroke or heart-related death, according to a South Korean study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) Compared to non-drinkers with normal blood pressure, researchers found that the risk of cardiovascular death in...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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