Latest USA College binge drinking Stories

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...

Binge Drinking Linked To Cognitive Decline
2012-07-19 05:37:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While some studies have said that drinking wine on a daily basis is good for the heart, others consider alcohol as unhealthy for the human body. To dive into this debate, researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, studied the impact of binge drinking and found that there is a possible link between binge drinking and an increase chance of developing dementia in older people. The...

2012-07-18 23:42:37

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, will present the findings of a new study suggesting a link between binge drinking in older adults and the risk of developing dementia. The findings are to be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012, the world's largest gathering of dementia researchers, in Vancouver, Canada on 18th July 2012. The work is supported by the National Institute for Health Research...

2011-08-20 14:17:22

British women are now as likely as their male counterparts to binge drink, claims a new study from researchers at University College London (UCL). The study, which was the topic of an August 19 article by Matthew Holehouse of the Telegraph, discovered that nearly 80-percent of all British women were as likely as British men to consume large amounts of alcohol at any given time. In comparison, in other European countries, men were far more likely to be binge drinkers than women. In fact,...

2011-07-19 12:39:44

A nationwide study confirms that binge drinking has reached epidemic proportions in China and argues that efforts to tackle the problem must address the country's unique drinking culture. In this study, published online today in the journal Addiction, binge drinking was defined as consuming 50g or more pure alcohol in one day for men (about five 330ml tins of beer), and 40g or more for women. The study found that of the almost 50,000 people surveyed across China, 55.6% of men and 15% of women...

2011-06-10 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 12 issue of PARADE magazine explores the growing trend of extreme underage drinking. While it's no secret that teens drink--some as early as junior high school--for many, the point is to get as drunk as possible, as quickly as possible, in part to reduce the social anxiety rife at that age. And now, there are more dangerous ways to accomplish this: The practice of mixing alcohol with highly caffeinated energy drinks; the marketing of...

2010-10-06 06:15:00

U.S. government researchers said on Tuesday that one in four high school students and adults between the ages 18 and 34 have engaged in binge drinking in the past month. They said that among high school students who drink, 60 percent said they binge drink.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines binge drinking as four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men over the span of a few hours. Twenty percent of men reported that they have partaken in...

2009-12-10 11:15:00

It could be the tolerance they've built up over the years or the extra time on their hands, but older people with alcohol problems drink a lot more than younger adults with similar problems, according to a new study. Ohio State University researchers found that alcoholics older than 60 drink more than 40 drinks a week, while alcoholics 25 to 39 years old have 25 to 35 drinks a week. The study also found that older alcoholics binge drink about 19 times a month compared with younger alcoholics...

2009-11-21 08:37:19

Older adults who have alcohol dependence problems drink significantly more than do younger adults who have similar problems, a new study has found. The findings suggest that older problem drinkers may have developed a tolerance for alcohol and need to drink even more than younger abusers to achieve the effects they seek. Researchers at Ohio State University found that adults over age 60 who have alcohol dependence drink more than 40 alcoholic drinks a week on average, compared to between 25...

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