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2011-11-01 15:07:45

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers survey students over 6 years Research led by University of Southern California (USC) professor Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D., shows that black middle school students whose close friends drink alcohol are more likely to drink alcohol in high school than their white classmates. The study, which appears in the September-October 2011 issue of the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, identifies a group at high risk for alcohol use that may benefit from special...

2011-10-31 23:17:54

Doctors who drink more themselves are more liberal in their advice to patients on alcohol consumption. They set higher thresholds for what is harmful, and while men who are heavy drinkers get to continue drinking, women are often advised to stop altogether, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have for the first time looked into how family doctors' own drinking habits affect...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

A compound from a wild, poisonous mushroom could help kill cancer. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, supports a recent clinical study that found a compound from a wild, poisonous mushroom could help kill cancer. As reported in the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the compound is called...

Strawberries Can Protect The Stomach From Alcohol
2011-10-25 09:13:32

In an experiment on rats, European researchers have proved that eating strawberries reduces the harm that alcohol can cause to the stomach mucous membrane. Published in the open access journal Plos One, the study may contribute to improving the treatment of stomach ulcers. A team of Italian, Serbian and Spanish researchers has confirmed the protecting effect that strawberries have in a mammal stomach that has been damaged by alcohol. Scientists gave ethanol (ethyl alcohol) to laboratory...

2011-10-24 14:06:59

Higher BMI, consumption of black tea and fruit may protect against lung cancer Heavy alcohol consumption may be linked to a greater risk of developing lung cancer, while higher BMI and increased consumption of black tea and fruit are associated with lower risk of the deadly disease. In three separate studies presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), heavy alcohol consumption was related to increased risk of lung cancer, while...

2011-10-24 06:49:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Having a beer belly should be of least concern for alcohol users.  According to three recent studies, heavy alcohol consumption is linked to a great risk of developing lung cancer, while specific ethnic groups, including African American men and Asian women, had slightly higher risks for lung cancer.  On the other hand, black tea consumption was shown to reduce lung cancer risk in nonsmoking women, while higher BMU and increased fruit consumption were...

Cost Of Binge Drinking Reaches $224 Billion Per Year: CDC
2011-10-18 04:59:44

Excessive alcohol consumption in the United States results in 79,000 deaths per year and costs $745 per person, according to a report issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study used data from 2006, the most recent year for which information was generally available, and found that the costs related to excessive alcohol drinking reached $223.5 billion, or nearly $2 per drink, that year. Nearly three—quarters of those costs were due to binge...

2011-10-16 21:43:28

-A new study examines the impact that the cultural context of drinking may have on the relationship between drinking and harm in several European countries. -Results suggest a significant relationship between volume of consumption and risk of experiencing alcohol-related problems in all five countries examined. -The relationship appears to be stronger in three Baltic countries and Sweden than in Italy. Research clearly shows a dose-response relationship between alcohol and health issues...

2011-10-16 21:42:10

-A new study has investigated the linkages between alcohol consumption and hospitalized injury. -Heavy drinkers face higher injury risks than most people when sober; conversely, their injury risk rises less when alcohol positive. -Moderate drinkers who occasionally drink to excess suffer more injuries than heavy drinkers per alcohol-positive hour. Researchers know that alcohol impairs coordination and the ability to perceive and respond to hazards, and that hangovers impair...

In A Down Economy, Drinking Goes Up
2011-10-13 08:15:25

Researchers from the University of Miami and the University of Colorado find a connection between macroeconomic conditions and excessive alcohol drinking Previous studies have found that health outcomes improve during an economic downturn. Job loss means less money available for potentially unhealthy behaviors such as excessive drinking, according to existing literature on employment and alcohol consumption. A new study by health economist Michael T. French from the University of Miami and...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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