Category Archives: Alcohol

Mother’s depression when kids are young linked to risky teen behaviors

(Reuters Health) - Having a depressed mother during elementary or middle school raises the likelihood a child will engage in risky behaviors like drinking and smoking during the teen years, according to a new Canadian study. Based on nearly 3,000 … Continue reading

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Study links suicide risk with insomnia, alcohol use

DARIEN, IL - A new study is the first to show that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender. The study suggests that the targeted assessment and treatment … Continue reading

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Alcohol interferes with sleep: new evidence

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that drinking alcohol to fall asleep interferes with sleep homeostasis, the body’s sleep-regulating mechanism. Alcohol is known to be a powerful somnogen, or sleep inducer, and … Continue reading

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Alcohol-control law may curb partner abuse

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Communities with fewer places to buy or drink alcohol also tend to have lower rates of intimate partner violence, new evidence suggests. The research, published in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and … Continue reading

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Study: How Red Wine Prevents Alcohol-Related Cancer: University of Colorado Cancer Center

Newswise — Alcohol use is a major risk factor for head and neck cancer. But an article published in the November issue of the journal Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology shows that the chemical resveratrol found in grape skins … Continue reading

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Unhappy Hour: Non-Drinkers Devise Strategies to Navigate Booze-Centered Work Events

Newswise — From holiday parties to happy hours, social events with co-workers and clients often revolve around alcohol, which can put non-drinkers in an awkward position: they don’t want to drink, but they do want to take part in events … Continue reading

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Heavy drinking raises women’s injury risk more than men’s

(Reuters Health) – Heavy drinking increases the risk of being injured, and far more so for women than men, researchers say. In a review of emergency department admissions in 18 countries, they also found that violence was involved in twice … Continue reading

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CDC: Most people who drink excessively are not alcohol dependent

Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration … Continue reading

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Alcohol Taxes Can Improve Health, Lead to More Jobs

Newswise — New Orleans — Alcohol tax increases reduce the harms resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, and may lead to a small net increase in the number of jobs, according to new research released today at the American Public Health … Continue reading

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Moderate drinking is healthy. But only for the 15% of people with the right gene.

The study included 618 Swedes with coronary heart disease and a control group of 3,000 healthy subjects. The subjects were assigned to various categories based on the amount of alcohol they consumed (ethanol intake). Meanwhile, they were tested in order … Continue reading

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Teen drinking lower when there are social host laws

(Reuters Health) - When laws hold adults responsible when kids drink on their property, kids are less likely to spend their weekends drinking at parties, according to a new study. States or local governments can enact ‘social host’ laws, which … Continue reading

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Understanding drinking behaviors among women with unwanted pregnancies

Most women reduce or stop drinking alcohol upon discovery of pregnancy. However, little information exists about changes in alcohol use, and factors contributing to these changes, among women with unwanted pregnancies. A new study examines changes in alcohol use from … Continue reading

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When moderate drinking becomes problem drinking: there may be a medication for that

A team of UC San Francisco researchers has found that a tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders. Previous research … Continue reading

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