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For Pennies a Drink, Higher Taxes Would Help Counter Alcohol's Toll: Study

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 – As a tool to reduce the public health toll of drinking, higher taxes on alcohol get the most bang for the buck, a new study finds. Worldwide, more than 4 percent of diseases and 5 percent of deaths are directly linked with alcohol, previous research suggests. In this study, researchers looked at data from 16 countries to find out which of five alcohol-control strategies ...

'Moderate' Drinking May Be a Brain Buffer

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 – Middle-aged people who drink moderately – no more than a glass of wine a day – may have a relatively lower risk of developing dementia later in life, researchers report. The study, which followed 9,000 British adults for over two decades, found that both heavier drinkers and abstainers had a higher dementia risk than moderate drinkers. Moderate drinking was defined ...

Drinking While Breast-Feeding May Dampen Child's Brain Development

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 – Sorry, new moms, although you've already waited at least nine months, it's not time for a glass of wine just yet: New research suggests it might be best for baby's brain to wait until you've stopped breast-feeding. That's because exposure to alcohol in breast milk was linked to a reduction in thinking and reasoning skills when kids were tested at ages 6 and 7. The effect ...

3-Pronged Approach to Cancer Prevention

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 – Need another reason to improve your diet and start exercising? Doing so could help ward off cancer, a new study finds. "Keep in mind that every lifestyle factor counts and it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle," said study co-author Bernard Srour, of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Eating healthful foods, engaging in physical ...

How Much Drinking Is Healthy -- or Not?

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do – but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds. The research is the latest to look at the question: What level of drinking might be "healthy"? It's a complicated issue to study, and that's led to some confusing public health messages, the ...

Tough State Drunk Driving Laws Save Lives

Posted 29 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 – States that get tough on drunk driving see drops in alcohol-related car crash deaths, new research shows. About 30 percent of deaths in car crashes occur when one or more drivers has a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher – the legal definition of driving while impaired in the United States, the investigators explained. An additional 20 percent of deaths involve ...

'Low-Alcohol' Booze Labels May Backfire

Posted 18 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Marketing "light" beer and wine could backfire, increasing the total amount that someone drinks, a new British study warns. "Labeling lower strength alcohol may sound like a good idea if it encourages people to switch drinks, but our study suggests it may paradoxically encourage people to drink more," senior author Theresa Marteau, of the University of Cambridge, said in a ...

Health Tip: Heavy Alcohol Use Increases Cancer Risk

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Heavy drinking increases your risk of developing cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and breast, the American Cancer Society says. The society says alcohol abuse may: Damage body tissues. Help toxic chemicals, such as those in tobacco smoke, trigger bodily harm. Limit the body's absorption of key nutrients. Raise levels of estrogen, which could raise a woman's ...

Heavy Drinking Could Raise Your Gum Disease Risk

Posted 24 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 – People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank relatively heavily had fewer "good" bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more "bad" bacteria – including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, ...

Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

Posted 19 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 – High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn't help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers. The study of 51 young attendees at an outdoor music festival in the Netherlands found that "when participants consumed more alcohol, they exhibited more ...

Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake

Posted 17 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 – An injectable sensor that could provide ongoing monitoring of the alcohol intake of people receiving addiction treatment is in development. The miniature biosensor would be placed just beneath the skin surface and be powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch or patch, the University of California, San Diego engineers explained. "The ultimate goal of ...

Booze Boosts Your Heart Rate

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – You might think that glass of wine or beer helps you relax at the end of a long day, but researchers report that it actually makes your heart race. And the more you drink, the faster your heart beats. To come to that conclusion, German doctors monitored the alcohol consumption and heart rates of more than 3,000 people (average age: 35) at the 2015 Oktoberfest in Munich. ...

Binge Drinking Rampant Among Americans

Posted 16 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 – Americans are on a binge drinking binge. More than 17 billion binge drinks were consumed by American adults in 2015, a new federal government study shows. That works out to an average of 470 drinks per binge drinker. The study also found that 1 in 6 (37 million) American adults binge drink about once a week and down an average of seven drinks per binge. "This study shows ...

Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 – The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a major risk factor for all types of dementia, but specially early onset dementia. Overall, alcohol abuse was associated ...

Booze Beats Pot at Being Unhealthy: Oregon Poll

Posted 15 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 – Many believe alcohol poses a greater danger to health than marijuana, a new study out of Oregon suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon before that state legalized recreational marijuana use in 2015. The study found that 52.5 percent thought alcohol was more harmful to health than marijuana, while just 7.5 percent thought marijuana was more ...

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