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Health Tip: Control Some Risk Factors for Diabetes

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Some risk factors for diabetes are under a person's control, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet and getting enough exercise, the American Heart Association notes. The AHA says additional risk factors that are under a person's control include: Managing stress. Avoiding smoking. Limiting alcohol. Getting quality sleep every night.

'Deaths of Despair' May Have Helped Fuel Trump's Victory: Study

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 – U.S. voters' despair over poor health and premature deaths might have tipped the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, a new analysis argues. Counties that voted Republican more heavily had a 15 percent higher age-adjusted death rate than counties that voted heavily Democratic, researchers found. In particular, counties that shifted toward Trump had much ...

Is Teen Drinking Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer Later in Life?

Posted 29 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 – Teen boys who drink may raise their risk for aggressive prostate cancer decades later, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to non-drinkers, men who reported having at least one alcoholic drink a day between ages 15 and 19 had more than triple the odds of developing aggressive prostate cancer in adulthood, the researchers said. The study doesn't prove that alcohol ...

Alcohol Helps Kill 2.8 Million People Globally Each Year

Posted 24 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 – Alcohol contributes to 2.8 million deaths a year worldwide, and there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, researchers say. The new analysis of hundreds of studies conducted between 1990 and 2016 found that one in three people worldwide (2.4 billion people) drink alcohol, and that 6.8 percent of men and 2.2 percent of women die of alcohol-related health problems ...

'Moderate' Drinking May Help the Heart, But Only If You Stick With It: Study

Posted 22 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 – Could a habit of consistent "moderate" drinking – a little more than two drinks a day for men, and slightly less for women – actually help your heart? That's the suggestion from a new study of more than 35,000 British and French adults whose health and drinking habits were tracked for a decade. The investigators found that consistent, moderate tippling was tied to ...

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

Posted 9 Aug 2018 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 2 Aug 2018 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 30 Jul 2018 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 26 Jul 2018 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 ...

More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 – Over the last four decades, more American teenagers have decided to say no to drugs and alcohol, a new report shows. "There has been a steady increase in the proportion of students graduating high school who report never having tried alcohol, marijuana, tobacco or any other drugs," said study author Dr. Sharon Levy. She directs the adolescent substance use and addiction ...

Drinking and Driving: A Deadly July 4 Cocktail

Posted 3 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 – The July Fourth holiday is one of the year's deadliest in the United States, and drunken driving is a major reason. Last year between the evening of July 1 and the morning of July 5, 188 people nationwide were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). That represented 41 percent of road deaths for the holiday period. "As ...

Tab for Young Binge Drinkers May Be Heart Trouble Later

Posted 27 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 – People who party hard in their 20s could wind up paying for it later with a higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Young adults who binge drink are more likely to have heart risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and higher blood sugar levels, researchers found. "They are engaging in a behavior that can result in something ...

AHA: Aging LGBT Seniors a 'Major Public Health Issue'

Posted 26 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) – LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity – and what happens to their health as they grow older. "They've been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved," said Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen. "We're talking about a major public ...

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 ...

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 – Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests. The study of college women included some who reported regularly binge drinking during high school and in the first year of college. That means downing four or more alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period. "We found that ...

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