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For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too...

You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard...

New studies prove lethal link between alcohol, weight

Research announced today at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 has revealed the deadly impact that alcohol and body weight have on liver disease. Women should...

Alcohol use, anxiety predict Facebook use by college students

With nearly one billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the...

National guardsmen risk triple whammy: PTSD, booze, depression

Soldiers in the National Guard with no history of alcohol abuse are at significant risk of developing alcohol-related problems during and after deployment, according...

For alcoholics, new help in abstaining — without thinking about it

Alcoholism is a tough addiction to kick. Eventually, most people return to drinking. But some Dutch and German psychological scientists have tested a short-term regime that promises to help alcoholics stay sober. Their study is published in Psycholo...

Depression symptoms increase over time for addiction-prone women

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Unlike alcohol abuse problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women in their 30s and 40s -- it continues to increase, a new study led by University of Michigan Health System rese...

Young rats given polyphenols show less endothelial function deterioration with aging

The endothelium is the inner lining of our blood vessels and normal functions of endothelial cells include enabling coagulation, platelet adhesion and immune function. Endothelial dysfunction is associated with reduced anticoagulant properties an...

Critique 029: What should we advise about alcohol consumption? A debate...

A Letter to the Editor entitled "What should we advise about alcohol consumption?" was recently published by Maurizio Ponz de Leon in Intern Emerg Med.1 Dr. de Leon argues that the message of health benefits of moderate drinking "seems to me haz...

Binge drinking: Too prevalent and hazardous

Binge drinking, an activity that many young people engage in, has associated adverse health risks and we need to do a better job of controlling overall alcohol usage, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo li...

Hold the Red Bull: Energy drinks don’t blunt effects of alcohol,...

Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina. But a new study led by researc...

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