Navigation Links
Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk
Date:11/7/2009

Colleges fight back to stem a growing problem across the U.S.

SATURDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of students at four-year colleges do it regularly (and, it's not sex).

Rather, it's binge drinking -- downing five or more alcoholic drinks at a sitting.

"People have a hard time identifying alcohol as a drug," said Jenny Hwang, associate dean of students and director of the counseling center at Stony Brook University on Long Island, N.Y. In fact, she said, heavy drinking is glamorized as a rite of passage in college years.

But it's a dangerous rite.

The death toll from alcohol has been rising among U.S. college students. According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol-related deaths have increased in this group from 1,440 in 1998 to 1,825 less than a decade later, in 2005.

Even if the binge drinking doesn't result in death, Hwang and others emphasize, the risks can be great. In a study published in April, researchers from San Diego reported that young people who binge drink can seriously damage the white matter in their brain, which is crucial for relaying information between brain cells.

Though damage to white matter has long been observed in the brains of adult alcoholics, the researchers expressed surprise at seeing it in young drinkers.

Because of such dangers and the rising death toll, Hwang and other college officials across the United States have taken action, putting into place peer programs and educational outreach to try to stem the tide of drinking-related hazards.

College officials also have begun to reach out to bars near their campuses to enlist their help in the effort. Parents of college students can help as well, experts said, by making sure their college-age offspring are aware of the dangers and don't become a statistic.

"You want to try to reach students before they get to a state where they
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Binge Drinking May Encourage Infection
2. Rate of teen binge drinking cut more than 1/3 by prevention system
3. Thin Thighs Might Be Harbinger of Heart Disease
4. Driving After Binge Drinking More Common Than Believed
5. Pot Might Blunt Damage of Binge Drinking
6. Yoga Therapy for Binge Eaters
7. At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise
8. Daily alcohol intake can lead to binge drinking
9. Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries
10. Binge drinking in childhood and adolescence
11. Binge Drinking May Damage Teens Brains
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for ... According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ... the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy. ... be particularly dangerous to pregnant women, as it can ... Riley, chair of the college,s Immunization Expert Work Group, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering ... sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. , The research ... also help to explain why some painkillers may not offer ... up to 10% of the community. There are different ... pain, which often has the greatest impact on sufferers, quality ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Barbara Bronson Gray ... -- Although it,s extremely rare, colds, flu and other ... elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests. ... a stroke in the United States, said Dr. Heather Fullerton, ... and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... architecture firm Perkins Eastman is pleased to ... design services in China and the ... recognized Principal Richard Sprow AIA has relocated ... his 40-year career in healthcare planning and design and ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 With 3943.8% growth, Connexion ... of the nation’s fastest growing companies. The Inc. 500 ranks ... care sector. Connexion Point is the #1 fastest growing company ... Medicare and Medicaid, and its clients include four of the ... employs 1,000 people and has offices and contact centers in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group 2Health News:Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel 2Health News:Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids 2Health News:Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids 3Health News:Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China 2Health News:Perkins Eastman Expands Presence in China 3Health News:With 3943.8% Growth, Connexion Point, a Leader in Contact Centers for Health Care, Ranks 86th on the Inc. 500 List as One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies 2
... Orchid Cellmark Inc. (Nasdaq: ORCH ), a leading ... financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of ... compared to $15.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. ... $60.3 million for the full year of 2007. The decline ...
... STXS ) today announced that it has extended its ... SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB ). Under ... Company can borrow up to $25 million. "This extension ... position and other financing sources, provides us with the financial ...
... Meal Recipes, Educational Games and More Now Available SAN FRANCISCO, ... initiative to provide the public with information about how the ... brains healthy. In honor of Brain Awareness Week, which begins ... online that help people understand how the brain operates and ...
... HORSHAM, Pa. and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 16 ... of a strategic partnership agreement to provide a total, ... hemodynamic cardiovascular patient data to their customers. LUMEDX is ... more than 500 hospitals worldwide. With a presence ...
... Deerfield ManagementBEDFORD, Mass, March 16 Insulet Corporation ... tubing-free insulin pump technology with its OmniPod(R) Insulin ... into an agreement with leading healthcare investor, Deerfield ... $60 million in financing through a flexible credit ...
... both Raima Database Manager (RDM) products in April. ... and RDM Server will be released as version ... availability by providing replication between RDM Embedded databases ... of embedded systems with an easy method to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 2Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 3Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 4Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 5Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 6Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 7Health News:Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 8Health News:Stereotaxis Extends Its Credit Facility With Silicon Valley Bank 2Health News:Stereotaxis Extends Its Credit Facility With Silicon Valley Bank 3Health News:Posit Science Provides Free Brain Health Tips and Tools in Celebration of Brain Awareness Week 2Health News:LUMEDX and Mennen Medical(R) Announce Agreement for a Strategic Cooperation 2Health News:LUMEDX and Mennen Medical(R) Announce Agreement for a Strategic Cooperation 3Health News:Insulet Receives $60 Million Funding Commitment 2Health News:Insulet Receives $60 Million Funding Commitment 3Health News:Insulet Receives $60 Million Funding Commitment 4Health News:Insulet Receives $60 Million Funding Commitment 5Health News:Birdstep Technology Announces The Dual Upcoming Release Of Its Raima Database Manager Products 2Health News:Birdstep Technology Announces The Dual Upcoming Release Of Its Raima Database Manager Products 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Research and Markets ... "Global Biosimilars/Follow-on-Biologics Market (Technology, Types, Applications, Services and ... report to their offering. A ... and geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company ... and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", suggests that the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , August 20, 2014 ... report titled "Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA) Market for Cellulosics, Agrochemicals, ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 ... at USD 817.1 million in 2013 and is anticipated ... a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period from ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User ... Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation ... their offering. The new report ... (types, applications, end user and geography) - Size, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Biosimilars/Follow-on-Biologics Market (Technology, Types, Applications, Services and Geography) - Research Report, 2013 - 2020 2Global Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA) Market is Expected to Reach USD 1,046.7 million by 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Global Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA) Market is Expected to Reach USD 1,046.7 million by 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Global Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA) Market is Expected to Reach USD 1,046.7 million by 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2
... indicates that anti-inflammatory drugs may become a new tool ... leading global cause of death. In investigating a specific ... researchers used the Cardiochip, a gene analysis tool designed ... Center for Applied Genomics at The Children,s Hospital of ...
... March 14, 2012 OncoSec Medical Incorporated ... Medical System (OMS) ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid ... Institute in Santa Monica, CA, and Lakeland Comprehensive ... as enrolling sites, and investigators are screening patients ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gene Chip, Invented by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Scientist, Pinpoints New Target to Prevent Heart Disease 2Gene Chip, Invented by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Scientist, Pinpoints New Target to Prevent Heart Disease 3OncoSec Initiates Two Additional Clinical Sites for Phase II Metastatic Melanoma Trial 2OncoSec Initiates Two Additional Clinical Sites for Phase II Metastatic Melanoma Trial 3OncoSec Initiates Two Additional Clinical Sites for Phase II Metastatic Melanoma Trial 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: