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Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk

This release is available in French . Heavy drinkers of beer and spirits face a much higher risk of developing cancer than the population at large, says a group of Montreal epidemiologists and cancer researchers. Their findings show that people in the highest consumption category increased...

Pitt study on alcohol reveals drinkers not only zone out -- but also are unaware that they do

PITTSBURGHA new study out of the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a moderate dose of alcohol increases a person's mind wandering, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of noticing that one's mind has wandered. The paper, titled "Lost in the Sauce: The Effects of Alcohol on Mind W...

Study helps identify college drinkers who might continue excessive drinking as adults

COLUMBUS, Ohio College students who are problem drinkers using alcohol to cope with personal problems and boost self-confidence are more likely to continue excessive drinking into adulthood, a recent study suggests. The Ohio State University survey results suggest that adults who are still hig...

Hormone Drug May Help Drinkers Stay Sober

Study finds 'alcoholic' rats on cabergoline cut consumption, were less prone to relapse FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A pill normally prescribed to help with infertility and menstrual disorders may also help treat alcoholism, a new study says. When injected with cabergoline (D...

UCSF Gallo Study Finds Hormone Disorder Drug Could Help Drinkers Stay Sober

A drug prescribed for male and female infertility and menstrual disorders could hold the key to a more effective treatment for alcoholism, according to a study by researchers at the UCSF-affiliated Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center . (Vocus) February 24, 2009 -- ...

Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer

For women, especially, the brew could boost heart health, study finds MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) - Good news for coffee lovers: Drinking up to six cups a day of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee daily won't shorten your life span, a new study shows. In fact, coffee might eve...

Family History of Alcoholism Puts Student Drinkers at Risk

They're more likely to continue abuse after college as well as face behavioral problems WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- College students with a "dense" family history of alcoholism have the highest risk of alcohol-use disorders, a U.S. study says. While most university stude...

Alcohol advertising self-regulation not working, as ads target younger drinkers

Addiction scientists are calling for tighter regulation of alcohol advertising, as new research shows that self-regulation by the alcohol industry does not protect impressionable children and youth from exposure. The new research, conducted in Australia, found that adolescents in the five main ...

Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say,,,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 50, and your friends have noted that you can't handle that third glass of wine as well as you used to, a new study confirms it's not their imagination. Older adults who are...

Alcohol and licensing policy could be changing the habits of young drinkers

In a new report published online today in the January issue of Addiction , researchers question whether current licensing policies have contributed to a rise in the phenomenon of "pre-drinking" amongst young people. "Pre-drinking" or "pre-gaming" involves planned heavy drinking, usually at som...

Bottoms up: Individualists more likely to be problem drinkers

What makes residents of certain states or countries more likely to consume more alcohol? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , high levels of individualism lead to more problem drinking. "We looked at the extent to which consumer levels of individualism (vs. collectivis...

New Test Identifies Heavy Drinkers

It compares 20 blood chemical levels to database of users, so docs can spot trouble early WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new screening test identifies twice as many heavy drinkers as the commonly used liver enzyme test, a new report shows. The Early Detection of Alcohol Co...

Research Shows Alcohol Can Benefit the Hearts of New Drinkers

Study participants showed lower rates of cardiovascular disease after 4 years CHARLESTON, S.C., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Department of Family Medicine study concluded that people who began moderately consuming alcoh...

Moderate Drinkers Outlive Their Teetotaler and Heavy Drinking Counterparts

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may be good for your health, a new study has found. A new study from the University of Miami has shown that people who drink moderately are more likely to report above-average health than light drinkers, heavy drinkers and those who have never drank. ...

Women Binge- Drinkers Warned Of Possible Link To Breast Cancer

According to researchers women who drink more two bottles of wine over the weekend, more than double their risk of developing breast cancer. // The study reported in the European Journal of Public Health showed that in a group of 17,647 nurses who drank 22-27 drinks a week compared with those w...

Youngest Drinkers Likelier to Use Alcohol for Stress Relief as Adults

The younger someone starts drinking alcoholic beverages, the more likely he or she is to reach for a drink to relieve stress when older, a large new study suggests//. The steeper slope of “stress-reactive drinking among persons who started drinking at 14 or younger is of particular concern be...

Women Drinkers Could Face More Depression

Women who drink alcohol heavily over a short period of time or drink continuously over a number of days or weeks are likely to face more depression than men, says a study.// Sharon Wilsnack, from the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine and Health Sciences and other researchers studi...

Binge Drinkers on the Rise

A report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that binge drinking is becoming widespread and aggressive among teenagers.// The CDC defines binge drinking as "a common pattern of excessive alcohol use" and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoh...

Light Drinkers Tend to Shirk Work Often

People, who consume alcohol occasionally, tend to opt for sick leave the following day due to the hang over caused by alcohol.// Kenneth Pidd, from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction at Flinders University works as a research officer; he said that in a year the estimated...

Good drinkers have Higher Risk of Alcoholism

People who have a low response to alcohol or the so called ability to ...

Light To Moderate Drinkers May Live Longer: Study

Older adults who consume one to seven alcoholic beverages a week may live longer with reduced risk of cardiac ailments than those who do not drink, according to a latest study. // The study, by a team led by Cinzia Maraldi of the University of Florida, showed that when compared with never or ...

Alcohol Drinkers Prone to Physical Injuries

Alcohol drinkers are up to four times more likely to be hurt from physical injuries such as a fall or punch when compared to non-drinkers according to new research.// The University of Queensland study found any alcohol consumption quadrupled the risk of injury for the first six hours after dr...

Adolescent Drinkers Turned Addicts Cause the Exchequer More

According to a study conducted by Susan E. Foster, M.S.W., and colleagues from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, New York, //found that there is a sudden increase in the number of adolescent drinkers. Statistics show that about $23 billion is contributed y...

Wine Drinkers Good Health, Attributed To Their Lifestyle

A research was conducted to assess the health of the both wine and beer drinkers. It was found that the death rates among the wine drinkers were low when compared to those of beer drinkers. This was attributed to the diet consumed by both the population. // Morten Gr?nb?k, M.D., Ph.D. and colle...

Wine Drinkers Eat Healthy Food

Even as wine drinkers go in for wholesome and healthy food, beer drinkers are attracted more towards junk food. Lower mortality rates are also seen among// wine drinkers when compared to beer drinkers. Now researchers at the National Institute of Public Research in Copenhagen have found that beer ...

Moderate Drinkers Found to Escape Obesity and Related Problems

Time and over again, the scientific community has been arguing about the health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumption. A new study in favor of the above argument has shown that// regular but small amounts of alcohol consumption can actually help prevent obesity. The study was co...

It is the old drinkers than binge drinkers who are at risk of ill health

A new study had pointed out that people who regularly drink large amount of alcohol are more at risk// of ill health and death from alcohol related causes than binge drinkers, who drink a lot of alcohol in one go. The researcher for the study had said there had more than enough attention given...

Wine drinkers may have reasons to cheer

A recent study by researchers in the Institute of Preventive Medicine in Copenhagen suggests that drinking wine occasionally may be beneficial in countering dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists, who found// that people who drank wine weekly or monthly were more than two times less likely to...

Tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease

In comparison to coffee, tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease and cancer, although few clinical studies have been done. Doctors are carrying out research into the effect of green tea in men with prostate cancer. They hope it will be just one of the many studies that will be done on the be...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

It could be described as the stone that kills two vices. United States FDA-approved smoking cessation drug varenicline , is posing to be handed out to alcoholics as well . The Pfizer manufactured drug, sold under the name Chantix, which has been used quite successfully by smokers , was...

Study Revels That Women Of Italy Are High-Risk Drinkers

New findings indicate that drinking levels in Italy among some women are the same as compared to those of high-risk drinkers in the new world // , and this is revealed by the coexisting levels of FAS and FASD. Most studies that involve fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum d...

Hepatitis A Threat to Coffee Drinkers

Visitors and customers who came to the Brampton, Ont., Tim Horton's location are being asked to monitor themselves for signs of hepatitis A.// According to health officials in Peel Region, an employee at the Tim Horton's location at 2 Intermodal Dr. has tested positive for hepatitis A. Peel...

Alcoholism & Dependence Seen More Commonly In Early Alcohol Drinkers

Early alcohol drinkers, who begin before the age of 14 years are not only more likely to become alcoholics than those who stay away from alcohol until they're 21//, but they also tend to develop dependence on alcohol faster, and face a longer struggle with alcohol throughout their lives. The ...

Good News for Coffee Drinkers

After years of hearing about the ill effects of coffee, coffee drinkers finally have something to cheer about. A new study has shown that people// who drink one to three cups of coffee are protected from heart disease to some extent. This research was part of the Iowa Women's Health Study and ha...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... liver, lung and prostate cancer. And the more alcohol that such regular drinkers consumed, the higher their risk rose relative to those who did not drink at... because, in reality, it's really almost impossible to de-link smokers from drinkers since the two behaviors tend to overlap so frequently." Blot also noted ...

HIV Plus Alcohol Hampers Short-Term Memory

... view of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research , found that more than half of clinic patients with the virus that causes AIDS are also heavy drinkers and they appear to have more problems with short-term episodic memory, while long-term working memory seems unaffected. "Results showed that indi...

Drinking Wine Is Good For The "Heart" & Environment

...lone as an affordable, matchless wine event. The festival brings the world-class experience of expert vintners right to guest's wine glasses. Wine drinkers are not only helping hearts, they're saving salmon. This year, Kirkland Uncorked has gone Salmon Safe! Sample the 98.1 Classical KING-FM signature win...

Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...ek -- were more than twice as likely as less heavy drinkers to develop what is called high-grade prostate canc... 10 years is only 60 to 70 percent." Most heavy drinkers in the study drank beer, Kristal said. "They are s...nd hard liquor because of the small number of such drinkers in the study. But people who drink equivalent amou...

Regular moderate alcohol intake has cognitive benefits in older adults

...he individuals as abstainers (non-drinkers), light drinkers (one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), or heavy drinkers (more than 14 drinks per week). All types of alcoh...

Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions

...ese pills may be a boon to cardiology," says Dr. Hollywood, "if they do in humans what they have been shown to do in animals, and among the red wine drinkers in France . Hopefully, we will know soon." Further information is provided at this website: http://www.acicardio.com/default.aspx ...
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