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Perception May Affect Drinking by College Students

What they think peers are doing seems to matter, expert surmise,, MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- If college students knew their friends really weren't drinking as much as it might seem, they might cut back on alcohol, a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford Brookes Univ...

Sweetwater Announces Trademarks of State-of-the-Art Healthy Drinking Water Purification Systems

The Urban Defender® and Kitchen Defender® systems have become registered trademarks of Sweetwater, LLC, as two state-of-the-art water purifiers that create healthy drinking water for homes and businesses alike. Brookside, UT (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Sweetwater, ...

Moderate Drinking Might Guard Against Alzheimer's

But only among those who are not cognitively impaired, study finds MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with no history of dementia could cut their odds of Alzheimer's and other cognitive decline by regular moderate drinking, new research suggests. Defining "moderate" as...

Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Consumption also appears to undercut effect of cancer-prevention drug,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking, especially when it's beer, increases the risk for highly aggressive prostate cancer, a new study finds. The researchers did not set out to determine the effec...

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators(AWG) Will Provide Pure Drinking Water Following a Natural Disaster.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other emergencies can cut off your water supply. EcoloBlue 28 Atmospheric Water Generators provide pure drinking water from the humidity in the air. This season families now have a new source of water. Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 ...

At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

Efforts similar to campaign against smoking are needed, expert suggests,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Binge drinking among American college students is on the rise, along with its consequences of drunk driving and drinking-related deaths, U.S. health officials report. In fac...

As college drinking problems rise, new studies identify effective prevention strategies

Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students rose from 1,440 deaths in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, along with increases in heavy drinking and drunk driving, according to an article in the July supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The special issue describes the result...

Young adults not drinking enough milk

St. Louis, MO, June 15, 2009 Calcium and dairy products play major roles in health maintenance and the prevention of chronic disease. Because peak bone mass is not achieved until the third decade of life, it is particularly important for young adults to consume adequate amounts of calcium, protei...

College drinking problems, deaths on the rise

Alcohol-related deaths, heavy drinking episodes and drunk driving have all been on the rise on college campuses over the past decade, a new government study shows. Using figures from government databases and national surveys on alcohol use, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...

PHSI Launches New Websites to Promote Sustainable Eco-Friendly Bottle-less Drinking Water Technology

Pure Health Solutions, Inc. (PHSI), the worldwide leader in bottle-less water purification cooler technology, has launched five new websites to promote its four distinctive product lines and to support its Pure Water Finance division. Sandpoint, ID (PRWEB) May 26, 2009 ...

Binge drinking in childhood and adolescence

German adolescents are top at boozing! In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106 (19): 323𔃆), Martin Stolle et al. of the German Center for Addiction Research in Childhood and Adolescence in Hamburg report that the main change has been the in...

Study: Lower Legal Drinking Age Increases Poor Birth Outcomes

Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people. Athens, Ga. (Vocus) May 21, 2009 -- Amid renewed calls to consider red...

Study: Lower legal drinking age increases poor birth outcomes

Athens, Ga. Amid renewed calls to consider reducing the legal drinking age, a new University of Georgia study finds that lower drinking ages increase unplanned pregnancies and pre-term births among young people. "Our findings suggest that a lower drinking age increases risky sexual behavior am...

Good relationship with parents may prevent teen drinking problems

Teenagers who have a strong relationship with their parents may start drinking at a later age -- which may, in turn, lessen their risk of developing alcohol problems, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , underscore the ...

Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- When teens go on a binge drinking episode, they may be doing serious damage to the sensitive "white matter" in their brain, a new MRI-based study sugges...

Media ignores health consequences of drinking and driving among young celebrities

The recent drinking and driving (DUI) arrests of celebritiesParis Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Michelle Rodriguez and Lindsay Lohanyielded widespread news coverage, however, very little of it offered any public health context, according to a new report by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sc...

New Research Suggests Drinking as Little as One Cup of Black Tea Per Day May Help Maintain Cardiovascular Function and Heart Health

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted at the University of L'Aquila in Italy and supported by the Lipton Institute of Tea, is the first to show that black tea consumption - depending on dose - simultaneously increased blood vessel reactivity and reduced both blood pressure and ar...

Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says TUESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Not all laws are created equal when it comes to reducing the number of drinking-related auto accidents, say researchers who analyzed the impac...

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...

New study finds daily drinking is biggest risk factor in serious liver disease

Long-term daily drinking, rather than weekly binge drinking, is by far the biggest risk factor in serious liver disease, according to a new report from the University of Southampton. The study, published in Addiction journal this week, concludes that increases in UK liver deaths are a result ...

Research Shows that Weekend Binge Drinking Can Lead to Parents Drink Driving - Warns the Linwood Group

Linwood Group warns that parents who save their drinking for one or two nights a week could be putting their children in danger. London, UK (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- Commenting on recent research the Linwood Group warn that parents who binge drink at the weekend may be ...

Engineer helps poor in developing nations purify drinking water

KINGSTON, R.I. March 16, 2009 -- The device looks deceptively simple a porous clay pot placed in a five-gallon plastic bucket with a spigot but Vinka Craver believes it can save millions of lives each year. The assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of ...

New Study Finds PFOA Levels in Drinking Water Are Safe

BETHESDA, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sapphire Group today released the results of a new study which found that levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in drinking water supplies are safe for human exposure. PFOA, sometimes referred to as C8, is a substance used in the manufacture of a...

Levels of Trace Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water Too Low to Impact Human Health According to Water Research Foundation Study

The concentrations of pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine-disrupting compounds found in our public drinking water are likely too low to impact human health, according to a new report by the Water Research Foundation, the nation's leading drinking water research organization. ...

Owning alcohol-branded merchandise associated with teen drinking behaviors

LEBANON, N.H. -- A Dartmouth-led study of young U.S. teens showed that between 11 and 20 percent own T-shirts or other items featuring an alcohol brand, and those who do appear more likely to transition through the stages of drinking from susceptibility, to beginning drinking, to binge drinking, a...

Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids,, TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although many parents believe smoking and drinking alcohol should be factored into movie ratings, fewer than half of parents surveyed felt such behaviors warranted an "R" rati...

Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Drinking Wine May Lower Risk of Barrett's Esophagus, Precursor to Nation's Fastest Growing Cancer, Esophageal Cancer

OAKLAND, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking one glass of wine a day may lower the risk of Barrett's Esophagus by 56 percent, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in the March issue of Gastroenterology . Barrett's Esophagus is a precursor to esophageal canc...

Coffee Drinking Lowers Women's Stroke Risk

Two or more cups a day boosts protection for nonsmokers, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee appears to lower the risk for stroke among women, with more consumption translating into more protection, Spanish and American researchers suggest. The finding st...

Booze Taxes Lower Drinking Rates

Price hikes affect wide range of tipplers, study finds THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The more alcohol costs, the less people drink it. That's the conclusion of a new analysis of data from more than 100 studies gauging the impact of higher booze pricing -- typically in the fo...

Outdoor alcohol advertising and problem drinking among African-American women in NYC

January 12, 2009 -- New research conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health indicates that the advertising of alcohol in predominantly African-American neighborhoods of New York City may add to problem drinking behavior among residents. Prior studies have shown that alcohol a...

Moderate drinking can reduce risks of Alzheimer's dementia and cognitive decline

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Moderate drinkers often have lower risks of Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive loss, according to researchers who reviewed 44 studies. In more than half of the studies, published since the 1990s, moderate drinkers of wine, beer and liquor had lower dementia risks than nond...

Drinking Lots of Water Can Help Keep Holiday Weight Gain at Bay : Everpure Water Filtration Products Offer Festive Ways to Stay Healthy This Season

The holiday season may very well be the most wonderful time of year, but when it comes to waistlines, it can also be considered the most dangerous. Everpure LLC, the world leader in commercial grade water filtration systems, offers several products for consumers that help incorporate the recommen...

Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women

But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds TUESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy middle-aged woman can have up to two drinks a day without increasing her risk of the abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, a new study finds. A group in...

Researchers identify how binge drinking may drive heart disease

As the holidays arrive, a group of researchers has identified the precise mechanisms by which binge drinking contributes to clogs in arteries that lead to heart attack and stroke, according to a study published today in the journal Atherosclerosis . The works adds to a growing body of evidence th...

Problems with Drinking - College Drinking Games can be the Start of Lifelong Addiction Reveals Linwood Group

Research by Linwood Group into problems with drinking experienced by UK students shows that there is a link between student binge drinking games and lifelong alcohol addiction. London (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- Linwood Group research reveals that for students playing ...

Alcohol sponsorship linked to hazardous drinking in sportspeople

A new study provides the first evidence of a link between alcohol-industry sponsorship and hazardous drinking among sportspeople. Researchers from The University of Manchester and the University of Newcastle in Australia quizzed nearly 1,300 sportspeople and found alcohol-related companies spon...

Smoking, Drinking Raise Risks of Esophagus, Stomach Cancer

Certain of these tumors are rising in incidence, experts note MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and drinking are associated with three esophageal and stomach cancer subtypes, say Dutch researchers who conducted a long-term study of almost 121,000 people. The study focused ...

Parents Welcome Discussing Drinking Habits With Their Child's Doctor

Researchers attribute openness to the unique parent-pediatrician relationship Boston, Mass (Vocus) PRWeb November 3, 2008-- Pediatricians may be able to provide an additional service to the children they treat, by screening their parents for alcohol use. Accor...

Excess Drinking Shrinks the Brain

Too much alcohol has a greater effect on women, study found MONDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more alcohol you drink, the more your brain shrinks, a new study has found. "The take-home message is that, if you drink a lot, you're going to hurt your brain," said Rajesh Miranda,...

Americans Drinking Less Alcohol

Beer consumption is down, while wine consumption is up, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are drinking less alcohol, with middle-aged people consuming about one-third less than 50 years ago, researchers report. Overall, Americans are drinking less beer, bu...
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