News tagged with binge drinking

Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This may come as a surprise to some, but recent surveys indicate that episodes of heavy alcohol drinking within the previous two weeks are reported by 12 percent ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Health
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Teens prefer liquor to beer, hardly touch wine

Nearly half of American teen drinkers would rather have a shot of liquor than a bottle of beer, a new study finds. The golden brew and malt beverages only come a distant second and third, and wine barely registers ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Health
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Study identifies genes associated with binge drinking

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Genetics
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Rural underage binge drinkers put their health at risk

Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than p ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Health
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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 Associati ...

dateJan 17, 2011 in Health
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