Binge drinking adolescent monkeys' brains seriously damaged by alcohol
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 ...
Drug decreases alcohol cravings
Rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug prescribed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, has been shown for the first time to decrease excessive alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and alcohol-seeking behavior in rodents. ...
Study associates poor academic achievement and maternal drinking
Researchers from WA and the UK have linked heavy drinking and binge drinking, even occasionally during pregnancy, to children's academic achievement in reading, writing and spelling; and this impact is related ...
Adolescents particularly susceptible to drinking habits of romantic partner's friends
The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact an adolescent's future drinking than are the behaviors of an adolescent's own friends or significant other, according to a new study in the October ...
Another reason not to binge drink
A Loyola University Health System study has found another reason to not binge drink alcohol.
What you see is what you do: Risky behaviors linked to risk-glorifying media exposure
Exposure via the media to activities such as street racing, binge drinking and unprotected sex is linked to risk-taking behaviors and attitudes, according to a new analysis of more than 25 years of research.
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 ...
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 ...
Spring break: Study suggests how to reduce risky behavior
(PhysOrg.com) -- College students who arrange with friends to "get their backs" are less likely to engage in risky spring break behavior, according to a new study.
Teen marijuana use up, alcohol use down
(AP) -- America's teens are using more marijuana and less alcohol, according to an annual government study of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders across the country.
Stronger alcohol 'buzz' predicts future binge drinking problems
For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant. For others, it's an unpleasant downer. New research shows that a person's response to alcohol can predict their future drinking behavior, including their frequency of binge ...
Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Its name comes from the fibrillating (i.e., quivering) of the heart muscles of the atria, instead of a coordinated contraction. The result ...
Booze cheaper than water in New Zealand: study
Alcohol has become cheaper than bottled water in New Zealand, a study showed Friday, with researchers warning there could be major implications for public health.