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One drink can make you blind drunk

...e Psychology finds that even having just one stiff drink can make you 'blind drunk.' The study showed that subjects who were mildly intoxicated (at half the legal intoxication limit in the US) were heavily compromised in their ability to notice an unexpected visual object when they were focused on another...

Early drinking linked to risk for alcohol dependence

...13 years, and that those who do are more likely to drink until they are intoxicated than those who wait until age 17 years or older to begin drinking. Heavy drinking places these students at risk for dangerous behaviors, including driving while intoxicated. These students also more often exhibit behavior...

New training technique helps alcoholics in battle with the booze

...lcohol, feel more in control of their drinking and drink less. Researchers at the University of Wales foun...c thought processes which stimulate them to want a drink and to actually take a drink. Hence the simple consequence of helping excessive drinkers pay less at...

Light to moderate drinking reduces risk of cardiac events, death

...es were former; never or occasional (less than one drink per week); light to moderate (one to seven); and heavier (more than seven). During the study, each individual was contacted by telephone every six months and had a clinical assessment every year. Levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 were ...

Columbia U receives $16.9M award to study origin and health effects of arsenic in ground water

... as many as 100 million people worldwide regularly drink or cook with well water with arsenic concentration...arly 1970s, people in Bangladesh generally did not drink well water, but rather relied on microbially-contaminated surface water, which caused a host of infe...

Protein-added sports drinks don't boost performance during exercise, study finds

..., ON. August 3, 2006 -- Adding protein to a sports drink won't make you race faster, suggests findings from...dding protein to a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink did not improve cycling time trial performance compared to the sports drink alone. The research wa...

Never marrieds run highest risk of early death

...married counterparts, and they were less likely to drink alcohol regularly. They also exercised slightly more and were less overweight. The authors say that marriage is a rough proxy for social connectedness, and suggest that never having married may be associated with more severe isolation...

Parental cigarette use is 'double whammy' for children

...f these substances are more likely to smoke, binge drink or use marijuana in adolescence and adulthood. Drug transmission across generations, the study found, was for a general tendency to use these substances rather than to use any one specifically, with the exception of tobacco. The children of cigare...

Mental health units should not be exempt from smoking ban

...orms of drug misuse, and people are not allowed to drink alcohol or use illegal drugs in mental health units. Research also shows that smoke-free policies have succeeded in mental health settings. Such bans have caused fewer problems than anticipated, and policies applied in a consistent way to all patie...

Drinking during pregnancy linked to offspring's risk of alcohol disorders in early adulthood

Individuals whose mothers drink three or more glasses of alcohol at any one occasion in early pregnancy have an increased risk of developing alcohol disorders by 21 years of age, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archive...

Health effects of 'functional foods' featured during four-day symposium, Sept. 10-13

...was found among a group of 45 patients who did not drink the juice supplements, according to Hoyoku Nishino, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at the university. (AGFD 011, Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:45 a.m.) In an epidemiological study by scientists at the National Institute of Fruit Tree Science in Japan, scientists ...

Alcoholics Anonymous membership may decrease alcohol-related homicides

... different than that of females," he said. "Males drink more often, more heavily, and consume more beer and spirits than females. Moreover, the nature of the link between alcohol consumption and violence is more readily a male experience, for example, drinking heavily in bar settings leads to aggression ...

Study suggests menthol cigarette smokers may have more difficulty quitting smoking

... of education and a higher body mass index, and to drink less alcohol and smoke fewer cigarettes per day. Those who smoked menthol cigarettes in 1985 were more likely to still be smoking at follow-up examinations--in 2000, for example, 69 percent were still smokers vs. 54 percent of non-menthol smokers. ...

Binge-drinking teenagers at greater risk of violence

Teenagers who drink alcohol are at higher risk of becoming victims of ...-16 in England. They found not only a link between drink and aggression but also that children who drank were more likely to be hit, even if they weren't vio...

Friends have greater sway on college students' beliefs on drinking behavior

... drinking if they believe other students on campus drink less than they themselves do. Across the nation, u...ampaigns based on the rationale that students will drink less alcohol if they think most other students on campus are not heavy or binge drinkers. Binge dri...

New gene linked to bipolar disorder

...n a depressive stupor in bed, unable to move, eat, drink or talk. People with bipolar disorder may also experience extreme mood highs, overactivity, increased libido, sleeplessness and grandiose delusions....

Black tea soothes away stress

...t to the relaxing situations in which people might drink tea, whether they were familiar with the taste and liked it, and so on. "We do not know what ingredients of tea were responsible for these effects on stress recovery and relaxation. Tea is chemically very complex, with many different ingredients. ...

Use, as well as 'meth mouth,' on the rise

...rovide relief from "cotton mouth", many meth users drink vast daily amounts of carbonated sugared soft drinks, says lead author Gary D. Klasser, DMD, Cert.Orofacial Pain. He also says that many users lose interest in maintaining good oral hygiene habits, and will stop brushing and flossing their teeth. ...

ADA applauds health claim for fluoridated bottled water

... of dental cavities or tooth decay. "Whether you drink fluoridated water from the tap or buy it in a bottle, you're doing the right thing for your oral health," says ADA executive director James B. Bramson, D.D.S. "Thanks to the FDA's decision, bottlers can now claim what dentists have long known--that o...

Heavy, chronic drinking can cause significant hippocampal tissue loss

...the hippocampus in the group of people who did not drink alcohol heavily. This means that alcohol appears to injure the hippocampus by itself. That is, it may harm the hippocampus in a way that other things do not." "These findings may explain some of the memory impairment and cognitive deficits descri...

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