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Most behaviors preceding major causes of preventable death have begun by young adulthood

...les) and white males had the highest rate of binge drinking (67 percent). At adulthood, blacks were the least likely to smoke cigarettes (13 percent for males, 8 percent for females) to binge drink (33 percent for males, 15 percent for females) or to use hard drugs (5 percent for males, 2 percent for females)...

15 percent of US employees work under influence of alcohol

...occur frequently. Among those employees who report drinking before work, 71 percent reported doing so less tha... or flexible work hours were more likely to report drinking before coming to work compared to workers on a regular day shift. Those working a nonstandard shift ...

Increase in death rates from liver cirrhosis in Britain largest in western Europe

...ge type, as mentioned in the paper, and pattern of drinking might both affect the risk of developing cirrhosis, there is no doubt that the cumulative amount of alcohol consumed has a primary role. But the UK Government has turned a determined blind eye to the problem and has failed to make the reduction of th...

Raising alcohol prices can lead to more drinking instead of less

...come cheaper. Basically, they buy more and end up drinking more." For this study, researchers analyzed Swedish price and sales data for the years 1984 through 1994 for price effects on alcohol consumption. Caetano said that the authors' ability to "combine an outstanding data set with very sophisticated st...

Alcohol advertising may contribute to increased drinking among young people

...re alcohol advertisements on average also reported drinking more alcohol on average--each additional advertise...n age 21) as well. The authors also analyzed youth drinking in relation to advertising dollars spent in respondents' media markets, based on information purchas...

New Years Eve party tip

... 198 college students (43 percent female) of legal drinking age and 86 professional bartenders (with average six years experience on-the-job; 38 percent female) to pour "a shot" (1.5 oz.) of spirits into either short, wide tumblers or tall, thin highball glasses. The college students consistently poured 30 ...

Hazardous alcohol use by young adults goes far beyond college campuses

Despite recent media attention given to drinking among the college crowd, at-risk alcohol use is ne...llege experienced the greatest increase in at-risk drinking from grade 12 to young adulthood; however, their at-risk alcohol use at age 24 did not differ marked...

Drinking tea associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer

... baseline, 68 percent of the participants reported drinking tea (mainly black tea) at least once per month. During an average follow-up of 15.1 years, 301 women were diagnosed as having invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. "We observed a 46 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who drank two or more c...

Advance in cholera bacteria points to new treatment and vaccine

... bacterium that causes it is found in contaminated drinking water and food, often in underdeveloped countries and refugee camps. Once the disease takes hold, it causes diarrhea, vomiting, severe dehydration and can result in death if treatment is not promptly given. In 2001 alone, 28 countries reported over ...

A leap forward in understanding cholera

...health problem in countries without access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Researchers are trying to come up with theoretical models for cholera that allow them to understand how an outbreak happens, how it can best be contained, and how it might be prevented. Until now, the existing cholera m...

Drinking small amounts of alcohol regularly reduces risk of obesity

...pondents had all filled a questionnaire abouttheir drinking habits and their body mass index (BMI) had been me...ta give no evidence to advisenon-drinkers to start drinking alcohol just for reducing body weight." They add: "However, the evidence reported here argues agains...

Arsenic discharged from landfills, says Dartmouth research

...cess also may explain the high level of arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh and other areas of Southeast Asia. "Unfortunately, arsenic appears to come from the interaction of microbes with iron oxides carrying arsenic in the underlying rocks," says Benjamin Bostick, a coauthor on the paper and an assistan...

Light to moderate alcohol consumption not beneficial to health

...s: "Any coronary protection from light to moderate drinking will be very small and unlikely to outweigh the harmsDo not assume there is a window in which the health benefits of alcohol are greater than the harms there is probably no free lunch."...

Coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease

... developing chronic liver disease significantly by drinking more than two cups of coffee or tea daily. This preventative effect was only seen in people at higher risk for liver disease due to heavy alcohol intake, being overweight or having diabetes or iron overload. This is the first study to take a prospe...

Family habits set drinking path

Teenagers are more likely to develop drinking problems if their mothers are depressed and drink ...or more drinks a day had a twofold risk of problem drinking in young adulthood. Dr Alati said maternal depression and early teenage behaviour, such as aggressi...

Heavy drinking declines with age, though drop is slower among men and smokers

... FINDINGS: While the researchers noted that heavy drinking declined with age, they found it fell more slowly ...ed with non-smokers. A higher probability of heavy drinking was associated with being unmarried, having less than a high school education, an annual income belo...

Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health

... drank no coffee. Some studies have linked coffee drinking to heart disease, but others have suggested that i...es (BMIs) of more than 25 (considered overweight), drinking decaffeinated coffee increased HDL2 by about 50 percent. But those in the decaffeinated group, who ...

Alcohol biomarker test cuts care costs for chronically ill patients

...iomarker test to patients' revelations about their drinking habits could lower the cost of caring for patients...inks a day within the last two weeks. Once harmful drinking is identified through a CDT test, Fleming said a physician can try to rein in a patient's heavy alco...

Generous home-poured alcoholic beverages may lead to overindulgence

...med and therefore their ability to conform to safe drinking guidelines and driving laws," said William C. Kerr...ends in the U.S. population. That is, 'are people drinking more, less or about the same alcohol over time?,' 'how are these trends related to morbidity and mor...

Timing possible treatments against Alzheimer's disease

...ving the mice the antibiotic tetracycline in their drinking water. This switch-off at a certain point is similar to what would happen to human patients who would receive enzyme inhibitors once diagnosed with AD. Without tetracycline, the brains of the mice at six months of age are loaded with amyloid plaques....

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