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Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. [More]
Study examines link between recalling alcohol brands in popular music and binge drinking in teens

Study examines link between recalling alcohol brands in popular music and binge drinking in teens

Binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly associated with liking, owning, and correctly identifying music that references alcohol by brand name according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. [More]
Study shows high-risk drinking may improve post weight loss surgery

Study shows high-risk drinking may improve post weight loss surgery

Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that upwards of half of high-risk drinkers are actually less likely to report high-risk drinking behavior after weight loss surgery. [More]
Neuroscientists find lateral habenula of brain controls sensitivity to negative effects of drinking alcohol

Neuroscientists find lateral habenula of brain controls sensitivity to negative effects of drinking alcohol

​As recovering spring breakers are regretting binge drinking escapades, it may be hard for them to appreciate that there is a positive side to the nausea, sleepiness, and stumbling. [More]

Study shows older moderate drinkers who binge drink may have greater mortality

Numerous studies have highlighted the purported association between moderate drinking and reduced mortality. However, these analyses have focused overwhelmingly on average consumption, a measure that masks diverse, underlying drinking patterns such as weekend heavy episodic or binge drinking. [More]
New ways to treat substance abuse, neurological diseases and mental illnesses

New ways to treat substance abuse, neurological diseases and mental illnesses

​Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons. [More]
Rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are higher among people with psychotic disorders

Rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are higher among people with psychotic disorders

In the largest ever assessment of substance use among people with severe psychiatric illness, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Southern California have found that rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those who have psychotic disorders than among those in the general population. [More]

Binge drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome

Recent data shows that more than 500,000 women in the U.S. report drinking during pregnancy, with about 20 percent of this population admitting to binge drinking. [More]
Prescription drug misuse and driving after using drugs on the rise among Ontario students

Prescription drug misuse and driving after using drugs on the rise among Ontario students

Alcohol consumption and smoking among Ontario students in grades 7-12 is at an all-time low; however recreational use of over-the-counter drugs is on the rise. Prescription drug misuse and driving after using drugs also remain elevated according to the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. [More]
New report shows that Americans are making considerable progress in overall health

New report shows that Americans are making considerable progress in overall health

Americans are making considerable progress in their overall health, according to United Health Foundation's 2013 America's Health Rankings®: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities. Nationwide, Americans improved in the majority of the measures captured by the Rankings. [More]
Research: Individual alcohol policies can reduce risky drinking

Research: Individual alcohol policies can reduce risky drinking

According to a new study, a novel composite measure consisting of 29 alcohol policies demonstrates that a strong alcohol policy environment is a protective factor against binge drinking in the U.S. [More]
Study finds that homeless people visit ER 8 times as often as general population

Study finds that homeless people visit ER 8 times as often as general population

Although homeless people account for a small proportion of Emergency Department visits, a small group of them are extremely high users and have multiple complex health care needs, new research has found. [More]

Binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression, stroke mortality risk in men

A Finnish population-based study showed that binge drinking was associated with increased atherosclerotic progression in an 11-year follow-up of middle-aged men. The progression of atherosclerosis was increased among men who consumed 6 drinks or more on one occasion. [More]

Students who use false IDs are at increased risk for alcohol use disorder

A study found that almost two-thirds of college students used a fake ID at least once to obtain alcohol. Students who used false ID more often indirectly increased their risk for alcohol use disorder, according to a new longitudinal study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. [More]
Binge drinking during pregnancy linked to negative emotions

Binge drinking during pregnancy linked to negative emotions

​Researchers in Norway found that negative affectivity is linked to light alcohol use and binge drinking during pregnancy. Results published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, show 16% of women had light alcohol use in the first trimester and 10% in the second trimester. [More]

Binge drinking can impair healing process following bone fracture

Physicians have long observed that binge drinking can significantly impair the healing process following a bone fracture. [More]

Extreme binge drinking common among high school seniors

Consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school seniors, with some students engaging in extreme binge drinking of as many as 15 or more drinks, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. [More]

Alcohol reduces communication in areas of brain responsible for perceiving social cues

Alcohol intoxication reduces communication between two areas of the brain that work together to properly interpret and respond to social signals, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. [More]
GSA policies have positive effect on students' binge drinking

GSA policies have positive effect on students' binge drinking

Canadian high schools with anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) that have been in place for three years or more have a positive effect on both gay and straight students' problem alcohol use, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. [More]

Men who prefer beer more likely to be binge or volume drinkers

Just under a third of young Swiss men prefer beer when they drink alcohol, taking in at least two thirds of their alcohol consumption in the form of the beverage. Far fewer (around five percent) prefer wine. [More]