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Analysis of studies into alcohol consumption in people with type 2 diabetes suggests
An meta-analysis of studies presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
Study led by NUS scientists show that drinking tea improves brain health
A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers. (2019-09-12)
Polysubstance use in young adults -- are there predictable patterns?
In a Lancet Psychiatry commentary, Columbia researchers offer their insights on the non-medical use of prescription drugs among US young adults, exploring patterns and drivers of young adults' non-medical use of prescription drugs -- including prescription sedatives, opioids, or stimulants -- and their association with substance use disorder symptoms at age 35. (2019-09-12)
Only a fraction of the costs of excessive drinking are paid for by alcohol taxes
The total harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption is a staggering $2.05 per drink in the United States, and, of this, the government ends up paying about $0.80 per drink. (2019-09-11)
Researchers find earliest evidence of milk consumption
A research team, led by archaeologists at the University of York, have identified a milk protein called beta lactoglobulin (BLG) entombed in the mineralised dental plaque of seven individuals who lived in the Neolithic period around 6,000 years-ago. (2019-09-10)
Tougher arsenic standard shows desired effect: Public's drinking water is safer
Toughening the federal standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of the United States' drinking water, research led by Oregon State University shows. (2019-09-10)
Coffee may protect against gallstones
Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (2019-09-05)
Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia
In the wet-dry topics of Australia, drinking water in remote communities is often sourced from groundwater bores. (2019-09-05)
Soft drinks associated with risk of death in population-based study in 10 European countries
Greater consumption of soft drinks, including both sugar- and artificially sweetened, was associated with increased risk of overall death in a population-based study of nearly 452,000 men and women from 10 European countries. (2019-09-03)
Adolescents' fun seeking predicts both risk taking and prosocial behavior
Research shows that risk-taking behaviors, such as binge drinking, may increase throughout adolescence. (2019-08-27)
Heavy drinking and HIV don't mix
Heavy alcohol consumption (3 drinks or more/day for women and 4 drinks or more/day for men) is linked to alterations in immune function among people with HIV. (2019-08-22)
Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure in rats
A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence. (2019-08-20)
Depression, cannabis use, and binge drinking are on the rise among US former smokers
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, found that the prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the United States. (2019-08-20)
Depression, cannabis use and binge drinking increase the risk of relapse among former smokers
The prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the U.S., according to a new study by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. (2019-08-20)
Binge drinking may be more damaging to women
In a recently published study examining the effects of binge drinking on rats, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine discovered that female rats who were of equal age and weight to male rats were more sensitive to alcohol and experienced alcoholic liver injury at a higher rate than male rats. (2019-08-19)
Moderate to heavy drinking during pregnancy alters genes in newborns, mothers
Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies' DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-08-15)
Families continue to enjoy TV together -- but potentially ruin it for each other
TV companies battling to preserve the shared experience of scheduled TV viewing in an era of 24/7 streaming and personalised viewing need more than binge-watching contracts and no-sleeping agreements to keep customers. (2019-08-15)
Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol
Compared to people who only drank alcohol, those who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often, according to researchers. (2019-08-13)
Too much coffee raises the odds of triggering a migraine headache
Drinking three or more servings of caffeinated beverages a day is associated with the onset of a headache on that or the following day in patients with episodic migraine, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier. (2019-08-08)
One in 10 older adults currently binge drinks
More than a tenth of adults age 65 and older currently binge drink, putting them at risk for a range of health problems, according to a study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health. (2019-07-31)
Weight stigma in men associated with harmful health consequences
As many as 40% of men report experiencing weight stigma, but little is known about how this stigma affects their health. (2019-07-30)
Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use
Alcohol use during pregnancy can have harmful consequences on the fetus including restricted growth, facial anomalies, and neurobehavioral problems. (2019-07-29)
Impaired brain activity in rats with family history of alcohol abuse
Neural activity that reflects the intention to drink alcohol is observed in the prefrontal cortex and is blunted in rats with a family history of excessive drinking, according to research from eNeuro. (2019-07-29)
Antibiotic-resistant genes found in London's canals and ponds
Central London's freshwater sources contain high levels of antibiotic-resistant genes, with the River Thames having the highest amount, according to research by UCL. (2019-07-25)
Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment
A study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells. (2019-07-24)
Half of young drinkers are unaware of health messages on alcohol packaging
Just half of 11-19 year old drinkers recall seeing health messages or warnings on alcohol packaging -- despite being an important target market for this information, according to new research. (2019-07-24)
More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care
New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. (2019-07-22)
Researchers push for better policies around toxic chemicals
Portland State University researchers contend that failures to protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals result from flawed governance, and lay out a plan for improved policies. (2019-07-12)
Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life
Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-08)
'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water
Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. (2019-07-08)
Brain imaging may help identify teens at risk of increasing alcohol use
Teenagers with large amounts of grey matter in the brain at age 14 are more likely to increase their alcohol use over the next five years, according to a whole brain imaging study reported today in eLife. (2019-07-02)
Proliferation of JUUL-related content on Instagram likely to appeal to the young
There has been a proliferation of JUUL-related content on the photo and video sharing social media service, Instagram, that is likely to appeal to young people, reveals research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2019-07-02)
Alcohol causes significant harm to those other than the drinker
Each year, one in five US adults -- an estimated 53 million people -- experience harm because of someone else's drinking, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2019-07-01)
Binge watching TV increases heart health risks more than a desk job among African Americans
Among African Americans, television watching proved more of a heart health threat than sitting at a desk job. (2019-06-26)
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. (2019-06-25)
Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit
The research adds weight to calls for a lowered alcohol limit for drivers. (2019-06-21)
Apparent increase in tobacco smoking in minority teens after college affirmative action bans
Self-reported rates of cigarette smoking increased in minority 11th and 12th graders after affirmative action bans were implemented in their state, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Atheendar Venkataramani of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues. (2019-06-18)
Collegiate affirmative action bans tied to rise in smoking among minority high schoolers
College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. (2019-06-18)
High-density of alcohol outlets and advertising affect youth drinking
Alcohol use among Tanzanian youth is rising and the high density of alcohol selling outlets and alcohol advertisements coupled with low enforcement of minimum drinking age laws are likely facilitating this uptick. (2019-06-12)
Low-priced alcopops pose high risk especially for youth, new study recommends regulation
A new study led by Dr. Matthew Rossheim in George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that Four Loko -- the brand of supersized alcopop most commonly consumed by underage drinkers -- is among the cheapest ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages available in the United States. (2019-06-12)
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