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British women's binge drinking clearly defined by age and education
British women's binge drinking is clearly defined by their age and education, suggests a large, long term study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Educated women binge drink in their 20s, but curb their habits by their 40s. But the reverse is true of women with little education, whose binge drinking is more likely to take off in their 40s, shows the research. (2007-01-17)

Little evidence that binge drinking while pregnant seriously harms fetus
There is little substantive evidence that binge drinking while pregnant seriously harms the developing fetus, finds a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Consistently heavy drinking throughout pregnancy has been associated with birth defects and subsequent neurological problems. But it is not known what impact binge drinking, in the absence of regular heavy drinking, might have. And this drinking pattern is becoming increasingly common, particularly among women, say the authors. (2007-11-13)

New research shows weekend binge drinking could leave lasting liver damage
Long after a hangover, a night of bad decisions might take a bigger toll on the body than previously understood. Described in the current issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, a study at the University of Missouri has revealed a unique connection between binge drinking and the risk for developing alcoholic liver disease and a variety of other health problems. (2013-05-01)

Effective intervention for binge drinking in adolescents
An intervention program based on school class groups has a preventive effect on subsequent drinking behavior, especially binge drinking, in adolescents who had previously consumed alcohol. This is the conclusion reached in a cluster-randomized study reported by Reiner Hanewinkel and colleagues in the current issue of the Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International (2017-05-22)

Young drinkers beware: Binge drinking may cause stroke, heart risks
Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at a younger age than non-binge drinkers. (2018-08-09)

New study shows how a single binge drinking episode affects gene that regulates sleep
New findings from the University of Missouri School of Medicine explain how a single episode of binge drinking can affect the gene that regulates sleep, leading to sleep disruption in mice. The finding may shed light on how sleep problems can contribute to alcoholism in humans. (2018-06-19)

New study finds daily drinking is biggest risk factor in serious liver disease
Long-term daily drinking, rather than weekly binge drinking, is by far the biggest risk factor in serious liver disease, according to a new report from the University of Southampton, published in Addiction. (2009-03-20)

In teen drinking it's not who you know, it's who knows who you know
Teenage alcohol consumption may be influenced more by a date's friends than his or her own friends, according to Penn State and Ohio State criminologists. (2011-10-13)

Binge-drinkers' brains have to work harder to feel empathy for others
New research shows that binge-drinkers' brains have to put more effort into trying to feel empathy for other people in pain. (2020-09-10)

College students respond better to positive anti-binge drinking messages
University of Missouri researchers have found that (2011-06-01)

A new theory on reducing cardiovascular disease risk in binge drinkers
A new study shows that binge drinkers have increased levels of a biomarker molecule -- microRNA-21 -- that may contribute to poor vascular function. (2018-01-23)

Teenage binge drinking can affect brain functions in future offspring
Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders. (2016-11-14)

Researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than $170 billion annually and how it can be treated. (2016-04-26)

MU study finds binge drinking among college students impaires decision-making ability
People addicted to alcohol and young adults who are heavy drinkers, but not considered alcoholics, have something in common: they possess poor decision-making skills, according to psychologists at the University of Missouri-Columbia. (2007-05-25)

Think before you drink, says university research
People are being urged to think before they drink as part of a research project aimed at changing people's binge drinking habits. (2008-05-12)

Binge drinking: Too prevalent and hazardous
Binge drinking, an activity that many young people engage in, has associated adverse health risks and we need to do a better job of controlling overall alcohol usage, states an editorial in CMAJ. (2011-01-17)

Lowering the drinking age is unlikely to curb college binge drinking
Although presidents at some US colleges have argued that lowering the minimum legal drinking age could help curb binge drinking on campuses, a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests such a measure would be ineffective. (2010-12-10)

IUPUI study finds risk for binge drinking differs by race, income and changes with age
An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis study finds differing risk for binge drinking based on race, income and age. African-Americans are generally at low risk for binge drinking, but that risk increases disproportionately with age among African-Americans who are poor. (2017-06-09)

U and CDC find startling numbers of active-military personnel engaging in frequent binge drinking
Binge drinking is common among active-duty military personnel and is strongly associated with many health and social problems, including problems with job performance and alcohol-impaired driving, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009-02-12)

Higher drinking age linked to less binge drinking ... except in college students
New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found substantial reductions in binge drinking since the national drinking age was set at 21 two decades ago, with one exception: college students. The rates of binge drinking in male collegians remain unchanged, but the rates in female collegians have increased dramatically. (2009-06-22)

MU researchers identify epigenetic changes caused by binge drinking
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatments for alcohol-related liver diseases. (2014-10-08)

Biomarkers higher in binge drinkers
A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The biomarker, called phosphatidylethanol, could be used to screen young adults for harmful or heavy drinking such as binge drinking. (2015-07-23)

Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
Binge drinking by young people is on the rise in several countries. Previous research suggests that binge drinking may have implications for the development of alcohol dependence. New findings demonstrate that binge drinking itself has negative behavioral consequences, affecting mood and cognitive performance. (2005-03-14)

One in 25 middle school children binge drinking
Four percent of Canadians aged 12 to 14 years old had consumed five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the preceding year, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study was published this week in the journal ISRN Public Health. The findings also indicated that the odds of binge drinking were twice as high among youth with three or more chronic conditions. (2014-05-08)

Strong state alcohol policies reduce likelihood of binge drinking
People living in states with stronger alcohol policy environments have a substantially lower likelihood of any binge drinking, frequent binge drinking, and high-intensity binge drinking, according to a new study by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center, published in the current issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (2014-08-14)

Binge drinkers have a disconnect between assessing their driving abilities and reality
While many people believe that alcohol-impaired drivers are usually alcoholics, in fact, 80 percent of AI incidents are caused by binge drinkers. A recent study conducted among college students has found that binge drinkers, even when legally intoxicated, nonetheless believe they having adequate driving abilities. (2008-05-11)

Depression and binge-drinking more common among military partners
New research from King's College London suggests that depression and binge-drinking are more common among the female partners of UK military personnel than among comparable women outside the military community. (2019-09-23)

Study reveals possible brain damage in young adult binge-drinkers
The research is presented this week at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Atlanta. (2011-06-27)

Binge drinkers have highest risk of alcohol-related injury
Moderate drinkers who occasionally drink heavily are more likely to suffer an alcohol-related injury than chronic heavy drinkers, a Swiss study has found, and the risk is greatest during a bout of binge drinking. (2006-02-22)

Young binge drinkers show altered brain activity
Researchers have studied the brain activity of young binge-drinking college students in Spain, and found distinctive changes in brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and be an early sign of brain damage. The results suggest that bingeing has tangible effects on the young brain, comparable with some of those seen in chronic alcoholics. (2017-09-14)

Binge drinking is strongly associated with eating problems among Russian girls
Adolescent binge drinking has been linked to a host of problems, including worse school performance, risky sexual behaviors, illicit drugs, and a greater risk of suicide. Binge drinking may also be linked to problematic eating behavior, yet little research exists. A study of the relationship between binge drinking and eating problems among Russian adolescents has found that problematic eating behaviors and attitudes are commonplace, and that binge drinking is associated with more eating problems in girls than boys. (2015-02-20)

Alcohol in movies influences young teens' drinking habits
Young teens who watch a lot of movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking compared to peers who watch relatively few such films, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2012-02-20)

Intervention method reduces binge drinking
Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, according to a research study at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Results of the study will be published in the February issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. (2009-01-30)

Binge drinking by freshman women tied to sexual assault risk, according to new research
Many young women who steer clear of alcohol while they're in high school may change their ways once they go off to college. And those who take up binge drinking may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, according to a University at Buffalo-led study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2011-12-08)

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is common in UK, Ireland, and Australasia
Drinking alcohol while pregnant is common, ranging from 20 to 80 pecent among those questioned in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, reveals a study of almost 18,000 women published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2015-07-06)

Strong state alcohol policies protective against binge 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. The study was led by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Boston Medical Center, and is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (2013-12-10)

This drug could block harmful impact of teen binge drinking
Alcohol-fueled parties might be seen as a rite of passage for many high school students, but they have an unexpected impact: binge-drinking behavior as teenagers can lead to problems with alcohol and other drug dependence later on in life. (2017-11-02)

Primary care residents unlikely to detect hazardous alcohol use
When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2015-02-24)

Freshman women's binge drinking tied to sexual assault risk
Many young women who steer clear of alcohol while they're in high school may change their ways once they go off to college. And those who take up binge drinking may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2011-12-08)

New study shows every week of lockdown increases binge drinking
Study participants who regularly drank at harmful levels shown to consume six drinks per session, compared to two alcoholic beverages for those less regular binge drinkers. (2020-12-07)

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