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Drinking before turning 21

HealthDay News is reporting that underage drinking in the US is still a serious public health issue and that comes from a new federal government report.  Information was gathered between 2008 and 2010 from the US National Survey on Drug Use and health and from that information it was found that more than 26 percent […]

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Drunks to the Emergency Room?

Medline Plus published a report of a study this morning with very interesting information about drunks and emergency rooms.  It seems that ambulance workers are not working off a checklist and they may be able to safely reroute drunken patients to detox centers instead of emergency rooms.  In 2004 it was estimated that 0.6 percent […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Alcohol, Binge Drinking|Comments Off on Drunks to the Emergency Room?

Heavy Drinking

NaturalNews is reporting without question cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the US and the world but wait a minute they also reported that a new study has found that heavy drinkers are at more risk of death than those who smoke.

The study that they reported on was The German […]

By |February 6th, 2013|Alcohol|Comments Off on Heavy Drinking

Fetal Alcohol Exposure

The Radiological Society of North America had an annual meeting and they presented a new study that shows children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism and that was visible using different imaging techniques.

So now we know alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with mental and […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Alcohol, Parenting, Pregnancy and prescriptions, Women's drugs|Comments Off on Fetal Alcohol Exposure