Some of the studies showed that alcohol consumption of Greek-affiliated students actually increased after an intervention.
The scientific evidence for the idea that moderate drinking is good for us has always been weak. A new meta-analysis finds problems with earlier research.
The extra weight may sound inconsequential, but it probably contributes, say the study’s authors, to the slow but steady gain in weight — an average of 0.9 to 2.2 pounds per year.
This year’s survey found that the number of U students reporting a mental health diagnosis in their lifetime has increased by 33 percent since the 2013 survey.
For the study, psychologists at the University of Bristol recruited 311 volunteers in three Bristol pubs on two consecutive weekends.
The level of drinking nationally among young people aged 12 to 20 fell about 20 percent between 2002 and 2013, from 28.8 percent to 22.7 percent, says the report.
“People feel like alcohol is acceptable, that it’s not a drug. I bet if you ask people, most of them will say that alcohol is not a drug,” says Olmsted County health educator Abby Larson.
“In health as elsewhere, if something looks too good to be true it should be treated with great caution,” writes health policy professor Mike Daube.
Although non-Hispanic whites accounted for the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths, the highest age-adjusted death rate was among American Indians/Alaska Natives.
People who drink excessively but are not alcohol dependent benefit from policies that reduce people’s access to alcohol, say the CDC researchers.
The inability of our elected officials to pass laws that are effective in reducing excessive alcohol consumption has serious ramifications, researchers say.
The CDC found that excessive alcohol use was responsible for an average of almost 88,000 deaths annually from 2006 through 2010.
Britain has permitted pubs in England and Wales to stay open longer during England matches with a late kick-off. It’s expected to lead to an upsurge in ER visits.
Even a single drink impairs an older person’s ability to control the steering wheel and maintain a consistent speed.
Within a few minutes of the first couple of exits on I-94 East, there are no less than six fully stocked, fully staffed liquor stores.
The survey showed continued declines or statistically insignificant changes in the use of alcohol, opioids, cocaine, synthetics and inhalants.
Dr. Michael Joyner and Dr. David Warner propose increasing current taxes on alcohol and tobacco and implementing new taxes on fatty foods and sugary beverages.
There has been a significant increase in the appearance of alcohol products —particularly familiar brands of beer — in youth-rated movies in recent years.