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Nashville Universities, Police and Bars Crack Down on Underage, Binge Drinking

Nashville Universities, Police and Bars Crack Down on Underage, Binge Drinking

College students out-drink other young people, often with disastrous consequences, and schools and officials are fighting back. The goal is to change the culture of college drinking, to prevent underage drinking and limit dangerous binge drinking. The issue of binge-drinking students is not new, but the recent newsworthy stories of sexual assaults and other kinds …

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Vitamin D Deficiency Greatly Increases Risk for Alcoholic Hepatitis

Vitamin D Deficiency Greatly Increases Risk for Alcoholic Hepatitis

New findings from a team of French researchers point to a substantial increase in alcoholic hepatitis risks in alcohol-dependent people with severe vitamin D deficiencies. Significant numbers of people who routinely consume excessive amounts of alcohol will develop alcoholic hepatitis, one of three interrelated conditions jointly known as alcoholic liver disease. In a study published …

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More Americans Are Becoming Heavy Drinkers

More Americans Are Becoming Heavy Drinkers

A recent study maps out drinking county-by-county in the United States and finds that there are big variations in drinking patterns across the country, with binge drinking and other heavy drinking patterns on the rise overall. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the study finds that heavy drinking among Americans is up more …

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Binge Drinking Deaths More Common in Older Men

Binge Drinking Deaths More Common in Older Men

We often assume that binge drinking is a problem associated with young people—the underage millennials guzzling Four Lokos—but in reality, deaths from alcohol poisoning are more common in older men, according to CDC data. It seems we have been putting too much emphasis on the problem of excessive drinking among youth and missing the true …

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Snus Use Steeply Increases Odds for Alcoholism

Snus Use Steeply Increases Odds for Alcoholism

Use of the smokeless tobacco product snus can sharply increase the chances that an adult will develop alcoholism by the time he or she reaches middle age, according to new research findings from a team of Swedish scientists. Consumption of nicotine/tobacco in the form of cigarettes is firmly linked to increased odds for the eventual …

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