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Protecting the liver: Binge or regular drinking?

One urban myth runs that binge drinking is better for your liver than regular drinking, on the basis that the liver has rest days. This is not so according to medical researchers who look at the total amount of alcohol consumed over time.

Effect of heavy drinking on the teenage brain revealed

Drinking in moderation ticks a number of health concerns since excessive drinking triggers a range of diseases. At what age should someone start drinking? Not as teenager, according to a new study.

Op-Ed: Australian clinic provides individual or group hangover treatment

Sydney - This isn't an April Fool's joke or a spoof article in the Onion. A hangover clinic in Australia provides patients with a 30-minute treatment to eliminate their hangover.

Teenage binge-drinking could influence brain into adulthood

New research on rats, supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development.

Most regular drinkers are not alcohol dependent

Atlanta - In the U.S., nine in 10 adults who drink alcohol above the recommended “safe” levels are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

Even one alcohol binge harms health, say researchers

Wine lovers are not going to like this, but they could be seriously damaging their health even if they drink four glasses of their favorite beverage at a time.

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.

Wine glass size affects how much is poured, research shows

Ames - Ever wondered why a bottle of wine always seems to go further with guests at a dinner-table rather than a barbecue? Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell Universities may have found the answer.

France replaces binge drinking with a better word

The French Minitsty of Culture and Communication, also known as the language police, recently added an un-French term to its approved lexicon Sunday.

Presence of specific gene triggers alcohol abuse in teenagers

A research team reveals that the presence of a specific type of gene in an individual could cause them to binge drink by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol.

Woman has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail

Lancaster - A teenager on a night out in Lancaster, UK required a life-saving operation to have her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail which contained liquid nitrogen at a local night spot popular with teenagers.

Study: College binge drinkers are happier than other students

Denver - The study finds not only are students that binge drink happier, but students who drink to excess do so to obtain a higher social status rather than to enjoy the effects of alcohol.

Irish author battles demons, with some angelic help Special

Dublin - Binge-drinking during the Victoria Day weekend in Canada is nothing new. Irish author Catherine Barry knows all about heavy drinking. The reformed alcoholic documents the horrors of rehab and recovery in her 2011 book, Charlie And Me (New Island).

Alberta judge: Bars should limit drinks served to patrons

Fort Mcmurray - After conducting an inquiry into the death of an intoxicated man who drank at a Fort McMurray bar, the judge recommended the law be changed to limit the number of drinks a customer can be served. Critics say such a change would be unworkable.

More than 30 million Americans are binge drinkers

A new government report shows that millions of Americans have a drinking problem, as more than 30 million Americans are considered binge drinkers.

CDC: Excessive alcohol consumption costs the US $223.5 billion

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost of excessive alcohol consumption to the United States exceeded $223 billion in 2006.

Female teenage binge drinkers more at risk than young men

San Diego - Female teenagers who binge drink could be damaging the part of the brain that controls their memory and spatial awareness. But California researchers say boys don't seem to be equally affected.

Top university pays students to babysit drunken peers

Cambridge - One of the most prestigious universities in the UK -Cambridge- has sensationally offered to pay students up to £100 to look after drunk undergraduates.

European study shows link between alcohol consumption and cancer

In a large Europe-wide study published in the British Medical Journal, excessive alcohol consumption beyond standard government recommendations was linked to notable incidents of cancer.

Minimum alcohol price proposed to try to end binge drinking

Government ministers in Britain are planning to impose minimum prices on alcohol in an attempt to combat binge drinking.

Ted Koppel's son dead after binge drinking

New York - Andrew Koppel was found dead Monday morning in an apartment in New York City. Koppel, the son of former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel, was 40 years old.

Driving after binge drinking a growing problem?

Driving after binge drinking is a serious problem. A report from the Associated Press said a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interviewed 14,000 binge drinkers.

Binge Drinking Seniors Face Serious Health Risks

Binge drinking by middle-aged and older adults was recently discovered in a Duke University study. The findings are disturbing especially due to the adverse health effects associated with binge drinking.

Binge Drinking And College Students

College presidents have a serious problem on their campuses, binge drinking. Binge drinkers have problems in many areas of campus life including academics, law, health and sexual health.

99 pence a pint binge drinking row

A pub in the English county of Kent has refuted accusations that it was promoting binge drinking by lowering its prices in an attempt to placate price-savvy drinkers.

Binge Drinking Kills College Students

When you send your kids off to college you know that some partying will be taking place. It's the first time most kids are out on their own and able to experiment without Mom and Dad watching. That drinking though can come with a death sentence.

Binge Drinking Redefined in Australia

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will release its new official drinking guidelines next month under steep criticism, labeling many Australians as binge drinkers.
 

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