Tag: alcoholism

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

Alcoholics Learn to Make Their Own Beer in Canadian Program

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a twist on the old “teach a man to fish” adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

For regular drinkers, the New Year’s resolution tradition may involve what’s known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. KQED’s Forum hears from one of the study’s authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it’s risky to advocate total abstinence. Forum looks at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

About 13 percent of U.S. women go on drinking binges each month, say officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The damage from binge drinking runs the gamut from death to unintended pregnancy. Public health officials say binge drinking can be curbed with greater awareness and thoughtful interventions.

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