Tag Archives: alcohol

Drinking in the Workplace Becoming More Common, Leading to Host of Problems

As the workday grows ever longer, an increasing number of companies are offering alcohol as an office perk, according to The Wall Street Journal. Employment lawyers say the trend can lead to problems including drunk driving, assault, sexual harassment or rape. …

Study Finds Concussion Risk Higher for Teens Who Use Marijuana or Alcohol

The risk of concussion is three to five times higher for teenagers who use marijuana or alcohol, compared with their peers who do not smoke marijuana or drink, according to a new study. …

Disrupting Memories Linked to Past Drinking May Reduce Alcoholic Relapse: Rat Study

Disrupting memories of past drinking, by blocking a pathway in the brain linked to learning and memories, may help reduce alcoholic relapse, a study of rats suggests. …

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Autism May Share Similarities: Rodent Study

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and autism spectrum disorder may share some molecular similarities, a new study of rats suggests. The findings could help researchers trying to develop new treatments for both disorders, Fox News reports. …

Some Men Who Take Baldness Drug Drink Less Alcohol

Some men who use the baldness drug finasteride (Propecia) report drinking less alcohol, according to a new study. The researchers say they are not sure why the medication may reduce the urge to drink, but suggest the drug may change the brain’s chemistry. …

35 Percent of Designated Drivers Drink, Study Finds

A new study of designated drivers finds 35 percent of them drink. Many imbibing designated drivers have blood-alcohol levels high enough to impair their driving, researchers from the University of Florida report. …

Many Wealthy Women Drink More Than Recommended, British Survey Finds

Almost two-thirds of wealthy British women consume more than three small glasses of wine daily, which is greater than the recommended health limit, a new survey suggests. …

Smoking Cessation Drug May Help Treat Alcohol Dependence

The smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) shows promise in treating alcohol dependence, a new study suggests. …

Government Approves Voluntary Nutrition Information on Alcohol Labels

The U.S. Treasury Department announced alcohol manufacturers can place nutrition labels on beer, wine and spirits. The labels are voluntary, according to the Associated Press. …

Inhaling Alcohol: Dangerous Trend, Expert Says

Some college students are experimenting with inhaling alcohol by pouring it over dry ice and “smoking” the vapors, according to an expert who says the practice is dangerous. …