Tag Archives: drinking

Alcohol Can Make Allergies Worse, Expert Warns

Drinking alcohol can trigger an allergic reaction or worsen existing allergies, according to the Past President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, who spoke yesterday at the group’s annual meeting. …

Three to Six Drinks a Week Can Slightly Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who have three to six alcoholic drinks a week are at slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer compared with women who don’t drink at all, a new study has found. …

Heavy Alcohol Consumption Linked With Greater Lung Cancer Risk

A new study links heavy alcohol consumption with a greater risk of developing lung cancer. …

College Students’ Impulsivity and Aggression Linked to Heavy Drinking

College students who drink heavily and have high levels of aggression and impulsivity may be more likely than their calmer counterparts to continue heavy drinking after college, a new study suggests. …

Excessive Alcohol Consumption Costs U.S. $2 Per Drink

The costs to society from excessive drinking add up to $2 per drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The costs include lost work productivity, medical expenses and property damage from car crashes. …

New Tool Helps Pediatricians Talk to Teens About Alcohol Use

A new tool created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the American Academy of Pediatrics is designed to help pediatricians talk to teenagers about alcohol use. …

Increase in Drinking Seen as Unemployment Rises

Rising unemployment is associated with an increase in drinking, a new study suggests. …

California Law Bans Alcohol Sales at Self-Checkout Aisles

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law banning alcohol sales at self-checkout aisles. …

Doctors Often Miss Alcohol Screening Opportunities in Young Adults

Doctors frequently fail to ask their young adult patients about excess alcohol use. The findings come from a new study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. …

Stress Leads People with Family History of Alcoholism to Drink

People with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to drink when they feel under stress, a new study suggests. …