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Extremely overweight teenagers drink and use illegal drugs about as much as their peers, a nationwide survey suggests. But obese teens are more likely to smoke or chew tobacco.

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Drinking too much alcohol appears to interfere with a surgeon’s skills even into the next day, according to a study that used a virtual reality simulator to test the theory.

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Drinking large amounts of alcohol in pregnancy increases the risk of very preterm birth, a new study finds.

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Only 1.2 percent of the 7.4 million American adults whose alcohol abuse is untreated think they need help, a new report shows.

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Many cases of cancer in Europe could be avoided by limiting alcohol consumption, according to a study that found that almost 10 percent of all cancers in men in Western Europe are caused by excess drinking. The study also found that 3 percent of cancers in women are caused by too much alcohol.

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The more college students drink, the lower their GPA. That’s the finding of a new survey of almost 14,000 college students.

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