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Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the physical or emotional dependence on alcohol. It comes in different forms: A person suffering from alcoholism might get drunk every day, or wait for the weekend to binge. Regardless of the drinking pattern, long-term heavy alcohol consumption affects the liver, heart, and brain, and it can be difficult to overcome without help.

Alcoholism News

  • 3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International, found “strong evidence” [...]

  • Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes?

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In-car breathalyzers automatically prevent ignition when they detect blood-alcohol levels that exceed legal limits. Now, new research suggests that if the devices were installed in every new U.S. car, deaths linked to drunk driving would plummet by 85 percent over a 15-year period. Installation of the [...]

  • Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests. The study included 104 patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. The patients had treatment with [...]

  • E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — College students who use tobacco, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, researchers report. The study included more than 1,400 students, aged 18 to 23, at four colleges/universities in upstate New York who took part in an online survey. More than 95 percent of the respondents [...]

  • The More the Merrier … and the Drunker?

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of friends in your drinking group influences how much you drink, a new study finds. Researchers focused on 200 young adult drinkers in Switzerland. While drinking with friends in real-life situations, they used their smartphones to provide researchers with hourly reports about how many friends were present [...]

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