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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

  • More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have [...]

  • Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study. But binge drinking didn’t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, according to the study. In fact, when young adult women drank [...]

  • Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study. But binge drinking didn’t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, according to the study. In fact, when young adult women drank [...]

  • Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Health professionals treating a substance abuser with a severe mental illness often aren’t sure which problem to tackle first to reduce the risk of violence. A new study suggests that treating substance abuse at the outset is more likely to reduce violent acts by people with severe mental illness. “We [...]

  • A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling. The study, reported this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, included more than 700 social drinkers in their 20s. It found that drinking significantly [...]

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