Tag: alcohol abuse

Ask the Therapist: Alcohol, Addiction and the...

Last year when COVID-19 hit, alcohol became an essential coping mechanism for many Americans, spurring a 54 percent increase in...

August 19, 2021

Ask the Psychiatrist: Are You Fooling Yourself...

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April 9, 2021

Roundup: Alcohol-Related Deaths Surge; Best Diets for...

U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths More Than Double Over Last Two Decades The number of U.S. adults who have died from alcohol-related...

January 10, 2020

Roundup: Alcohol’s Link to Cancer Risk; Flu...

Even Light Alcohol Consumption Shows Increased Cancer Risk in New Study Drinking any type of alcohol can contribute to cancers...

December 13, 2019

Roundup: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Kids; E-Cig...

Activities, Products Linked to Most Traumatic Brain Injuries in Kids, Teens Most traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, among children and...

August 2, 2019

Roundup: Screenings for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use;’ Salmonella...

U.S. Panel: Adults Should be Screened for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use’ All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for “unhealthy...

November 16, 2018

Alcohol and Brain Health: Even ‘Moderate Drinking’...

Can even moderate drinking — one or two beverages a day containing alcohol — be detrimental to your health? Yes,...

May 22, 2018

Roundup: E-Cig Crackdown, ‘Bad Bacteria’ and Dementia...

FDA Cracks Down on E-Cig, Juul Sales to Minors The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that...

April 27, 2018

Roundup: Alcohol Use Linked to Higher Risk...

Consuming alcoholic beverages regularly -- whether it's ight, moderate, or heavy use -- may increase your risk of developing several...

November 10, 2017

Think Before You Drink at Holiday Gatherings...

Whether it's an official office holiday party or a celebration with family and friends, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption can save...

December 20, 2016

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