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Alcohol Use Among Top Causes of Disability in Young People Worldwide

Donnerstag 9. Juni 2011 von htm

Alcohol use, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder together account for 45 percent of disabilities among young people ages 10 to 24 worldwide, about four times as much as that caused by unintentional injuries, according to a study of data from the World Health Organization.

The study researchers added up years of healthy living that were lost due to a disability and death. The Los Angeles Times reports that the study found alcohol accounted for 7 percent of lost healthy years. The article notes that the study is the first of its kind to give a comprehensive picture of young people’s global health. (Source: Join Together, 06/08/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Children, consumption, Global, Health, morbidity, mortality, Research, societal effects, Statistics, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Finland: Older adults‘ own reasoning for their alcohol consumption

Samstag 1. Januar 2011 von htm

Conclusions: Older adults have diverse alcohol consumption habits like people in other age groups. The oldest olds reported that they use alcohol for medicinal purposes. The “at-risk users” admit they use alcohol because of meaningless life, and relieving depression, anxiety, and loneliness. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 01/01/11) onlinelibrary.wiley.com, 12/29/10

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Research, Seniors | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Binge-Drinking Teens May Risk Future Depression

Mittwoch 17. November 2010 von htm

Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, Loyola University Health System researchers report.
A new Loyola study has found that exposing adolescent rats to binge amounts of alcohol permanently altered the system that produces hormones in response to stress. This disruption in stress hormones „might lead to behavioral and/or mood disorders in adulthood,“ researchers reported. (Source: Medical News Today, 11/16/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Health, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Good Results Of Bad Habits? Research Explains Paradox

Donnerstag 20. Mai 2010 von htm

When people are under chronic stress, they tend to smoke, drink, use drugs and overeat to help cope with stress. These behaviors trigger a biological cascade that helps prevent depression, but they also contribute to a host of physical problems that eventually contribute to early death. (Source: Medical News Today, 5/19/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Global, Health, Other Drugs, Research | Keine Kommentare »

Sweet-Loving Kids More Likely to Have Family History of Alcoholism

Montag 22. Februar 2010 von htm

Children who have an extreme sweet tooth also may be at elevated risk of becoming alcoholics, according to researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. LiveScience reported Feb. 10 that researcher Julie Mennella and colleagues studied sweetness preference among 300 children ages 5-12. They found that the children who had a family history of alcoholism and had symptoms of depression were also the most likely to express a preference for intense sweetness. (Source: Join Together, 2/19/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Global, Research | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol Abuse, Depression And Obesity In Young Women

Freitag 25. September 2009 von htm

There is new evidence that depression, obesity and alcohol abuse or dependency are interrelated conditions among young adult women but not men. Using data collected when young adults were 24, 27 and 30 years of age, a team of University of Washington researchers found that nearly half the sample of 776 young adults tracked during the study met the criteria for one of these conditions at each of these time points. (Source: Medical News Today, 9/24/09)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, Research, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

Greater Risk Of Depression In Teetotallers?

Mittwoch 2. September 2009 von htm

Abstaining from alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of depression according to a new study published in Addiction journal. (Source: Medical News Today, 9/1/09) Online-Comment: (pending) Why people with possible physical or psychical diseases were not excluded like former alcoholics? This problem is known since those many false studies on heart diseases. Isn’t it just a study to get a sensational headline again for alcohol marketing? The German press already brought an article without mentioning the restrictions. Of course we could also argue, abstainers are depressed because of a society which didn’t learn anything about alcohol in 100 years and still allows the alcohol industry to terrorize it with disease, death, poverty and harm.

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Global, Health, Letters and comments to editors, Research | Keine Kommentare »

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