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USA: The Four Loko Effect

Dienstag 24. Mai 2011 von htm

The popular, formerly caffeinated, fruity alcoholic beverage, Four Loko, has been blamed for the spike in alcohol-related hospitalizations, especially throughout college campuses.
Initially, caffeine was deemed the culprit and the Food and Drug Administration ordered all traces of caffeine to be removed from Four Loko and all other similar beverages. However, according to an upcoming evaluation in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, caffeine might not be the primary cause of the spike in hospitalizations. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/23/11) psychologicalscience.org, 5/23/11

Kategorie: Abhängigkeit, Alcohol industry, Alcopops, Allgemein, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Health Consequences of Alcohol Use in New York City

Mittwoch 17. November 2010 von htm

A new report from Health Department suggests the toll is large and, by some measures, growing.
Excessive drinking kills approximately 1,500 NYC adults each year, according to the new report, Health Consequences of Alcohol Use in New York City. Alcohol also contributes to a tenth of all hospitalizations in the city – nearly 100,000 each year – and prompts 78,000 visits to hospital emergency departments, with a rate that more than doubled between 2003 and 2009. Read Full Report (PDF)

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

Ontario: Injuries and Alcohol

Dienstag 4. August 2009 von htm

More Than 1 In 10 Major Injuries In Ontario Involve High Blood Alcohol Levels. A study of hospitalizations for severe injury in Ontario’s designated trauma centres shows alcohol was involved in at least 12% of major trauma cases in 2007-2008. 2008 Major Injury in Ontario, released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), shows 526 patients hospitalized for severe injury were found to have blood alcohol concentration levels over the legal limit of 0.08% last year. (Source: Medical News Today, 8/3/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Health, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

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