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Montag 8. August 2011 von htm

e.g. Binge drinkers have sex they later regret
A new study has found that binge drinking puts teenage girls at risk of having unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies and contracting sexually-transmitted diseases. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 08/7/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Gender, Global, Health, Parents, Prevention, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Binge Drinking Damages Teenage Girls‘ Brains More Than Boys‘

Dienstag 19. Juli 2011 von htm

Teenage girls who binge-drink have a higher risk of long-term harm to the brain compared to boys of the same age who also binge drink, researchers from the University of California, San Diego and Stanford University reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Their definition of binge-drinking is consuming at least four (for females) or five (for males) alcoholic drinks at one sitting.
The investigators said that activity levels in several regions of the brain among girls who binge drink were lower than what one would normally find among typical teenagers. …(Source: Medical News Today, 07/17/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Children, Gender, Global, Health, Research, societal effects, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Teenage girls outstrip boys on alcohol–study in Europe

Donnerstag 17. März 2011 von htm

An intriguing new study by European researchers has found that teen girls aged around 16 years are hitting the bottle more frequently than their male counterparts.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found that 80 percent of all 15- to 16-year-olds drink regularly, usually downing at least five units at once, the Daily Mail reports.
Over the last decade, binge drinking habits have greatly increased among adolescent girls, and though they consume less than boys, they get drunk more often than boys do. …
“We also see that this drinking is strongly related to problems such as fights, accidents, and unwanted sexual relations.” (Source: Alcohol Reports, 03/14/11) themedguru.com, 03/10/11 Comment: The reason is the marketing of alcopops and that governments reacted too late.

Kategorie: Alcopops, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Children, consumption, Gender, Global, Health, Legal Drinking Age, Research, Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

U.K.: Teenage Girls – Violence by Feuds, Drink and Jealousy

Freitag 27. November 2009 von htm

„A UK-wide survey by the group of 14- to 21-year-olds found that one in three girls and one in two boys thought there were circumstances in which it could be acceptable to hit a woman or force her to have sex. While young women aged 16 to 24 still have the highest risk of becoming victims of aggressive crime in this country, recent statistics show that there has been a significant rise in the numbers turning to violence themselves. Youth Justice Board figures for last year show that, while overall crime rates are falling, there is a 50% rise in violent crime committed by young women. From 2004-5 to 2007-8, there was a 71% rise in the numbers of young women being electronically tagged and a 25% rise in offences committed by girls aged 10 to 17. It means girls are now responsible for around 21% of offences that reach the courts.“ (Source: Harvard World Health News, 11/25/09) The Observer, London, 11/22/09 Related story: Labour Cracks Down on Teenage Violence (The Observer, London, November 22, 2009)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Court Case, Global, Health, Research, Statistics, Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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