Medical research

Even 'low-risk' drinking can be harmful

It's not just heavy drinking that's a problem—even consuming alcohol within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalization and death, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol ...

Medications

Problem drinkers have higher 'benzo' use, study shows

Problem drinkers are more likely than teetotalers and moderate drinkers to take benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that are among the most commonly prescribed drugs—and the most abused. When taken by heavier drinkers, ...

Health

Is moderate drinking healthy?

For the past three decades or so, the conventional wisdom has been that drinking alcohol at moderate levels is good for us.

Health

Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure

A study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption—seven to 13 drinks per week—substantially raises one's risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research being presented ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drinking and the risk of cancer

It's no secret that drinking alcohol is a risk factor for cancer. The National Cancer Institute says alcohol use is associated with a higher risk of developing cancers of the head and neck, esophagus, liver, breast, colon ...

Health

How much alcohol is really OK?

(HealthDay)—All the good news/bad news studies about alcohol can leave you confused. But research suggests that you still need to keep moderation in mind when you raise a glass.

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