Higher alcohol taxes lead to lower STD rates

Researchers discovered that increasing taxes on alcohol can have a perhaps unexpected result: lower gonorrhea rates. University of Florida Health researchers found that increasing state alcohol taxes could help prevent sexually […]

Women are beginning to drink like men

Men have long been heavier drinkers than women, but a new study shows the gap in narrowing in the U.S. An analysis by researchers with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse […]

Excessive drinking costs U.S. $2 per drink

Excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010 – the equivalent of $2.05 per drink. A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the […]

Survey: 10 percent of pregnant women drink

A new survey by federal researchers reveals 10 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. admit to drinking alcohol and 3 percent – or a third of those who drink […]

Survey says: Local stores offering better choices for youth

The Hudson’s Bay High School Prevention Club surveyed neighborhood stores about the messages they send to youth and found promising results – and plenty of areas for improvement. The Clark County […]

County alcohol data: 17% of locals binge drink

Clark County residents like their booze. Clark County and the state have higher drinking rates and heavy drinking rates than the national average, according to a new analysis of county-level drinking […]

Study: Workaholics are riskier drinkers

A new study found people who work long hours are more likely to increase their alcohol consumption to levels that pose a health risk. The study, published in the journal BMJ, […]

Report: Alcohol poisoning kills six people every day

An average of six people die each day in the U.S. from alcohol poisoning. That’s equal to about 2,200 adults. The majority of alcohol poisoning deaths (76 percent) are among adults […]

Alcohol: The workout buzzkill

Alcohol may be the most commonly consumed drug among athletes, but that the alcohol can impact your workouts days later. While it takes the average person about 90 minutes to metabolize […]

One in 10 adult deaths due to excessive drinking

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults. Excessive alcohol consumption includes binge drinking (five […]

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