April 23, 2013 |
Step away from the beer pong table! College binge drinking may leave you with more than just embarrassing memories and excruciating hangovers. In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , researchers found that four years of heavy drinking between the ages of 18 and 25 may be enough to permanently increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke and atherosclerosis. Researchers at the University of Illinois recruited 38 nonsmoking young adults and split them into two groups: alcohol abstainers and binge drinkers.
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April 25, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - A military judge Thursday sentenced a female Marine convicted of attempted adultery and lying to investigators to a letter of reprimand and the loss of $3,000 in pay. Lt. Col. Leon Francis could have sentenced her to a year in the brig and a bad-conduct discharge. Francis, after a three-day court-martial at Camp Pendleton, ruled that she was guilty of attempted adultery with another staff sergeant - “a man not her husband.” Under military law, adultery is a crime if it undermines “good order and discipline” or brings “discredit upon the armed forces.” Testimony showed that the two staff sergeants, who worked together at Camp Pendleton, went to a motel in Temecula after an afternoon of heavy drinking.
June 15, 2012
'Rock of Ages' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language Running time: 2 hour, 3 minutes Playing: In general release
August 19, 2011 |
About to uncork that bottle of merlot? A study finds that moderate drinking may decrease the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in older people. Researchers analyzed 143 studies that looked at the association between moderate alcohol consumption and mental abilities. The meta-analysis, published this month in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment , looked at research dating back to 1977. Studies done between 1977 and 1997 mostly focused on younger people ages 18 to 54 and for the most part sought to determine whether moderate drinking had any damaging effects; Overall it didn't, said Michael Collins, the study's co-author and professor in the department of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine . Later studies from 1998 to the present focused more on mental status tests examining memory and cognitive function among mostly older people, he added, and most showed that drinking moderate levels of alcohol showed no effect or a decreased risk of dementia and cognitive impairment compared to control groups.
December 6, 2004
Regarding "Many Genes Play Role in Alcoholism" [Nov. 15]: Instead of blaming our ancestors, let's take a good look at why heavy drinking is acceptable behavior. We are bombarded by alcohol images, messages and substances every day. Heavy drinking is an essential part of socializing and drowning our sorrow with booze is a common remedy for depression. While designing drugs to curb alcohol cravings is a significant and immediate treatment, it is more important to dissuade people from heavy drinking.
September 27, 1989 |
Kaz Deyna, a member of five Socker championship teams, had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into a parked truck and died on Sept. 1, the San Diego County Coroner's Office said Tuesday. Deyna had a blood-alcohol level of .20%, said Max Murphy, the supervising deputy at the coroner's office. California law recognizes .10 as the legal limit.