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.
May 6, 2008 |
Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal and an affair with a subordinate. Gov. Ted Strickland told reporters that Democrats would begin drafting an impeachment resolution against Atty. Gen. Marc Dann right away. Republican House Speaker Jon Husted said that his chamber was reviewing the process. A probe uncovered inappropriate staff-subordinate relationships, heavy drinking, and harassing and threatening behavior by a supervisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1989 |
Moderate consumption of alcohol may reduce the risk of suffering one type of stroke while heavy drinking may greatly increase the chances of suffering another kind, cardiologists at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland reported last week in the journal Stroke.