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Alcohol Industry Says Study on Alcohol Abuse Flawed

Wed Feb 26, 2003

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A recent study of alcohol consumption by teen drinkers and alcohol abusers is an "attempt to manipulate data to get sensational headlines," representatives of the alcohol industry said Wednesday.

The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded that half of all money spent on alcohol comes from the pockets of underage and adult excessive drinkers.

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Alcohol surge, youth drinking fuel Irish debate

2003-01-14  (Reuters Health)

DUBLIN, Ireland (Reuters) - Derek swigged his fifth pint of beer at a Dublin pub and swore he could handle 10 or 12.

The scene would have been typical of any Irish pub on a Saturday night, except that Derek was 16--two years under the legal drinking age--and at least half the patrons looked to be in his age group, or even younger.

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Wine Causes Liver Damage, Too

By  Jennifer Warner Reviewed By  Brunilda Nazario, MD
WebMD Medical News

Nov. 11, 2002 -- Wine may have other health benefits, but drinking too much of it can still put your liver at risk. A new study casts doubt over an earlier one suggesting that wine was less harmful to the liver than other spirits.

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One Drink a Day Boosts Breast Cancer Risk-UK Study

Tue Nov 12, 2002

By Patricia Reaney

LONDON (Reuters) - Alcohol may be good for the heart, but a daily glass of wine or beer can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, researchers said on Tuesday.

One unit, or 10 grams of alcohol per day, raises a woman's chances of developing the disease by about 7% but smoking, which is linked to a range of other diseases and different cancers, does not contribute to the illness.

"The more women drink, the higher their risk of breast cancer," Professor Valerie Beral of the Radcliffe In

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'Beer Goggles' Are Rose Tinted

Mon Aug 19, 2002

LONDON (Reuters) - Want to be more attractive? -- then make sure those around you are having a drink.

Scientists have found even modest amounts of alcohol will make the opposite sex appear better-looking.

"We have carried out experiments which show that what is known in the trade as the 'beer-goggle effect' does actually exist," Barry Jones, professor of psychology at Glasgow University, told Reuters on Monday.

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AMA Urges End of 'Party School' Grades

Sat Aug 17, 2002

By ANDREW BUCHANAN, Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - The Princeton Review should stop publishing an annual ranking of top "party schools" because it ignores the risks of heavy drinking and offers a skewed view of college life, the American Medical Association says.

The college admissions and test-preparation company "should be ashamed to publish something for students and parents that fuels the false notion that alcohol is central to the college experience," said Richard Yoast, director of the

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Alcohol Initially Packs Bigger Punch for Some

Fri Aug 16, 2002

By Keith Mulvihill

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with a family history of alcoholism may respond more intensely to alcohol's initial intoxicating effects and develop a tolerance within a few hours, new study finding suggest.

This may cause them to drink more alcohol so they can get back the initial buzz they were feeling when they first started drinking, explained Dr. Sandra L. Morzorati of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, in an interview with Reuters Health.

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Alcohol Blamed for Rise in Liver Disease Deaths

Fri Aug 9, 2002

LONDON (Reuters) - Deaths from alcoholic liver disease have increased in Britain and more must be done to alert people that drinking too much can kill them, medical experts said on Friday.

A doctor who headed a study into liver disease deaths in the West Midlands region of England said one idea might be for drink containers to carry a health warning similar to those on cigarette packets.

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