To get drunk, people are getting creative. But a new form of drinking, known as “smoking” alcohol, has doctors concerned.
While rumors continue to fly about what killed Amy Winehouse — the latest suggest that crack and heroin may have been involved — the singer’s parents continue to maintain that she was sober when she died, and that in fact, …
People who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss have more than twice the risk of developing alcoholism, compared with those who have gastric banding surgery, preliminary research finds. This line of inquiry could shed …
Questions about alcohol use should be a part of regular physical checkups, according to a panel of experts.
Two questions asked during a regular pediatrician’s visit could help identify youth with drinking problems, according to a national expert group convened by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), which …
Why the mostly commonly performed bariatric surgery in the U.S. doubles patients’ risk for drinking problems, compared with a less severe weight-loss procedure
A new study finds that the developmental hazards of maternal drinking may be greatest at the end of the first trimester.
Taking your first drink in your early teens may put you at greater risk of developing alcohol problems later on, according to new research.
Breast cancer patients who raised a glass or two a week may even enjoy slightly longer lives than those who didn’t drink.
The family of a 20-year-old Florida man, who shot and killed himself after binging on the caffeinated malt liquor beverage Four Loko is suing the drink’s manufacturer, Phusion Projects, for wrongful death. The family says the …
Having a drink (or two) is one way to nod off more quickly, but how restful is an alcohol-induced slumber?
A new study from six European countries suggests that teens who see more boozy scenes in movies are more likely to binge drink.
We drink for the buzz, and researchers have learned how alcohol makes us feel so good — some more so than others