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Binge drinking may damage teens’ brains

When teens go on a binge drinking episode, they may be doing serious damage to the sensitive “white matter” in their brain, a new MRI-based study suggests. White matter is involved in relaying information between brain cells, the researchers said. This means that damage caused to the developing brain by bouts of heavy drinking could….

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Anchorage motel could house chronic alcoholics

The Anchorage division of RuralCap is negotiating to buy a Red Roof Inn at Fifth Avenue and Karluk Street. The agency is seeking a state grant through the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday the effort would follow a housing program in Seattle that does not require residents to stop drinking…..

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The Tipping Point

A drink is always welcome, but just how much alcohol can the body handle in a lifetime? Thirty-five-year- old Anusha Sangwan would go out five nights a week and end up drinking anywhere between 2-3 cocktails per night. “We’d party a lot in college and having two drinks every night didn’t seem like a lot….

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Women Still Drinking During Pregnancy

Despite the Surgeon General’s warning that alcohol can affect unborn children, pregnant women haven’t changed their drinking habits much over the past two decades, the CDC said. The average annual percentage of pregnant women who drank remained relatively stable at about 12% for any alcohol use and 2% for binge drinking, C. H. Denny, Ph.D.,….

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Many Over 50 Are Binge Drinkers

Five or more drinks a day at one sitting affects 23 percent of men ages 50 to 64, reports Duke University researchers. We don’t usually associate binge drinking, that is guzzling large quantities of alcoholic beverages in one sitting, with older people. Instead it is usually considered a college rite of passage. But a new….

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