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Want to quit alcohol? Try #DryJanuary to stay off booze for a month

Want to quit alcohol? Try #DryJanuary to stay off booze for a month

Various studies in the past have shown that drinking alcohol carelessly can give many problems related to health to a person. But if you are one of those who are thinking to quit drinking in New Year, then ‘Dry January’ can be really helpful for you. ‘Dry January’ involves saying bye to the booze for [...]

January 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to quit alcohol? Try #DryJanuary to stay off booze for a month

Perspective on alcohol use and cancer risk

Perspective on alcohol use and cancer risk

As a primary care doctor who gets to know and follow patients over many years, I like to think of myself as a trusted health advisor. When it comes to advice about lifestyle issues that affect health, I rarely think in terms that are black or white. There are exceptions — it is hard to [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Perspective on alcohol use and cancer risk

Study: Teen exposure to drugs, alcohol affects chance of use in adulthood

Study: Teen exposure to drugs, alcohol affects chance of use in adulthood

While stories of raiding a parents’ liquor cabinet or finding their stash may not portend substance abuse later in life, a recent study suggests easy access to drugs or alcohol during the teen years increases the risk for a problem in adulthood. Researchers at Michigan State University found easy access to drugs or alcohol at [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study: Teen exposure to drugs, alcohol affects chance of use in adulthood

Alcohol sales dropped after Maryland raised liquor tax

Alcohol sales dropped after Maryland raised liquor tax

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 — Alcohol sales fell in Maryland following an increase in the sales tax, according to a finding that suggests the tactic could work in other U.S. states. The alcohol tax rose from 6 percent to 9 percent in 2011, and liquor sales subsequently fell 5 percent, the study found. Meanwhile, beer [...]

April 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Alcohol sales dropped after Maryland raised liquor tax

Teenage girls now try alcohol before boys do: Study

Teenage girls now try alcohol before boys do: Study

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 — It’s probably not a milestone that will do many feminists proud, but teenage girls in the United States now start to drink alcohol sooner than boys do, a new study shows. “This is becoming a public health issue,” said lead researcher Dr. Hui Cheng, an adjunct assistant professor at Michigan [...]

April 13, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Teenage girls now try alcohol before boys do: Study