Panel proposes a new guideline for men: just one drink per day
An expert panel is proposing that government guidelines recommend that men limit their alcohol consumption to just one drink a day, down from the current two.
Regularly attending religious services associated with lower risk of deaths of despair
For immediate release: May 6, 2020 Boston, MA – People who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning,…
In the hot seat: What climate change looks like in the exam room
ER physician Dr. Renee Salas talks about her experience as a doctor in the wake of the climate crisis.
Following healthy lifestyle habits at middle age may increase years lived free of chronic diseases
For immediate release: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Boston, MA – Maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—at middle-age may increase years lived free…
In Japan, moderate alcohol consumption associated with increased cancer risk
Among hospital patients in Japan, those with a history of even moderate drinking were more likely to have cancer compared to nondrinkers, according to a new study.
Dropping life expectancy in U.S. may be ‘disturbing new normal’
Life expectancy in the U.S. is dropping, driven largely by drug overdoses, suicides, alcohol-related illnesses and obesity, according to a new study. Although life expectancy had been increasing steadily since 1959, it plateaued at 78.9 years in 2010,…
Why ‘deaths of despair’ are rising in the U.S.
November 26, 2019 – Since 2005, many leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and lung disease, have been decreasing. But deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what some call “deaths of despair”—have been on the rise.…
Alcohol consumption may increase dementia risk for people with mild cognitive impairment
Adults age 72 and older with mild cognitive impairment who drank more than 14 alcoholic drinks a week were 72% more likely to progress to dementia over an eight-year period than those who drank less than one drink…
The latest evidence on drinks and cancer
Everyday drink choices may influence cancer risk.
Alcohol and health: It’s complicated
The potential benefits and risks of drinking alcohol have been debated for decades. Moderate drinking has been linked with reduced risk of getting heart disease—but also with increased risk of some types of cancer. A March 14, 2019…