April 23, 2014: A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

April 11, 2014: Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing
Heavy alcohol use lowers level of beneficial immune system cells, animal study shows

April 10, 2014: Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says
Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report

April 03, 2014: Could Coffee Lower Death Risk From Liver Cirrhosis?
Large study from China suggests 2 daily cups might offer protection in cases of non-viral hepatitis

April 01, 2014: Parents' Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring
More studies needed to explore the apparent association, researchers say

April 01, 2014: Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds
92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

March 25, 2014: Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?
More research needed to show whether lifestyle directly affects vision loss, study author says

March 24, 2014: Drunk-Driving Deaths Under-reported in U.S., Study Says
Researchers cite lag time between filing of death certificate, return of lab tests

March 20, 2014: Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink
But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

March 14, 2014: Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says
Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

March 13, 2014: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults: CDC
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds

March 11, 2014: Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

March 04, 2014: Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds
The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say

March 04, 2014: Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds
Persistent annoyance of women usually ignored by bar staff, observers report

March 03, 2014: Binge Drinking May Double Older People's Risk of Dying
Episodes of heavy consumption can damage organs, study author says

February 24, 2014: Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Review Finds
Researchers say resist the call to lower the age limit to 18

February 19, 2014: Drug Might Help Heavy Drinkers Limit Their Booze
Group given Topamax had more alcohol-free days than those taking placebo, study finds

February 18, 2014: Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds
Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus

February 10, 2014: Study: Minimum Pricing for Alcohol Would Affect Poorer, High-Risk Drinkers
But the impact on moderate drinkers would be minimal, researchers say

February 07, 2014: Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use
But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

January 31, 2014: College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms
One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

January 31, 2014: Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses
Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

January 22, 2014: 'Buzzed' Drivers Who Are Under Legal Limit to Blame in Many Fatal Crashes
Study of 500,000 lethal U.S. collisions finds no amount of drinking safe before getting behind the wheel

January 16, 2014: Easier Way for Doctors to Identify Substance Abuse?
Study supports asking a simple question, rather than giving lengthy questionnaire

January 15, 2014: Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men
Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers

January 13, 2014: Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools, Study Finds
Such policies don't seem to work as well as setting clear rules, fostering respect between kids and teachers

January 08, 2014: Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women
Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

January 07, 2014: CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking
Only 1 in 6 adults says a doctor or health professional has discussed alcohol use with them, report finds

December 31, 2013: Avoiding That New Year's Hangover
Drink in moderation and eat beforehand, doctor says

December 23, 2013: Drunk Driving Can Make Holiday Season Deadly
U.S. agencies countering with roadside detection, ignition-lock laws, new blood-alcohol technology

December 11, 2013: Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

December 10, 2013: Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

December 10, 2013: State Laws Can Help Curb Binge Drinking, Study Says
Strong enforcement of alcohol-control policies may prevent many drinking-related problems

November 29, 2013: Heavy Drinking Can Dry Up a Marriage If One Spouse Abstains
But divorce rate no higher when both overindulge, study finds

November 28, 2013: Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

November 19, 2013: Those Rocked by Recession Most Likely to Hit the Bottle: Study
Men and the middle-aged vulnerable, possibly because of bigger responsibilities at home

October 23, 2013: Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink
Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

October 17, 2013: Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students
Study suggests practice may lead to slippery slope of alcohol problems

October 15, 2013: How Much Alcohol In Your Drink? Stronger Beverages Make It Tough to Tell
A glass of wine at a restaurant may be 50 percent more potent than you think, experts warn

October 14, 2013: Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds
Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility effects from caffeine, alcohol

October 09, 2013: Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey
Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

September 30, 2013: Shape, Size of Wine Glass May Skew How Much You Pour
Width and location of the glass, color of the wine all seem to matter, researchers say

September 27, 2013: Drugged Driving Plays Major Role in Traffic Deaths
Alone or combined with alcohol, study finds it multiplies the risk for road fatalities

September 24, 2013: Drinking Locations Factor Into Partner Violence, Study Says
Where alcohol is consumed -- home, party, bar or park -- affects whether man or woman is victimized

September 17, 2013: Intensive Substance-Abuse Treatment Fails to Deliver Better Results: Study
But researcher isn't ready to give up on the multi-pronged approach

September 13, 2013: Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers
But study doesn't show why seniors suffer less headache, nausea than younger people after heavy drinking

September 12, 2013: Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests
These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

September 12, 2013: People's Beliefs on Drunk Driving May Change When They're Drunk
Alcohol may impair drivers' normally good sense, study says

September 09, 2013: Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

September 05, 2013: Friends' Online Photos May Sway Teens' Behavior
Pictures of peers smoking or drinking might encourage others in social network to do the same, study says