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Energy Drink Cocktails May Increase Desire to Drink

Adding alcohol to energy drinks has become common, especially among young adults. New research suggests that this trend encourages people to drink more than they normally would.

Even Light Drinking Poses Risk to Heart

While heavy drinking has clearly been shown to be bad for overall health, much research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption can offer benefits for the heart. A new study, however, may change that notion.

Alcohol Ads May Influence Underage Drinking

Just how much are underage youth affected by alcohol advertisements? The connection between magazine ads and underage drinking may be strong, according to the authors of a new study.

Risk Factors for Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Falling asleep behind the wheel is a dangerous situation. Preventing such situations requires knowing what can lead to drowsy driving — a topic that researchers recently explored.

Drinking Behind Many Early Deaths Each Year

Drinking may be seen as a way to relax, but in some cases it can easily become a serious issue. A new study suggests that excessive drinking may be leading to many early deaths in the US.

Teens Smoking Less, But Also Less Active

Parents can try to teach their kids safe habits, but when it comes down to it, teens will make their own decisions. The CDC has released new data on teens' potentially risky behaviors.

Guidelines Issued for Drug Testing in Teens

The teenage years are a common time for experimentation, which can include experimenting with alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Report Exposes the Dangers of Alcohol

Many people drink alcohol in social settings, both for fun or as a way to unwind after a hard day. But the reality of alcohol consumption across the globe can make "happy hour" seem not so happy.

Rx Options for Cutting Alcohol Cravings

Alcohol abuse can take a toll on your physical and mental health. A fraction of those who abuse alcohol get treated, and fewer still are believed to receive medication that might help.

Many College Students Smoke Pot and Drive

Parents worry about their kids going off to college and drinking and driving. While this is a real concern, there may be another substance they should be worrying about.