Category: Timothy Naimi

‘Extreme’ binge drinking common among teens: study

September 18th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, Reuters, School of Medicine, Timothy Naimi 0 comments

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One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking in the last two weeks, and one in ten reports “extreme” binge drinking – having 10 or more drinks on one occasion, according to a new study…

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“It’s not just a matter of if kids binge drink, but it’s also a matter of how much that’s occurring and how intensely that’s occurring, meaning how much they’re (consuming) during these binge drinking episodes. When youth drink, they tend to drink a lot.”

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New Study Links Moderate Alcohol Consumption To Cancer

February 18th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Timothy Naimi 0 comments

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine, School of Public Health

According to a new study to be published in the April edition of the American Journal of Public Health, consuming as few as 1.5 alcoholic drinks a day can boost your risk of dying from cancer…

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Study: Alcohol Is Leading Preventable Cause Of Cancer In U.S.

February 15th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Timothy Naimi, WBZ-AM 0 comments

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Researchers in Boston have found that alcohol is a major contributor to cancer deaths and years of potential life lost…

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Doctors warn of dangers of alcohol causing cancer

February 14th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Timothy Naimi 0 comments

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The dangers of alcohol causing cancer is a problem “hiding in plain sight”, researchers have warned…

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“The relationship between alcohol and cancer is strong, but is not widely appreciated by the public and remains under-emphasised even by physicians. Alcohol is a big preventable cancer risk factor that has been hiding in plain sight.”

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