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Binge Drinking More Damaging for Teen Girls Than Boys, Study Says

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Never mind getting sick, getting busted or getting hurt -- when teenage girls binge drink, they could be damaging their brains.
BBC News reports the brains of teen girls are especially prone to damage from a...
This could lead to issues when it comes to driving, playing sports, using maps or remembering how to get places.

Parenting Style an Influence on Teen Drinking, Study Says

Kids who get too many cuddles drink more. Credit: DuesXFlorida, Flickr
Kids whose parents are either too strict or too lenient may be more likely to engage in binge drinking, according to a new study out of Brigham Young University. Rese...

Teens Should Take a Lesson From Drunken Monkeys, Study Shows

Don't be a party animal, kids. Credit: Getty Images
Binge drinking is bad for teenagers -- and monkeys. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., obviously couldn't experiment on the effects of heavy drinking on actu...

Anti-Alcohol PSAs? Spare Me the Guilt and Pour Me a Drink

PSAs may actually cause college students to drink more. Credit: Getty Images
Public service announcements designed to reduce binge drinking in college students may actually lead them to drink more. A new study found that anti-alcohol PSAs th...

Colleges Are So Narcing to Your Parents If You're Caught Drinking

Cheers may turn to jeers for some students as colleges and universities crack down on underage drinking. Credit: Getty Images
Used to be you could sneak some brewskis into your dorm room without someone narcing you out to your parents, bu...

Drinking problems and childhood IQ linked

You'd think that having a higher IQ would mean being smart enough not to abuse alcohol. But in fact, having a high IQ as a child may actually put a person at risk for drinking problems. When researchers compared the drinking habits of over 8,000 a...

'Cindy Brady' teaching her son about hangovers

They say that experience is the best teacher, but I don't think that applies in all cases. For example, Susan Olsen, better known as Cindy from the Brady Bunch, is teaching her 10-year-old son the dangers of alcohol by binge drinking and showing up f...

News flash: Kids get alcohol from adults!

A study released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has news that shouldn't surprise any of us: kids who engage in underage drinking most often get their booze from adults, typically their own parents or their f...

Facebook group dedicated to drunk girls

A better name for the Facebook group 30 Reasons Girls Should Call It a Night might be Girls Gone Wasted or What Sort of Person is Taking (and Posting) These Pictures?! What used to be stories shared among sorority sisters or roommates is now being c...

Stressed out pregnant moms drinking and smoking

I know lots of women who drink alcohol and some who smoke cigarettes. I don't know a single one who did either while pregnant. Well, for all I know these women were hiding in their garages each night secretly chugging wine and puffing on cigarettes, ...

College creates alcoholics?

A new study shows college kids binge drink more often than non-college kids. This has led researchers to declare that college breeds alcoholism. Scientists know that genetics can play a role in alcoholism and the study found that this predisposition ...

Should we lower the drinking age?

I spent my late adolescence and early adulthood in the UK, where the drinking age is only 18. Whenever I'd visit friends on US college campus, I was amazed at the ridiculous things kids did in order to drink without getting caught. My experiences wer...

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