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Drive Safely Work Week: Promoting sober driving among employees

Drive Safely Work Week: Promoting sober driving among employees

Drunken driving killed nearly 9,967 people in the United States in 2014, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This accounted for nearly 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the country that year. Unfortunately, added CDC, nearly 19 percent of all traffic-related deaths were among children aged 0 to 14 years, due to alcohol-impaired driving. Further, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that traffic fatalities increased 7.2 percent in 2015 as compared to the previous year, the highest percentage increase in 50 years. (more…)

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UCSD develops device that measures blood alcohol levels accurately

UCSD develops device that measures blood alcohol levels accurately

Persistent and excessive consumption of alcohol is a chronic disease that can severely disrupt the lives of abusers and their families. Constantly indulging in alcohol may result in a level of dependency that could prove life-threatening. Eventually, an addict is unable to stop drinking despite developing serious illnesses such as a depressed respiratory system. (more…)

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Women more at risk when consuming alcohol

Women more at risk when consuming alcohol

A study, first of its kind, examined excess mortality and its predictors among alcohol dependent individuals in the general population over a 14-year period. The findings concluded that annual death rates were higher for alcohol dependent females than for alcohol dependent males when compared to the general population.

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Alcohol abuse one of the most prevalent addictive behaviors

Alcohol abuse one of the most prevalent addictive behaviors

A new study revealed some staggering facts on addictive disorders throughout the world. Almost 5 percent, 240 million adults, struggle with an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent, 1 billion adults, smoke tobacco. The number of people injecting drugs is estimated at around 15 million worldwide.

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