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On-screen boozing tied to kids’ binge drinking

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – How much drinking kids and teens had seen in recent movies was linked to the chances they overdid it on alcohol themselves in a new study from six European countries. Researchers said that movies and television may make kids see drinking as mature and cool,…

Over-65s are frequent binge drinkers: U.S. study

Binge drinking is more common in the United States than previously thought, particularly among young adults, though the most frequent offenders are over 65, said a US government study on Tuesday. One in six Americans, or 17.1 percent of the population, binge drinks, defined as consuming five or more alcoholic beverages…