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Women’s mental health improves after giving up alcohol, study finds

Many women drink alcohol to relax, feel good and take the edge off life, but recent evidence suggests skipping that daily glass of wine is a better way to boost their mental health.

With the start of Sober October — a month dedicated to going alcohol-free, much like Dry January — it may be another good reason to try a break from booze.

First, some sobering new statistics. Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., increasing by 43% from 2006 to 2018, a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The impact was greatest on women.

Experts are also linking pandemic stress to a spike in alcohol use in 2020, with women’s stress drinking increasing significantly. The most problematic alcohol use happened around March and April of this year, one expert told NBC News.

The findings come as many Americans have been trying

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Alcohol consumption has surged during coronavirus pandemic, especially ‘heavy drinking’ among women: study

It’s been a long pandemic, and American adults are bending an elbow more frequently than they did last year, a new study claims. The report also suggested that “heavy drinking” among women has surged 41% as the coronavirus crisis continues.

On Tuesday, the RAND Corporation released a study in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, highlighting changes in alcohol consumption among adults in the U.S. amid the ongoing outbreak, as compared to 2019.

In a survey of 1,540 adults on the “nationally representative” RAND American Life Panel, participants were asked to compare their drinking habits from spring 2019 (late April to early June) with those this spring (late May to mid-June).

The report also suggested that "heavy drinking" among women has surged 41% as the coronavirus crisis continues.

The report also suggested that “heavy drinking” among women has surged 41% as the coronavirus crisis continues.
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BINGE DRINKERS MAY STRUGGLE TO FEEL EMPATHY, STUDY SAYS

According to the findings, overall alcohol consumption shot up 19% among adults

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To cope with pandemic stress, many women turned to alcohol, continuing a worrying trend

Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

The report, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, found that deaths from alcohol use increased by 43 percent from 2006 to 2018.

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The findings, which don’t include data from this year, come as other research highlights how drinking remains a problem for many in the U.S., particularly among women.

Indeed, the CDC report found that the impact was greatest on women. “While rates were higher for males than females for each year,” the study authors wrote, “the rate of change was greater for females.”

The report didn’t give reasons for the increase among women, but it suggested that women living far outside city limits may have been more at risk. “From 2000 through 2018, greater percentage increases in the rates

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To cope with pandemic stress, many women turned to alcohol

Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

The report, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, found that deaths from alcohol use increased by 43 percent from 2006 to 2018.

Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak

The findings, which don’t include data from this year, come as other research highlights how drinking remains a problem for many in the U.S., particularly among women.

Indeed, the CDC report found that the impact was greatest on women. “While rates were higher for males than females for each year,” the study authors wrote, “the rate of change was greater for females.”

The report didn’t give reasons for the increase among women, but it suggested that women living far outside city limits may have been more at risk. “From 2000 through 2018, greater percentage increases in the rates

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Alcohol consumption rising sharply during pandemic, especially among women

Joe Dinan felt an anxious pulse in his ears as he walked out of CVS and spotted the liquor store across the street. Having lost his job during the pandemic, he’d had plenty of time to run errands. But he couldn’t shake how hopeless he felt, marooned from his own sense of purpose. And the liquor store was right where he’d left it. A small bottle of vodka won out over his recovery.

In the age of pandemic, uncertainty lingers in the air. Now, new data shows that during the COVID-19 crisis, American adults have sharply increased their consumption of alcohol, drinking on more days per month, and to greater excess. Heavy drinking among women especially has soared.

The study, released Tuesday by the RAND corporation and supported by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), compared adults’ drinking habits from 2019 to now. Surveying 1,540 adults across

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