Four Loko continues to wreak havoc among young drinkers

Supersized alcopops pose unique risks to young drinkers, despite new serving size labels mandated by the Federal Trade Commission. Two new studies led by Dr. Matthew Rossheim at George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services examine the issue. Supersized alcopops—such as Four Loko—are sugar-sweetened beverages with as much as 14% alcohol-by-volume (abv) or […]

Dog ownership associated with longer life, especially among heart attack and stroke survivors

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. “The findings in these two well-done studies and analyses build […]