Study: 1 in 10 working age deaths related to alcohol

Alcohol accounts for one in 10 working-age deaths nationwide, mostly men, and cuts lives short by as many as three decades, federal health officials reported. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Alcohol accounts for one in 10 working-age deaths nationwide, mostly men, and cuts lives short by as many as three decades, federal health officials reported. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control finds that alcohol accounts for one in 10 working age deaths nationwide.

Binge-drinking, partying, frequent cocktails and drinking alone all have played into the complicated mosaic that defines Americans’ relationship with alcohol.

Dr Robert Brewer, co-author of the study and head of the alcohol program for the National Centers for Disease Control, came on Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to discuss the study’s findings and elaborate on it’s dangerous implications.

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30 percent of the world is now fat, no country fit to fight battle of the bulge

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Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

Hofstra University professor of nutrition Paola Puig sheds a light on how 2 billion people worldwide are losing the battle of the bulge.

Hofstra set to make SAT/ACT optional starting in 2015

Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Image courtesy of Hofstra University.

Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Image courtesy of Hofstra University.

Hofstra University is joining the growing ranks of campuses across the country that are making the SAT and ACT optional, rather than requiring students to submit scores from those admissions tests when they apply.

The school’s admissions officials will continue to focus on students’ high school academic records, as they have in the past.

The university came to this decision after several years of discussions among admissions officers, faculty and other campus officials.

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director at FairTest: National Center for Fair and Open Testing, was a part of these talks. He called in to Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to analyze what this decision means for future Hofstra students.