But a fresh study suggests the ones with a drinking problem may be the surgeons.

The analysis found increased odds of alcohol abuse or dependence among surgeons who got made a significant medical mistake in the previous 90 days, had been burned out or depressed. Researchers describe these states as the emotional exhaustion and depersonalization domains of burnout. Some surgeons had been less likely to be alcoholics, the study found. Surgeons who were male, have children, work long hours, were more likely to end up being on contact, or work for the Section of Veterans Affairs were found to have a lower odds of alcohol misuse. Dr. Edward Livingston, a professor of medical procedures at the University of Texas Southwestern INFIRMARY in Dallas, wrote within an accompanying editorial that people shouldn’t interpret too much from this study’s findings.When similar issues have been addressed with elementary school students, improvements were seen in academic performance, behavior and retention of knowledge. Related StoriesPoverty and parenting style predict childhood obesityTwo Duke weight problems experts' content appear in the November problem of Wellness AffairsSmall subtype of immune cells appears to prevent obesity But these problems have received any attention in the 19-24 year old scarcely, young-adult demographic that predominates in university, the researchers said.