The 90+ Study involving 14,000 seniors showed a link between drinking alcohol and longevity. Earlier studies, however, suggested that drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause adverse health effects.
Public Health February 23, 2018
According to the findings of a long-term study, drinking alcohol helps more than exercise in living past 90 years old. The study also found that hobbies, coffee, and being a bit overweight contribute to a longer life.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2018
Tandospirone is already used as a treatment for depression and anxiety in Japan and China. Now, researchers who conducted animal studies found it may also help reverse the effects of heavy alcohol use on the brain.
Public Health February 9, 2018
Up to one in 20 children in the United States may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which is caused by prenatal drinking. What is the safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy?
Public Health February 7, 2018
Fancy having a drink or two at the end of the day? A new study shows that low alcohol consumption could help improve the brain's waste removal process.
Neuroscience February 2, 2018
Many parents give alcohol to their teenagers in the hope that this would teach them alcohol responsibility. Researchers followed nearly 2,000 teenagers to find out if the practice can indeed protect kids from binge drinking.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2018
Yet another study was able to link alcohol consumption to cancer. Apparently, drinking alcoholic beverages causes some level of DNA damage in stem cells, increasing cancer risks.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2018
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to potentially deadly health effects such as alcohol poisoning. Here are the other health risks associated with drinking these caffeinated energy boosters.
Public Health November 17, 2017
Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2017
Researchers aim to determine whether or not light drinking is safe for pregnant women, including how much is fine. However, the consensus is still to avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2017
Drinking the trendy cocktail drink Moscow mule in copper mug may result in food poisoning marked by diarrhea and yellowing of the skin. Here's why copper and alcoholic beverage should not mix.
Public Health August 9, 2017
Consuming alcohol after learning something new appears to boost the brain's ability to retain information. Researchers also found that drinking more alcohol is linked to greater enhancement of the memory.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2017
Moderate drinkers who consume between 14 and 21 units of alcohol per week still have higher risk for a type of brain damage compared with teetotalers. What does this say about drinking limit guidelines?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2017
Drinkers may find that their sober and drunk selves are a far cry from each other, but a study has found that observers don't actually see much difference in one's drunk personality. The findings are hoped to assist in new ways for alcohol intervention.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2017
Bacardi issues a nationwide recall for Bombay Sapphire in Canada after discovering incorrect alcohol content. The company urges consumers to throw out or return bottles from the affected batch.
Public Health May 5, 2017
Cold climate with poor sunshine drives up craving for alcoholic drinks and escalates liver cirrhosis in people, according to an international study. The urge for alcohol stems from the misleading perception that a drink adds more warmth.
Public Health April 24, 2017
The harmful effects of heavy alcohol use on adolescents, which include changes in the electrical activity of the brain, have been highlighted in a new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017
Dozens of people in Russia died after drinking lotion with toxic alcohol. Although the bottles have a warning stating that they are not intended for internal use, the contents were still consumed like alcohol.
Public Health December 19, 2016
According to a new report, the rates of drug abuse have significantly decreased among high school seniors in the United States. The declining trend began approximately a decade ago and it has hit new lows in 2016.
Public Health December 14, 2016
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that addiction should not be treated as a character flaw. He said that substance abuse should be viewed and approached as a chronic illness such as cancer and heart disease.
Public Health November 17, 2016
Researchers compared the short-term effects of alcohol with those of antidepressants and found that the biochemical pathways of both stimuli are the same. This means so are the behavioral effects and changes in attitude brought about by the two.
Neuroscience October 4, 2016
A British scientist claims to have designed a non-toxic synthetic alcohol that mimics the effects of normal liquor without the hangover. Advocates believe such a drink would be beneficial to public health.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 24, 2016
Turning off alcohol-linked neurons in the rats' brains was found to reverse alcohol dependence in the animals. The animals did not show unwanted symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016
In the latest entry in the long-running alcohol-and-health discussion, a recent study has linked the consumption of alcohol to seven different types of cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2016
Smokers who want to reduce their alcohol intake should consider quitting smoking first. Those who attempted to quit smoking cigarettes are likely to reduce their alcohol consumption.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2016
Two monkey-like primate species appear to enjoy drinking 'booze' in the jungle, a new study revealed. The findings may help scientists pinpoint the roots of alcoholism or too much alcohol consumption in humans.
Animals July 21, 2016
A convenience store in South Korea has launched Gyeondyo-bar, an ice cream that the store owners claim can help cure hangover. Does it work?
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016
Anti-aGin is an alcoholic drink that claims to protect your skin from wrinkles and keep you looking young. What's behind its anti-aging formula?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016
A new study found that eating processed food like bacon, drinking alcoholic drinks and being overweight may increase the risk of stomach cancer. For every 50 grams of processed meat eaten each day, the risk increases by 18 percent.
Life April 21, 2016
Coffee might be strong enough to protect you from fatty liver diseases, reveals a recent study. The findings were presented at the International Liver Congress in Barcelona by the research team.
Life April 14, 2016
What really constitutes a standard drink? Researchers revealed that only 37 countries follow a certain guideline on what a standard drink is, and unfortunately, they widely vary from each other.
Life April 14, 2016
Research showed that simultaneous use of cocaine and alcohol can increase risk of commiting suicide. It also revealed that women are most likely to be involved in suicide attempts but not in substance abuse.
Life April 13, 2016
A compound in powdered booze can help dissolve cholesterol crystals in the arteries. The accidental discovery can lead to new methods in treating atherosclerosis, which is one of the most common causes of death around the world.
Life April 11, 2016
Most alcohol consumers justify that as long as they are consuming alcohol in moderation, their health is not at risk. This is largely because of several studies that say moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial.
Life March 23, 2016
Alcohol intake can increase the risk of breast cancer. It enhances the levels of a cancer-causing gene, BRAF.
Life March 17, 2016
A new study has found that alcohol consumption doubles the risk of strokes and heart attacks within hours. Researchers have found that the effects of alcohol vary on the amount of intake and time.
Life March 7, 2016
In a study, researchers have listed the top five most addictive substances in the planet. The deadly heroin tops the list.
Life March 6, 2016
Pregnant women who drink alcohol may pass alcohol-related behaviors to multiple generations. A new study found that alcoholism may be passed even to children without direct exposure to alcohol.
Life February 25, 2016
Two new studies showed a link between marijuana use, alcohol use disorder and and abuse of other drugs. Researchers said policymakers in states where cannabis is legal should consider these risks.
Life February 22, 2016
Alcohol is known to damage liver cells. A new study suggests another mechanism that contributes to alcohol causing liver disease.
Life February 12, 2016
A new study found that the 24/7 Sobriety Program that piloted in South Dakota appeared to reduce deaths. Drunk drivers and related offenders enrolled in the program are subjected to regular breathalyzer tests and alcohol monitoring.
Life February 10, 2016
One in three American lawyers have alcohol drinking problems and many suffer from depression and anxiety. Problem drinking in this profession could be a reflection of stress and cultural norms in the highly competitive field.
Life February 8, 2016
The CDC recommended that young women who are not using birth control should stop drinking alcohol. Women may unknowingly become pregnant and continue to drink, thus putting babies at serious health risks.
Life February 4, 2016
More than 3 million women are at risk of exposing their developing babies to alcohol. Most women do not know that they are pregnant in the first weeks of pregnancy and chances are, they might be drinking alcohol.
Life February 3, 2016
Majority of UK's alcohol sales come from problem drinkers. Alcohol consumption among the heaviest drinkers are so high, it makes nearly 70 percent of total sales.
Life January 25, 2016