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Should You Drink Alcohol To Live Longer? Studies Show Risks Of Booze May Outweigh Benefits.

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

Drinking Alcohol Helps Better Than Exercise If You Want To Live Past 90 Years Old

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

This New Drug May Reverse The Damaging Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain

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

1 In 20 US Kids May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

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

A Little Alcohol Is Good For 'Cleaning' The Brain: Study

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

Can Giving Alcohol To Your Teens Teach Them To Drink Responsibly?

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

Alcohol Consumption Increases Cancer Risks, Damages DNA: Study

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 Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

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

Alcohol And Cancer: Even Moderate Drinking Can Increase Your Risk

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

Can Pregnant Women Drink Low Amounts Of Alcohol? Maybe, But Maybe Not

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

Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning

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

Drinking Alcohol After Studying Can Improve Memory: Study

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

Even Moderate Drinking Can Damage The Brain: Study

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

Mean Or Funny Drunk? Study Says Alcohol Doesn’t Change Your Personality Much

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

Bombay Sapphire Recall: Gin Contains Nearly Double The Advertised Amount Of Alcohol

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

Climate Linked To More Drinking, Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

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

Heavy Alcohol Drinking During Adolescence Alters Electrical Activity In The Brain

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

Alcohol Poisoning In Russia: Dozens Die After Drinking Lotion Containing Toxic Methanol

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

Drug Abuse, Alcohol And Cigarette Use Down In US Teens: NIH Survey

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

Addiction Is A Chronic Illness: US Surgeon General Report

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

A Few Drinks Do Make You Feel Better: Researchers Found Alcohol Acts Like Rapid Antidepressants

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

Hangover-Free Alcohol? 'Alcosynth' May Someday Replace Normal Liquor

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

Animal Study Reveals Alcohol Dependence Can Be Reversed

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

Alchohol Can Actually Cause Cancer — 7 Kinds In Fact

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 Try To Quit Smoking Also Likely To Drink Less Alcohol: Study

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

Primates Enjoy Booze: Can It Hint At The Roots Of Alcoholism?

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

South Korean Convenience Store Launches Ice Cream That Cures Hangovers

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-Aging Gin Claims To Make You Look Younger: How It's Supposed To Work

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

Bacon And Alcohol Up Stomach Cancer Risk

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

Drinking More Coffee Daily May Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease: Study

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 Is A Standard Drink? That Depends Where You Are

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

Deadly Combo: Simultaneous Cocaine And Alcohol Use Ups Risk Of Committing Suicide

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

Powdered Booze Compound May Dissolve Cholesterol Crystals That Clog Arteries

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

Benefits Of Drinking Alcohol Regularly Overrated: Study

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

Drinking Alcohol Enhances Levels Of Breast Cancer Causing Gene

Alcohol intake can increase the risk of breast cancer. It enhances the levels of a cancer-causing gene, BRAF.

Life March 17, 2016

Risk For Stroke, Heart Attacks Double Within An Hour Of Alcohol Consumption

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

Here Are The Five Most Addictive Substances On Earth

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

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy Affects Multiple Generations: Study

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

Smoking Marijuana Gateway To Alcohol Addiction, Abuse Of Other Drugs

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 Allows Gut Bacteria To Inflitrate Liver: Study

Alcohol is known to damage liver cells. A new study suggests another mechanism that contributes to alcohol causing liver disease.

Life February 12, 2016

Mandatory Abstinence For Alcohol-Involved Offenders May Cut Crimes, Save Lives

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

Alcohol Drinking Problem, Depression Prevalent Among American Lawyers

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

CDC Tells Young Women To Stop Drinking If Not Using Birth Control

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

About 3.3 Million Women At Risk For Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy: CDC

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

Nearly 70 Percent Of Alcohol Sold In UK Purchased By Problem Drinkers

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

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