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No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Researchers discourage drinking any amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy. Teens exposed to alcohol in the womb tend to have connectivity issues in brain that have also been been identified in people with depression, autism and schizophrenia.

Public Health April 28, 2019

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Healthy At All, New Study Suggests

Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2019

Study Takes On 'Beer Before Wine' Drinking Myth

Will drinking wine before beer, as a popular age-old adage suggests, ease next day's hangover? A total of 90 people participated in a study that involves heavy drinking for science.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2019

Indulging In Alcohol Can Trigger DNA Change That Leads To Craving Even More Alcohol

Researchers found that heavy drinkers have altered their DNA. They hope that the new findings could one day help develop a treatment for excessive drinking, which continues to kill millions around the world.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2019

Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep At Night Raises Your Risk For Heart Disease

Sleeping less than six hours at night may raise risk for atherosclerosis, which is linked to stroke and heart attack. Is it a good idea to drink alcohol to get longer and quality sleep?

Public Health January 14, 2019

'Dry January' Can Help People Control Alcohol Intake For The Rest Of The Year, Says Study

Start the new year by participating in a campaign that encourages people to reduce their alcohol consumption. Those who joined last year's Dry January reported improved health and better control of their drinking throughout 2018.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2019

Coffee And Alcohol Could Help People Live Past 90 Says Study

Drinking two cups of coffee every day significantly decreased the risk of early mortality for people who participated in a recent study. Those who drank moderate amounts of beer and wine also lived a longer life than those who abstained.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2018

New Guidelines Want Doctors To Screen Adults For Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommended that adults above the age of 18 should have 'drinking checkups' whenever they visit their doctors. Patients who go above the daily and weekly recommended limit will be given brief counseling to aid in reducing their alcohol intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2018

How To Stay Alchohol-Free This Coming 'Sober October'

For 'Sober October,' people are encouraged to quit drinking for 31 days for charity and to reduce health risks associated with alcohol. Here are three ways to help make abstaining for one whole month easier.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 18, 2018

How Long Do Hangovers Last? Apparently, Longer Than You Think

Hangovers last longer than most people think, according to researchers from the University of Bath. Even if there is little to no alcohol left in a person's bloodstream, there remain negative cognitive effects such as impaired psychomotor speed and memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 27, 2018

Global Study Confirms There Is No Such Thing As Safe Alcohol

A new study revealed that alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Even moderate drinking of any kind of liquor, including beer or wine, increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 24, 2018

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Alcohol Addiction Is Hard To Beat

A team of researchers from Sweden claimed to have found the reason why some are addicted to alcohol. The team suggested that the low levels of protein in the brain is the reason why alcoholics can't quit.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2018

Iron Age Swedes Brewed Beer For Large-Scale Mass Production

Researchers discovered new evidence that the Swedish had been making beer for large-scale productions since the Iron Age. The findings were made in Uppakra, an important economic, political, and religious center at the time.

Ancient June 21, 2018

Study Reveals How Much Daily Alcohol Consumption Is Healthy To Reduce Cancer And Death Risk

A new study revealed the amount of daily alcohol intake that people should consider in the course of their lifetime. The study examined the combined risk of cancer and dying, and alcohol consumption among older adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Drinking Alcohol Moderately Can Help Strengthen The Heart

Researchers suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation can possibly strengthen the heart. The study showed that a certain amount of alcohol can help prepare the heart deal with stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

NIH Shuts Down Controversial Study About The Benefits Of Moderate Drinking

The National Institutes of Health have shut down a controversial study that was going to tout the benefits of moderate drinking. Funding of the study was going to come from companies in the alcoholic beverage industry.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Heavy Drinking Could Play A Role In Increasing Alzheimer’s Disease

A research team from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that heavy drinking could be a significant problem for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The team focused on the effects alcohol had on microglial cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018

More Drivers Killed From Fatal Car Crashes Are Testing Positive For Marijuana And Opioids

New statistics show that more fatal car crashes are being caused by drugs, marijuana, and opioids. A 2016 statistics showed that at least 44 percent of drivers who died in crashes had some trace of drug in their system.

May 31, 2018

Aerobic Exercising Can Help Treat Addictions To Alcohol And Drugs, A New Study Suggests

A new study shows that aerobic exercising can help combat a person's addiction to drugs and alcohol. This particular exercise also helps reduce stress and depression as well as many physical health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Reducing Alcohol, Red Meat, Sugary Drinks From Diet Can Lower Cancer Risk

The World Cancer Research Fund released a new set of recommendations for cancer prevention. It encouraged people to reduce or eliminate consumption of red meat and sugar-sweetened drinks, along with changing their diet and lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Drunk Mice Given 'Hangover' Pill And The Results Show Promise, Researchers Suggest

A team of researchers at UCLA have created a 'hangover' pill that could cure hangovers. The team tested the pill on mice that were also given alcohol prior to the test.

Medicine May 11, 2018

Alcohol And Tobacco Attribute To More Deaths Worldwide Than Illegal Drugs, New Study Suggests

According to a new study, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco is more deadly than using any illegal drugs. Alcohol and tobacco contributed to more deaths worldwide than opioids and prescription drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Alcohol May Increase Strains Of Bad Mouth Bacteria: Here Are Long-Term Effects Of Alcohol On The Body

Heavy drinkers tend to have an overabundance of bad mouth bacteria linked to increased risk for gum disease and cancer. Drinking alcohol may also cause permanent damage to the brain and body.

Public Health April 26, 2018

Alcohol Drinkers Have More Bad Bacteria In Their Mouths, According To New Study

There’s a link that connects regular alcohol consumption to bad oral bacterial health, a new study claims. This in turn might lead to not only gum disease but also cancer and heart complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018

Binge Drinkers Have An Average Of 7 Drinks At One Time, According To CDC Study

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that people who binge drink have an average of 7 drinks at a time. To be considered a binge drinker, people need to drink 5 or more drinks at a time.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Analysis Ranks America's Alcohol Consumption By State: Which State Is The Booziest?

Which state in America has the most heavy drinkers? The CDC tracks Americans' drinking habits and data shows which states have a lot of excessive alcohol drinkers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2018

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

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