Tag: Alcohol Consumption

Forcing Smiles At Work Leads To Heavy Drinking, Study Finds

Can faking a smile for customers affect employees at work? A new study finds that it leads employees to engage in heavy drinking during their off hours.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2019

Drinking A Bottle Of Wine A Week Is Like Smoking 5 to 10 Cigarettes: Now What?

How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine? Scientists said that when it comes to cancer risk, a bottle of wine per week is just as dangerous as smoking five to 10 cigarettes.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019

Alcohol Use Responsible For 3 Million Deaths Each Year: WHO Report

According to WHO's latest report, 3 million deaths worldwide can be attributed to harmful alcohol use. Apart from the health consequences, it also brings social and economic costs to both the individual and the society.

Public Health September 22, 2018

Both Alcohol Abstinence And Heavy Drinking Linked To Raised Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers of a two-decade study found that both heavy drinking and abstaining from alcohol are linked to increased dementia risk. The study also highlights the importance of safe alcohol consumption to overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2018

Drunken Seagulls Found Lurching On Beaches: What Happens When Birds Consume Alcohol?

The number of drunken seagulls brought to an animal charity in the United Kingdom increased in the past two weeks. Authorities suspected that the birds might have consumed alcohol from the waste products of local breweries.

Animals July 7, 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

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

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

Is It Time To Rethink Alcohol Guidelines? Research Suggests New Threshold For Low-Risk Drinking, And It's Not That Much

A new study finds that even under the current national guidelines, such 'low-risk' consumption could still have dire health effects. Will lowering the limit to 100 grams of alcohol consumption per week help prevent such adverse health consequences?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2018

Human Stem Cell Treatment Helps 'Alcoholic Rats' Consume 90 Percent Less Booze

A recent study found that human stem cell treatment reduces alcohol abuse in rats. Testing of humans will be required in order for this potential cure to be widely available.

Medicine March 22, 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

Cut Down The Booze To Save Your Memory: Study Links Chronic Drinking To Early-Onset Dementia

A new study links alcohol use disorders to all types of dementia especially early-onset dementia. Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to cognitive decline and permanent brain damage.

Neuroscience February 21, 2018

Hot Tea May Increase Risk For Esophageal Cancer In Cigarette Smokers And Alcohol Drinkers

A study involving nearly 500,000 adults in China suggests that smokers and heavy drinkers who drink hot tea regularly may have increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. How can the hot beverage cause the potentially fatal disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Advisory Panel Recommends Reducing Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit To Prevent Traffic-Related Deaths

Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have been a problem in the United States since the early 1980s. As a solution, the National Academies advisory committee recommended policy reforms, including a reduced BAC limit.

Public Health January 17, 2018

Do You Have A Drinking Problem? This Online Tool Can Help You Find Out

If people think they have a drinking problem but they just aren’t sure, then they can now find out by using this new online tool called the Alcohol Treatment Navigator. The tool was created by the National Institute of Health.

Public Health January 11, 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

1 In 6 UK Parents Let Teens Drink Alcohol

New research finds that 17 percent of UK parents let their early adolescent children to consume alcohol. Experts see the need to re-educate parents on the potential dangers of drinking.

Public Health December 16, 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

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

Drinking Alcohol Regularly May Lower Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

A new study reveals that drinking alcohol three to four times a week in moderate amounts reduces the risk for diabetes. Is it too good to be true?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 29, 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

Moderate Drinking Can Reduce Risks Of Some Heart Conditions

A study revealed that alcohol consumption in moderation may lower the risk of developing some heart conditions. Researchers suggest that rather than starting to drink, people should instead adopt healthier lifestyles to mitigate heart failure risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Beware: Binge Drinking Can Trigger Holiday Heart Syndrome And Damage The Brain

Drinking during the holidays is normal, but drinking a little too much can cause a multitude of complications. Doctors warn about the effects of binge drinking on two vital organs: the heart and brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

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

There’s A Gene Responsible For How Much You Like To Drink Alcohol

A new study has found a connection between genes and our desire and predisposition to drink alcohol. The research could contribute to improving the alarming drinking rates, which could lead to health improvements in all former consumers.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 30, 2016

Teenage Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Function In Future Children

Binge drinking affects teen health today, but researchers have discovered that consuming alcohol in excess during adolescence may also have possible effects on the teens' future children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 15, 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

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

Want To Stop Drinking? Scientists Pinpoint Neurons That Could Prevent Alcoholism

A new study suggests that activating a certain 'no-go' type of neurons can help prevent a person from wanting to drink alcohol. The study may offer hope in reducing the prevalence of alcoholism.

Neuroscience July 8, 2016

'Drunkorexia' Trend More Common Than First Thought, More College Students Are Skipping Meals And Binging On Alcohol

Study finds that "drunkorexia," the meal-skipping and alcohol-binging trend, is more common than previously thought. It is more popular among young women in college who use extreme weight-loss or weight-control methods to make up for the anticipated calories from alcohol.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 4, 2016

Bigger Wine Glasses Urge People To Drink More

Pouring wine on a large glass may encourage heavier alcohol consumption. Researchers said that large glasses create a false perception of lesser consumption that leads to excessive drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2016

Facebook And Instagram Posts May Help Predict Those With Alcohol Drinking Problems

Those Facebook and Instagram posts could be strong indicators of an 'alcohol identity.' A new study found that social media posts about alcohol consumption are stronger predictors of booze problems compared with actual drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 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

Drink Spiking Is Prevalent Among US University Students: Study

Drink spiking is not a myth. In fact, students in U.S. universities often fall victim to drug lacing while out partying with friends.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

Alcohol Intervention Programs Unsuccessful On Fraternity, Sorority Members

Some kids are not all right. A study revealed that alcohol interventions among college fraternity and sorority members were unsuccessful in reducing alcohol consumption rates and its consequences.

Public Health May 21, 2016

Father's Drinking Behavior May Up Risk For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

If you've always wanted to be a father, better limit your alcohol intake as early as possible. A new report suggests a biological father's drinking behavior has negative impacts on his unborn children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016

Experts Call For Health Warnings As UK Men Drink 16 Pints Of Beer A Week

Experts are calling for health warnings as the number of UK men who consume alcohol remains high. Drinkaware research shows that most men consume about 16 pints of beer on a weekly basis.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2016

Teens Who Eat Plenty Of Fruits At Reduced Risk For Breast Cancer

It's time to load up on bananas, apples, oranges and grapes! Teenage girls who eat plenty of fruits have lower risks of developing breast cancer when they reach middle-age. Here's more reason why fruits are good for you.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016

Newborn Babies To Be Tested For Alcohol Over Concerns That Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Newborn babies were tested for alcohol molecules over concerns that mothers are drinking alcoholic beverages during their pregnancy. The researchers initially tested some fecal samples and found significant traces of alcohol molecules.

Public Health May 1, 2016

Certain Circuit In Your Brain Controls Your Alcohol Intake

Researchers have found that binge drinking is regulated by circuits in the brain. When these circuits in the specific brain regions are altered, alcohol binge drinking could be effectively controlled.

Neuroscience April 27, 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

American Airlines Co-Pilot Charged With Being Drunk Before Flight

An American Airlines co-pilot has been charged with a misdemeanor for being under the influence of alcohol before a flight. The arrest on Saturday resulted in the cancellation of the flight.

Society March 30, 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

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

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