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03 May
Deadly bacterial infections linked to heavy drinking, finds study
By Rachael

Deadly bacterial infections linked to heavy drinking, finds study

Heavy drinking is responsible for a number of disorders. From harming the liver and causing irreparable damage to the pancreas, heavy drinking is also responsible for increasing the heart rate, a condition commonly known as atrial fibrillation. Heavy drinking over a prolonged period makes the body vulnerable to a slew of infections. As a result, […]

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04 April
Brain chemistry behind link between stress and excessive drinking, finds study
By Rachael

Brain chemistry behind link between stress and excessive drinking, finds study

One can feel stressed due to myriad reasons and the method of handling stress varies from person to person. Many a times, people take to drinking to overcome stress, though the brain chemistry interlinking stress and alcohol is not known yet. A group of scientists recently suggested that a detailed investigation of the brain chemistry […]

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20 March
Discussing alcohol– Part 4: Genes and compulsive drinking
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol– Part 4: Genes and compulsive drinking

Better understanding of genetics has given a boost to the medicine and biotechnology sector. From toying with stem grafts to discovering specific genes associated with heart diseases, the impact of genetics is indispensable for the understanding of laws that govern the human body.

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20 March
Alcohol intake associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma, finds study
By Rachael

Alcohol intake associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma, finds study

Compared to the extent of harm caused by alcohol on a person, the merriment and wonders brought on by alcohol into people’s lives is almost nothing. As an independent risk factor, drinking diminishes rational thinking and toxifies important organs without which an individual cannot sustain for long.  

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16 March
Screening essential to determine treatment among heavy drinkers
By Rachael

Screening essential to determine treatment among heavy drinkers

“Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness.” ― Oscar Wilde The above quote certainly highlights that irrespective of the amount of alcohol one consumes, drinking in all circumstances is dangerous and harmful. However, overindulgence in drinking in all circumstances elevates the risk of developing alcohol-related complications. Moreover, it impedes the […]

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27 February
Discussing alcohol – Part 2: Alcohol-medications interplay can be risky for older adults
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol – Part 2: Alcohol-medications interplay can be risky for older adults

The warning and instructions on medicine packages usually direct the user how to take the drugs, about its effects and to consult a doctor before using it. It also warns about the risks of mixing the medication with alcohol. Some medications, when mixed with alcohol, can cause sleepiness, drowsiness or lightheadedness. In other cases, alcohol […]

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22 February
Heavy drinking can cause premature death in men: Study
By Rachael

Heavy drinking can cause premature death in men: Study

Overconsumption of alcohol is known to impact the human body adversely, sometimes even lethally. Long-term effects of alcohol abuse range from permanent liver damage to a much higher chance of developing certain types of cancers. The study conducted by Dr. William Alex Pridemore, dean and professor, School of Criminal Justice at University at Albany – […]

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13 February
Misperception about body image can trigger alcohol use among teenage girls
By Rachael

Misperception about body image can trigger alcohol use among teenage girls

More and more adolescents, especially teen girls, are falling prey to alcohol abuse in the United States. Alcohol is the most commonly misused substance among adolescents in the country. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in 2014, 8.7 million young people aged between 12 and 20 years reported drinking alcohol […]

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10 February
Discussing alcohol – Part 1: Drinking in college
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol – Part 1: Drinking in college

Almost every adolescent and young adult in the United States look forward to casting off the yoke of school life and starting a new beginning in the confines of their respective colleges. College life is synonymous with becoming independent and discovering one’s identity. Moreover, the luster of meeting new people and partying are some other […]

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19 January
Alcoholic hepatitis can scar you and scare too
By Rachael

Alcoholic hepatitis can scar you and scare too

Alcohol addiction is the most commonly fought mental health condition everywhere in the world. Millions of people are affected directly or indirectly by the dreadful consequences of this vice. Even kids and teens are getting drawn into the dark abyss. It can literally make one pay with his or her life.

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