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25 July
Drinking in cold weather may cause alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, finds study
By Rachael

Drinking in cold weather may cause alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, finds study

It is a popular notion that alcohol keeps the body warm and as a result, it is widely consumed during colder climates. St. Bernard dogs with their little barrels of brandy tied to their collar rescuing stranded travelers freezing in bone-chilling temperature was once a common sight in the Swiss Alps. However, science has proven […]

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23 June
Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study
By Rachael

Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study

Defying every social stigma and taboo, alcohol, today, has become an intrinsic part of culture in many countries. Factors like easy availability and wide acceptability have given an uninterrupted access to alcohol to millions of people, irrespective of their age, gender, race, social status, etc. This has further reduced the minimum drinking age, with more […]

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12 June
Determining the repercussions of vitamin B1 deficiency among chronic drinkers
By Rachael

Determining the repercussions of vitamin B1 deficiency among chronic drinkers

Vitamin B1 is usually prescribed when treating people afflicted with alcoholism, particularly during the withdrawal period. The levels of the essential nutrient thiamine in the blood of people who are alcohol dependent are very low compared to those with no history of alcohol abuse. In fact, vitamin B1 deficiency is one of the risk factors […]

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16 May
Why women drink?
By Rachael

Why women drink?

I didn’t get drunk, but I liked how the wine took the edge off my day … if the alcohol failed to take away the sadness, it made the feeling blurrier,” said Helen, the principal protagonist of the novel, “Under the Influence,” written by the bestselling author Joyce Maynard. It is a fact that women […]

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05 May
Alcohol: Major contributor to cancer mortality
By Rachael

Alcohol: Major contributor to cancer mortality

Many researchers have highlighted based on a growing number of evidences that there is a direct association between cancer and alcohol consumption. In fact, it is a matter of concern to note that the consumption of even low to moderate amounts of alcohol increases the risk of cancer. According to the Report on Carcinogens by […]

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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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24 April
Alcohol Awareness Month: Acculturation and alcoholism among Latinos
By Rachael

Alcohol Awareness Month: Acculturation and alcoholism among Latinos

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) conceptualized Alcohol Awareness Month (AAM) in April 1987 to highlight issues related to alcoholism, including its causes, treatment and recovery. Every year in April, the NCADD, through its National Network of Affiliates and other support groups, focuses on addressing issues related to alcohol abuse in the […]

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11 April
Excessive drinking during adolescence may reduce brain’s grey matter, says study
By Rachael

Excessive drinking during adolescence may reduce brain’s grey matter, says study

Alcohol is one of the most addictive substances that has severely affected Americans in the last decade. Despite the physicians and agencies at the federal level condemning its regular consumption, the culture of drinking is prevalent in roughly 86 percent of the adult population as noted in the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and […]

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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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28 March
Change in gender roles might be pushing women toward alcohol, says study
By Rachael

Change in gender roles might be pushing women toward alcohol, says study

Alcohol has always been linked to men, but lately, it has been gaining popularity among women too. According to the common perception, the prevalence of drinking along with associated adverse effects are limited to men, and women are believed to consume alcohol at a much lower level. But a recent study will help change the […]

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