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Even moderate drinking can be bad for the brain

Even moderate drinking can be bad for the brain

Classified as a sedative substance, alcohol is known to depress the central nervous system (CNS) at higher doses and induce the feeling of euphoria at lower doses. Despite the severe consequences, alcohol is one of the most celebrated and popular substance of choice for all age groups. Regular drinking can lead to a range of paralyzing health issues, such as drowsiness, respiratory depression, memory loss, blackouts, hypertension, heart attack, stroke and even death in life-threatening situations. (more…)

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Alcohol consumption linked to 7 types of cancer, says study

Alcohol consumption linked to 7 types of cancer, says study

For centuries, alcoholic beverages have been an indispensable part of many cultures. However, given its health implications, continued alcohol abuse has been responsible for a significant economic and social burden. Even moderate drinking is associated with serious health consequences, like cirrhosis and cancers. Heavy drinking is responsible for psychological damage, leading to conditions such as paranoia, depression and psychosis. (more…)

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Repercussions of excessive drinking on workplace

Repercussions of excessive drinking at workplace

Considered as a major stress-buster, alcohol has become a chill pill for many people. The imbalance between the myriad responsibilities at the workplace and the daily tasks of household responsibilities often take a toll on a person’s mental health. Under such circumstances, alcohol acts as an elixir that calms a person’s agitated mind and triggers feelings of gratification. (more…)

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Why we must take alcohol abuse by teens seriously

Why we must take alcohol abuse by teens seriously

Globally, Easy accessibility and legal status of alcohol has led to the feeling that alcohol is less dangerous compared to other substances. However, the fact of the matter is that alcohol is as fatal as any addictive drug. This misconception has led to a massive rise in the menace of alcoholism, particularly among the youth. Moreover, the rise in alcohol use has led to serious issues related to health that affects the individual, society, economy, etc. Alcohol use by teenagers has become a public health issue in the United States. (more…)

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Activated charcoal: A lucky charm against hangover

Activated charcoal: A lucky charm against hangover

Alcohol is a widely accepted celebration drink in almost every culture. In fact, numerous archaeological records have highlighted the use of alcohol in feasts, celebrations and rituals during ancient times. In such circumstances, it becomes almost impossible for anyone to escape from drinking. This propels people to try finding out effective solutions that can prove to be their lucky charm against drinking. While some end up as nothing more than mere deceptive methods, some turn out to be effective long-lasting remedies. (more…)

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3 debilitating effects of alcohol on female hormones

3 debilitating effects of alcohol on female hormones

The lead female protagonist of the series “Sex and the City,” Carrie Bradshaw, took the American fashion statement to an altogether different height in the 90s through her obsession with Monolas Blahnik heels and Fendi handbags. Immaculately draped in Chanel dresses, she resonated with many American single women, with oodles of confidence and style. Carrie, however, was also seen sipping Cosmopolitan, a pink colored cocktail through all the seasons which tempted woman fans to raise a toast every time they met a friend, or during a PMS, or a breakup/hook up. Cosmopolitan was a permanent fixture of this series and as a result, every other girl started feeling a part of the glamor world by ordering a Cosmo. (more…)

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Children becoming victims of drivers under alcohol and marijuana influence

Children becoming victims of drivers under alcohol and marijuana influence

It is unfortunate that every day 28 Americans lose their lives to motor vehicle crashes (amounting to one death every 51 minutes) involving an alcohol-impaired driver, as estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Moreover, 16 percent of the total traffic deaths among children up to the age of 14 in 2015 involved an alcohol-impaired driver. In the same year, there were 111 million self-reported cases of driving under the influence of alcohol. (more…)

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Why web-based programs are better choices for alcohol addiction treatment for students

Why web-based programs are better choices for alcohol addiction treatment for students

Americans are drinking more than they used to, it emerged recently in a study published in the JAMA Psychiatry. However, despite the disturbing trend, the good news is that adolescents are binge drinking less than they used to, says a comparatively older study published in the journal Pediatrics. But if the drinking continues in any age group, it is bound to be followed by the younger ones across the communities. (more…)

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Adverse effects of alcopops on young adults

Adverse effects of alcopops on young adults

Alcopops are sweet carbonated alcoholic drinks that are primarily meant for adolescents. Also known as flavored alcoholic beverage, flavored malt beverage, or premium packaged spirits, alcopops are beverages containing alcohol along with certain flavorings like fruit extracts or other alcoholic beverages. Apparently, as most teens and women did not like the bland taste of alcohol and beer, popular alcohol brands marketed them as readily available and tasty alcoholic drinks, under the guise of fizz and sweetness. (more…)

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