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Excessive alcohol consumption may damage skin, women at a greater risk

Excessive alcohol consumption may damage skin, women at a greater risk

We all know consuming alcohol is harmful, as it may lead to liver damage, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, impairment of cognitive skills, development of mental disorders, etc. However, very few of us are aware of its effect on skin. Experts have now found that being a depressant alcohol worsens the pre-existing skin conditions and increases vulnerability to more skin-related problems, especially among women. (more…)

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Early exposure to alcohol prevalent among white children of well-educated parents

Early exposure to alcohol prevalent among white children of well-educated parents

It is a well-known fact that alcoholism is a severe illness that damages an individual’s physical and mental health. However, due to easy accessibility and low costs, many people around the world have already become severely addicted to this substance. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 136.7 million Americans aged 12 or older were the current alcohol users in 2016. The menace of alcoholism has spread across populations of every age in the U.S., including youngsters. In 2016, about one in five adolescents aged 12 to 20 consumed alcohol. (more…)

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Alcohol cardiomyopathy

Alcohol cardiomyopathy

Alcohol cardiomyopathy is a disorder caused by chronic consumption of alcohol. Long-term drinking leads to weakening of the heart muscles affecting its efficiency to pump blood to different organs of the body. As a result, the heart starts expanding to accommodate the extra blood and gets thin. Over a period, due to the excessive strain, the blood vessels and heart muscles get damaged causing dysregulated circulation. This can lead to heart failure or other life-threatening disorders. (more…)

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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 at 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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