New Year’s Eve is the holiday that prompts people to drink the most. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reflect upon the changes we’d like to see in our lives. If you think you could improve your life (and who doesn’t?), it’s an opportunity to start fresh and break the patterns that have held you back in the past year. To start off right, it’s a good idea to give some thought to how you’re going to ring in the new year. So why not start with abstaining from alcohol

Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception

Drinking alcohol three months before pregnancy or during the first trimester was associated with a 44% raised risk of congenital heart disease for fathers and 16% for mothers, compared to not drinking. Binge drinking, defined as five or more drinks per sitting, was related to a 52% higher likelihood of these birth defects for men […]

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New Year’s Eve is the holiday that prompts people to drink the most. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reflect upon the changes we’d like to see in our lives. If you think you could improve your life (and who doesn’t?), it’s an opportunity to start fresh and break the patterns that have held you back in the past year. To start off right, it’s a good idea to give some thought to how you’re going to ring in the new year. So why not start with abstaining from alcohol

One in 10 older adults binge drinks, reveals study

Excessive alcohol consumption is not safe for a person at any age, but it is particularly dangerous for older adults. And according to a study published this week, about one in 10 older adults is considered a binge drinker. “Binge drinking, even episodically or infrequently, may negatively affect other health conditions by exacerbating disease, interacting […]

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Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle it

The top portion of the heart doesn’t beat in conjunction with the bottom portion of the heart; and the heart beats irregularly. For some people, the condition is temporary, but others might need to be electrically or with medicine converted back to a normal heart rhythm. In either case, it is important to be able […]

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Follow these 5 simple habits which can help increase your life expectancy

At an average of 79.3 years, Americans have a shorter life expectancy when compared to other high-income nations. But new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston has outlined healthy lifestyle factors that may be able to increase this figure. Adhering to those five lifestyle factors at age 50, compared […]

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Alcohol addiction: Warning signs to look out for

Here are certain warning signs of problem drinking or alcoholism which needs treatment: An inability to control alcohol intake after starting to drink Obsessing about alcohol (i.e., when is next time the person can drink, how they are going to get alcohol, who they’re going to go out drinking with) Behaving in ways, while drunk, […]

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New Year’s Eve is the holiday that prompts people to drink the most. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reflect upon the changes we’d like to see in our lives. If you think you could improve your life (and who doesn’t?), it’s an opportunity to start fresh and break the patterns that have held you back in the past year. To start off right, it’s a good idea to give some thought to how you’re going to ring in the new year. So why not start with abstaining from alcohol

Binging on alcohol harmful can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

Researchers have a new warning for alcoholics. They have found that drinking lot of alcohol in short time has the potential to upset your heart rhythm. In a field experiment conducted in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich’s famous annual Oktoberfest, the researchers found that the odds of heart arrhythmia increased along with rise in […]

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