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Quitting alcohol proven to significantly boost mental health in women

Many people drink socially at, for instance, work functions or family events. Some of us may also relish having a glass of wine or beer with our dinner at the end of a long and tiring day. Numerous people fall into the categories of ‘light’ or ‘moderate’ drinkers. But is this habit harmless, or would […]

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Even moderate drinking by parents might impact kids, states study

A ‘substantial proportion’ of UK children live with parents who aren’t dependent on alcohol but who still drink at moderate levels, the study authors say. “We needed to understand the effect this drinking could have on children,” co-author Lucy Bryant of the Institute of Alcohol Studies in London. Bryant’s team surveyed 997 adults and 997 […]

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Here’s why being drunk is no excuse for bad behaviour, according to science

Many of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink the night before. And then suddenly, the memories vividly resurface Alcohol disinhibits us, making us say and do things that we’d otherwise keep under wraps. People will often drink to gain […]

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Over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol, reveals government survey

The minister also added that after alcohol, Indian people are found to be addicted to cannabis and opioids. The statistics submitted by the Union minister states that 3.1 crore people use cannabis and about 77 lakh people take opioids. The Union minister made this statement while replying to a debate on rising drug addiction among […]

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Scientists find missing link between heart attack and depression

Researchers already recognised the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health are so intimately related. What explains this link? Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom set out to […]

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Even moderate alcohol consumption is a risk factor for irregular heartbeat, warns study

Disturbing heart scans have revealed the damage regular drinking can inflict on the organ. Evidence already exists to show that consuming too much alcohol boosts your risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. And now scientists have found two glasses of wine a day is enough to damage the electrical signals which control the organ’s rhythm. […]

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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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Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Researchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

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