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Energy drinks mask alcohol's effects and increase injury risk, finds study

22-06 Energy drinks mask alcohol’s effects and increase injury risk, finds study

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Energy drinks, the so-called lethargy busters and mood boosters, have more hazards than benefits. Although they may differ in volume and ingredients, at the end of the day, most of them are sweetened carbonated beverages, laced with high levels of caffeine and substances like guarana, taurine, glucuronolactone, ginseng, and B vitamins. While most of

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Management of moderate to severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms

19-06 Management of moderate to severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms

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With excessive drinking contributing to over 4,300 yearly deaths among the people aged below 21 years in the United States, alcohol is probably the most prevalent substance abuse among the youth, highlights the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), an estimated

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Latest fad in town: Alcohol blankets

09-06 Latest fad in town: Alcohol blankets

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Gone are the days when coats and body warmers were the most desirable to beat the chill. Students have now found a new way to ward off cold and keep themselves warm from bone piercing chill of winters. Alcohol blankets, also referred to as beer jackets, booze blankets and vodka veils are doing more than winter overcoats for them during a night out o

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Integrate reward-based therapy to tackle alcohol abuse

29-05 Integrate reward-based therapy to tackle alcohol abuse

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One of the troubling facts about alcohol is that people who indulge in drinking are likely to have difficulty in controlling their impulses and emotions. As a result, they are likely to make alcohol abuse a habit at an early age. The short- and long-term impacts of alcohol have been linked with numerous risky unintentional and intentional consequenc

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5 tips to rein in excessive drinking

19-05 5 tips to rein in excessive drinking

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Alcohol has always been at the center of controversy. It can have myriad effects on the body and mind due to various factors, such as duration of drinking, quantity of alcohol consumed, intensity, whether alcohol is mixed with other drugs, age, gender and body weight. Like other substances, the effects of alcohol too vary from person to person. (mor

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‘Drunkorexia’ and other drinking practices

16-05 ‘Drunkorexia’ and other drinking practices

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Drunkorexia, a nonmedical term coined to refer to a combination of “drunk” and “anorexia,” is a condition comprising binge drinking along with self-imposed diet-related behaviors to cut down calories gained by drinking alcohol. It also refers to individuals who use purging to reduce the intake of calories. (more…)

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Why should parents talk to children about alcohol?

10-05 Why should parents talk to children about alcohol?

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Alcohol is one of the widely used substances of abuse among adolescents in the United States with 2.4 million teenagers, aged between 12-17 years, drinking alcohol in 2015, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). By being under the influence of alcohol, adolescents are more prone to accidents, overdosing, alcohol poisoning,

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Alcohol can cause erectile dysfunction

04-05 Alcohol can cause erectile dysfunction

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol, one of the commonly abused substances, has caused nearly 88,000 deaths in the United States every year in the period from 2006 to 2010. Due to increased misconception, many users believe that the euphoric effects of alcohol can improve their sex life. However, alcohol impair

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ADHD increases vulnerability to alcohol abuse

27-04 ADHD increases vulnerability to alcohol abuse

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurological disorder typically diagnosed during childhood, is characterized by impulsivity and hyperactivity. Several researchers have highlighted the fact that children with ADHD are more prone toward developing alcohol and substance abuse problems. In fact, there is a connection between ADHD and

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Taking alcohol with Viagra may prove detrimental to health

12-04 Taking alcohol with Viagra may prove detrimental to health

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Sildenafil, widely known as Viagra, is a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor used for treating male sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction or male impotency. Many men, in fact, prefer using the drug along with alcohol at the same time. Although some people consider alcohol as an aphrodisiac, which helps in improving their self-confidence and e

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