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Bariatric surgery likely to increase risk of alcohol dependence, says study

28-07 Bariatric surgery likely to increase risk of alcohol dependence, says study

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In recent times, weight reduction has become a fad among youngsters who can go to any extreme in order to get a perfect body. People are going berserk to lose those extra kilos and often get caught in the web of “fad diets,” which eventually lead to various eating disorders. Although a lot of people opt for healthier options, such as physical wo

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Effects of alcohol abuse on unborn baby

21-07 Effects of alcohol abuse on unborn baby

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When a mother drinks during pregnancy, alcohol molecules pass freely to the fetus through the placenta. Thereafter, the alcohol reaches the baby still in the development phase very quickly that shoots his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the level of the mother. This is primarily due to the inability of the unborn baby in processing alcoh

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How excessive drinking affects heart life

13-07 How excessive drinking affects heart life

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the prominent reasons for illness and disability among men and women of different age. In fact, heart diseases and stroke are the leading causes of death of American adults. Despite the numerous advancements in the field of prevention and treatment of heart diseases, it still poses a major risk in the United

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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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Drink spiking: Beware while taking a drink from strangers

06-06 Drink spiking: Beware while taking a drink from strangers

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Many people enjoy the freedom that is associated with drinking alone. This is because they consider alcohol as an effective way to self-medicate their stress and anxiety. However, a lot of people prefer to drink alone from the very beginning so that their loved ones never come across their devastating habit. But, drinking alone or away from home lea

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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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