effects of alcohol

Abstinence, exercise helps reclaim bone loss


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS) Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, which increases risk of fractures, but it can be undone by eight weeks of abstinence and some exercise, suggests a ... Read more...

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A few pegs can produce sense of euphoria


January 16th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Drinking alcohol releases endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of euphoria.Endorphins are compounds produced naturally in the brain, triggered by exercise, consumption of ... Read more...

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Irresponsibility turns drinkers into bullies


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Drinkers turn into aggressive bullies due to the inability to weigh the consequences of their actions. "If you carefully consider the consequences of your actions, it ... Read more...

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Immune cells govern response to alcohol


September 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Your immune cells could be governing your response to alcohol -- a finding that could help reduce alcohol dependence.Mark Hutchinson, research fellow at the University of ... Read more...

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Red wine’s benefits for heart overestimated?


September 20th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Red wine, popularly touted as a remedy for a host of medical condtions, has no protective qualities to prevent heart disease, says a new study."In particular, ... Read more...

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Stress and alcohol ‘feed’ off each other


July 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Acute stress seems to precipitate alcohol drinking, but the reasons why it does are still not clear. "Anecdotal reports suggest that alcohol dampens the physiological or ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Alcohol addiction more likely among those it peps up


April 5th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks - those who get ... Read more...

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Protein could be used to protect pancreas from alcohol’s toxic effects


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered that a protein provides protection against the effects of alcohol in the pancreas.The findings of the study could lead to the development ... Read more...

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Boozing aggravates sleeping problems more in women than men


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan has found that intoxication from alcohol can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time disrupt actual sleep measures in ... Read more...

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‘Anti-social’ attitude in boozy fish may explain alcoholism impact in humans


February 14th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Even small amounts of alcohol at an early age can have a long-lasting impact on fish and humans alike, according to a new study.It found that alcohol exposure ... Read more...

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Heavy drinking in late adolescence linked to long-term alcohol problems


February 9th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Reducing drinking during late adolescence is likely to be important for preventing long-term adverse consequences of drinking, as well as protecting against more immediate harms, says a new ... Read more...

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Genetically targeted medication shows promise in treating alcoholism


January 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): UVA investigators have for the first time successfully treated alcohol-dependent individuals with medication that is tailored specifically to match their genetic profile."Our findings suggest a new paradigm for ... Read more...

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Weekend drinking is more lethal than daily downing


January 18th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) There is bad news for exclusive weekend drinkers - they could be harming themselves more than what daily drinkers get.Researchers at Toulouse University in France compared the drinking ... Read more...

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Coffee, aspirin best antidote to hangover


January 18th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A hangover leaves you wallowing in depression and anxiety with waves of headache, nausea, lethargy, sensitivity to light and noise. But the antidote to such a bleak state ... Read more...

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Energy drinks don’t blunt alcohol’s effects: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that mixing caffeinated 'energy' drinks with alcohol has no effect on enhancing performance on a driving test or improving sustained attention or reaction ... Read more...

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Drinking alcohol with rich meal ‘doesn’t cause indigestion’


December 15th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): While alcohol may slow down digestion following a rich calorific meal, it will not cause indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, belching and bloating, according to a new research.In ... Read more...

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Alcohol ups risk of coronary artery disease in Chinese men


December 10th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A Chinese study has suggested that moderate-to-heavy alcohol consumption increases angiographically significant coronary artery disease.Among a large number of Chinese men presenting with chest pain or EKG changes, ... Read more...

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Why teens are less sensitive to alcohol than adults


December 5th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): It is well known that teens are less sensitive than adults to the motor-impairing effects of alcohol, but exactly what happens in the brain that causes teens to ... Read more...

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Energy drinks work when consumed moderately


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 03 (ANI): A new study has revealed that moderate consumption of energy drinks can improve people's response time on a lab test measuring behavioral control, but those benefits disappear as ... Read more...

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Binge drinking ‘ups future depression risk in teens’


November 16th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have warned that binge-drinking teenagers are more likely to have mood disorders such as anxiety and depression in adulthood.Researchers at the Loyola University Health System have found ... Read more...

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Alcohol does much more harm than just damaging the liver


November 12th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A recent research has pointed out that alcohol does much more harm to the body than just damaging the liver.Researchers at the Loyola University Medical Center have found ... Read more...

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Australian woman jailed for plying son with alcohol


November 4th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 4 (IANS) An Australian woman who plied her five-year-old son with drink was jailed Thursday, a media report said.Kylie Eastwood, 36, appeared at a court in Latrobe city in eastern ... Read more...

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New Study: Alcohol More Dangerous Than Heroin, Crack


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study suggests that the effects of alcohol addiction on society, places it at the top of the twenty most “harmful substances” list, even higher than illegal ... Read more...

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It’s official! Booze impairs decision-making


October 20th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): It is well known that alcohol alters behaviour, but surprisingly it is not well studied at the brain level. However, a new research shows that certain areas in ... Read more...

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Why men are twice as likely to become alcoholics


October 20th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics and now scientists believe they know why. They found that consuming beer and wine on a night out ... Read more...

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Why men are more vulnerable to alcoholism


October 19th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): It is well known that men are up to twice as likely to develop alcoholism as women. However, the reason behind this difference in susceptibility has remained unclear. ... Read more...

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Increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages cuts disease, crime, death rates


September 24th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that increasing the costs to consumers of beer, wine, and hard liquor significantly reduces the rates of a wide range of alcohol-related deaths, ... Read more...

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Just 2 drinks enough to slow reactions in older people


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Just two single vodka and orange drinks were enough to slow down reaction time in older adults, revealed a study.The researchers found that senior volunteers struggle at ... Read more...

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Why girls kiss girls


September 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Britney and Madonna created a roar with their much-publicised on-stage liplock, and so did Scarlett Johansson and Sandra Bullock. But what is it that makes women to ... Read more...

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How the sights and smells of booze can turn people into alcoholics


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Experienced drinkers develop associations between alcohol's taste and smell, and the intoxication that follows soon thereafter, indicating a predisposition towards alcohol or dependence on it."The smell of an ... Read more...

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Alcohol taxes can reduce death rates among chronic heavy drinkers


August 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Adjusting the alcohol tax in Florida to account for inflation since 1983 would prevent 600 to 800 deaths each year in the state from diseases caused by chronic ... Read more...

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Drinking reduces arthritis risk


July 29th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A new study has revealed that drinking can reduce the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The research team from Sheffield University found people with the condition who said they ... Read more...

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JaMarcus Russell Arrested For Illegal Codeine Syrup Possession


July 6th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Los Angeles, July 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ex-Los Angeles Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was taken into custody by the police from his home on Monday afternoon. The quarterback is accused of ... Read more...

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Effect of alcohol on foetus development not clear, say researchers


June 17th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): According to a review, there has been little progress in understanding the effects of alcohol on foetal development during pregnancy.Four first-year medical students at Georgetown University School of ... Read more...

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