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Alcohol and Antibiotics: A Problem Combination?

One of the most serious public health challenges in the world is the over-prescribing of antibiotics. Data suggests that general practitioners are the biggest culprits, writing 90 percent of the prescriptions for respiratory tract infections and unwittingly creating a population that’s resistant to even some of the strongest, most effective antibiotics. As a result, the […]




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Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker [and 12 Other Myths and Facts About Alcohol]

Most adults have probably heard this saying. Call it a bit of “collegiate wisdom,” the myth that drinking “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, but beer before liquor, you’ve never been sicker.” Maybe the slightest whiff of truth in this urban legend is that most people drink beer slower than they do liquor. As […]




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Alcohol Use and Dementia: New Study Links Heavy Drinking to Early-Onset Dementia

A five year study published in March, concluded that heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder are the main contributors to brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and early-onset dementia. Releasing their data in The Lancet Public Health journal, researchers conducted the study from 2008 to 2013 and report that alcohol abuse is the most […]




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Hangover Free Hooch? Alcosynth Offers the Buzz of Alcohol Without the Negative Side Effects

It’s not the first time some high-minded, lab-coat wearing alchemists donned goggles, skittered between beakers of boiling liquids and tried to make gold out of lead, metaphorically speaking anyway. In this case, it’s a British neuropharmacologist and his team’s attempt to develop a consequence-free type of synthetic alcohol called Alcosynth that comes with all the […]




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Driving Under the Influence Just Got a Lot Weirder

In all 50 states, the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) for anyone operating a motor vehicle is .08, though advocates continue pressuring legislators to bring it down to a .05 BAC. Public awareness campaigns, new laws and stricter penalties regarding DUI violators were launched in the mid 1970s. The original campaigns highlighted the gruesome realities […]




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Say No to the Nightcap. Why Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Makes Us Tired the Next Day

It’s not uncommon for some people, especially on the weekends and around the holidays, to party a bit more and hit the bed after a night of drinking alcohol. When this happens, most people find they’re dragging the next day, both physically and mentally. They tire easily, have shorter attention spans and often find it […]




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Does Alcohol Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer? What to Know During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From the beginning of October to the end, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a way to raise public awareness around the facts, prevention and treatment of this potentially deadly form of cancer. Experts predict more than 250,000 women in the United States can expect to be diagnosed with a case of invasive breast cancer in […]




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Alcohol Use And Misuse: Study Says Americans Are Drinking More

In the span of 10 years, from 2003 to 2013, alcohol consumption among adults in the U.S. rose by a staggering 50 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers couldn’t offer a clear reason for the spike in alcohol use. They claim, however, the increase represents […]




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Naltrexone and Alcoholism – Treating a Disease with Medicine

Alcoholism is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and the statistics are staggering. More than 15 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from alcohol use disorder, reports the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and that number falls short because these are just the diagnosed cases. Despite […]




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Cocaine-Related Overdose Deaths Have a Dangerous National Spike

Cocaine is making a comeback and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatal overdose deaths linked to the drug have surged. Derived from the coca plant, use of the addictive stimulant had seen a steady decrease in the past decade. The crisis of opioid addiction though, is fueling an increase in […]




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