Changes to Brain Structure Can be Due to Moderate Drinking

A new study is sounding the alarms regarding moderate drinking. While most people consider that alcohol consumption in small or sporadic amounts is perfectly acceptable, scientists in London are proving otherwise. According to their new study, even moderate amounts of alcohol consumption can lead to physical changes in brain structure and can also contribute to…

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Lower Income People May be More at Risk for Alcohol Related Diseases

In recent years, the research community has revealed that alcohol is responsible for several different cancers, it is not heart-healthy – despite popular opinion to the contrary, and abuse of alcohol can lead to varying degrees of developmental, emotional and cognitive problems. And now a different research team had determined that poor people are at…

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Access to Alcohol Increases Likelihood of Violence

Researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University have concluded a research study into the link between violence and alcohol. In their findings, they concluded that violence is higher when alcohol is more readily available. In order to come to this conclusion, the researchers studied data from neighborhoods within Philadelphia. In addition…

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Connection Discovered Between Alcohol and Overeating

It is probably no coincidence that all-night diners and fast food restaurants are often placed around bars and clubs. The connection between alcohol consumption and eating has long been something that has been observed, socially. But, researchers wanted to look into the mechanisms at work in the brain and find out if there was a…

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Alcohol Sources for Minors Examined

Obtaining alcohol can be quite the game for teenagers and adolescents. Some children steal it from their parents and some children get it from their parents. The struggle to toe the line between healthy freedom and strict rules is something that many parents struggle with. Allowing alcohol consumption is one issue that falls perfectly into…

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Researchers Warn Against Allowing Children to Sip Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol on a teething baby’s gum line, or allowing a curious child a sip of alcohol is not that uncommon. Many parents do not think there is anything wrong with a sip here or there, especially if the taste may be so off-putting that children have negative memories associated with alcohol and may not…

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More Understanding about Alcohol and its Effects on Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that effects an estimated 3.2 million people in the United States. Oftentimes this disease is contracted by the sharing of needles and can sometimes be transmitted sexually. Early contraction of the disease often goes undetected because of the lack of symptoms. However, those living with Hepatitis C often experience…

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