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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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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Impulsivity and Alcohol May be Genetic

It is clear that people respond to alcohol in many different ways. Some people become more social when they drink. Other people become quiet and isolate themselves after they’ve had a few drinks. There is also a portion of the population that becomes very impulsive and acts without thinking after they have consumed alcohol. This…

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