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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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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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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Medical Students Have a Higher Rate of Alcohol Abuse

Students in medical school are twice as likely as their peers to experience alcohol problems. This information comes out of a new study that shows an alarming spike for alcohol dependence among medical students over similar populations. Researchers have cited that it appears that student debt and exhaustion are major factors in sharp increase of…

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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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