Preventing “Holiday Heart Syndrome”

Preventing “Holiday Heart Syndrome”

Holiday revelers be warned: it is well known that heavy drinking, even in the occasional binge, leads to atrial fibrillation (AF). Now in a sobering review, Australian scientists report even though small amounts of alcohol are considered by many to be...
Physicians Asked to Help Get Powdered Alcohol Banned

Physicians Asked to Help Get Powdered Alcohol Banned

Baltimore (Maryland) city health officials are urging physicians across the country to lend their support to ban the sale of Palcohol—powdered alcohol. Although approved for sale in 2015 by the Federal Government, it has not yet been released due to vigorous...
New U. K. Alcohol Guidelines

New U. K. Alcohol Guidelines

Following a review of scientific evidence the U.K. Chief Medical Officers issued new guidelines on the use of alcohol. Clear evidence shows even the consumption of 1 drink per day is linked with increased risk of several cancers and recognizes the claimed protective...
Any Alcohol Exposure Places Baby At Risk

Any Alcohol Exposure Places Baby At Risk

A recent clinical report in Pediatrics says, “There is no known absolutely safe quantity, frequency, type, or timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy,” Growing evidence indicates that alcohol-related birth defects and developmental disabilities are...

Large Study Shows No Net Benefit from Alcohol

Alcohol is the third most important modifiable risk factor for death and disability. It is linked with more than 60 health disorders. A study of over 114,000 adults from 12 countries found no net benefit from the use of alcohol when cancer, heart disease, injury and...

Teenage Drinking Shrinks Gray Matter

Heavy drinking of alcohol during adolescence appears to lead to the exaggerated loss of gray matter and an increase in white matter compared to non-drinking peers. The study subjects tended to drink in binges on weekends or at parties. At baseline average...

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