There Is No "Safe" Amount of Alcohol

 Moderate daily drinking will not improve your health. As a growing number of addiction and alcohol consumption researchers have been pointing out, the notion of a safe and even beneficial level of daily drinking is outmoded and in error. In an article published in Lancet, researchers offer strong evidence against

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The Drug Epidemic Nobody Talks About

U.S. death rate from alcohol-related liver disease is soaring. “Deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the

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The NIAAA and Big Alcohol

Officials halt government study on moderate drinking funded by alcohol industry The New York Times reports: “The extensive government trial was intended to settle an age-old question about alcohol and diet: Does a daily cocktail or beer really protect against heart attacks and stroke? To find out, the National Institutes

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The Myth of Healthy Drinking

Another meta-study demolishes decades of wishful thinking. Vox notes that “an impressive new meta-study involving 600,000 participants, published recently in The Lancet, suggests that levels of alcohol previously thought to be relatively harmless are linked with an earlier death. What’s more, drinking small amounts of alcohol may not carry all

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Medical News Today: Could this protein explain why drinking can be so pleasurable?

New research has identified a protein tied to structural changes that take place in one of the brain’s reward centers after too much drinking. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

What is hypopnea and how does it differ from sleep apnea? What are the risk factors of hypopnea, how may it be prevented, and what are the complications? Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Advanced melanoma: Groundbreaking trials could transform treatment

An immunotherapy and targeted therapy both promise to bring closer the day when melanoma is a disease that people live with instead of die from. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Does forskolin work? Uses, risks, and benefits

Forskolin is a weight loss supplement that recently experienced a surge in popularity, but does it really work? We look at the benefits and risks. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Advantages and disadvantages of donating blood

In this article, learn about the advantages and disadvantages of donating blood, including how it affects the body, how the process works, and preparation. Source: Medical News Today

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Seeing Yourself Sober

Benefits of developing a strong mental image of yourself as a non-drinker Pete Soderman, author of Powerless No Longer A few years ago, when I decided to quit smoking following a major heart attack, one of the techniques that made it easier was seeing myself as a nonsmoker. I visualized a

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