Binge drinking
Binge drinking or heavy episodic drinking is a modern epithet for drinking alcoholic beverages with the primary intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of...
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How Alcohol Abuse can be the worst teen abuse of all?
Alcohol is the most underrated abuse of all time. Abusers seldom realise they are not victims of abuse, but abusing it to the point where it becomes an addiction due to the "kick" it provides and the ...
Cancer Risk 'Even From Light Drinking'
Even light and moderate drinking - up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men - could increase the risk of cancer, say researchers. The work in the British Medical Journal looked at ...
Where America Drinks Most: Study Finds Binge-Drinking Trouble Spots
How much alcohol you drink depends a lot on where you live. A new study finds more than a third of adults in some areas drinking at dangerous levels but "huge variations" in rates of heavy and binge d...
Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through genetic changes
Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood. The findings, by researchers at the Univ...
Long-term effects of alcohol
The long-term effects of alcohol (ethanol) consumption range from cardioprotective health benefits for low to moderate alcohol consumption in industrialized societies with higher rates o...
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a set of symptoms that can occur when an individual reduces or stops alcoholic consumption after long periods of use. Prolonged and excessive use of alcohol leads to tol...
Kindling (substance withdrawal)
Kindling due to substance withdrawal, refers to the neurological condition which results from repeated withdrawal episodes from sedative-hypnotic drugs such as alcohol or benzodiazepines. Each withdra...
Epidemiology of binge drinking
Binge drinking is more common in men than it is in women. Among students in the USA, approximately 50 percent of men and 39 percent of women binge drink.Racial differences exist among binge drinking w...
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How Alcohol Abuse can be the worst teen abuse of all?
Alcohol is the most underrated abuse of all time. Abusers seldom realise they are not victims of abuse, but abusing it to the point where it becomes an addiction due to the "kick" it provides and the ...
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or foetal alcohol syndrome is a pattern of physical and mental defects that can develop in a fetus in association with high levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy....
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal (or foetal) alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a continuum of various permanent birth defects caused by the mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. FASD includes fetal alcohol syndro...
Alcohol and cardiovascular disease
Excessive alcohol intake has now been associated with an elevated risk of alcoholic liver disease (ALD), heart failure, some cancers, and accidental injury, and is a leading cause of death in industr...
Alcoholic hepatitis
Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with hepatosteatosis, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and...
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Alcoholic liver disease
Alcoholic liver disease is a term that encompasses the hepatic manifestations of alcohol overconsumption, including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and chronic hepatitis with hepatic fibrosis or cir...
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Alcoholism in Russia
Alcohol consumption in Russia stays among the highest in the world. According to the WHO 2011 report, annual per capita consumption was about 15.76 litres, fourth highest volume in Europe. Another dan...
Recommended maximum intake of alcoholic beverages
This article summarizes the recommended maximum intake (or safe limits) of the drug alcohol, to be specific ethanol, as recommended by the health agencies of various governments. These recommendations...
Alcohol and cancer
Alcoholic beverages are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Group 1 carcinogen (carcinogenic to humans). IARC classifies alcoholic beverage consumption as a cause...
Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis /sɪˈroʊsɪs/ (Greek: κίρρωσις; neologism from kirrhos κιρρός "yellowish" and the suffix -osis (-ωσις) meaning "condition") is a result of advanced liver disease. It is characterized by re...
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Fatty liver
Fatty liver, also known as fatty liver disease (FLD), is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., abnormal retent...
Fatty liver - Wikipedia
Alcohol and weight
Alcohol and weight is a subject relevant to millions of people who like to drink alcoholic beverages and who also either want to maintain or to lose body weight. It is uncertain whether alcohol lead...
Protracted withdrawal syndrome
Post-acute-withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), or the terms post-withdrawal syndrome, protracted withdrawal syndrome, prolonged withdrawal syndromes describe a set of persistent impairments that occur after w...