According to the findings of a research conducted by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam hospitals, the effects of red wine are better than that of vodka.
A new study suggests that heavy drinkers might be inviting a stroke pretty early in their lives. According to the study, heavy drinkers (three plus alcoholic drinks per day) may experience a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier when compared to those who do not drink that much.
According to a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California, recreational marijuana could increase the risk of sub-types of testicular cancer in men. The study revelations suggest that those using the herb for recreational purposes, and also those using marijuana and its derivatives for therapeutic purposes should consider the long-term effects.
The early years are of life are the most important years of a person's life as they shape the character and the individual. There have been researches previously about the impulsivity or compulsiveness of a person as an indicator of an increased risk of addiction. According to a new study by the researchers from University of Cambridge these personality traits could also indicate a traumatic childhood.
Researchers from the University of Bonn and ZI Mannheim in Germany find that people who claim they are addicted to the Internet have molecular variants that prove they are in fact hooked.
A new study by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology claims that stem cells in the body's 'blood cell factory' -the bone marrow - are extremely sensitive to the main byproduct of alcohol, which causes a permanent damage to their DNA. The research conducted on mice reveals that usually, this damage is kept in control by two mechanisms: an enzyme that wipes out the toxic breakdown product (acetaldehyde) and a group of proteins that recognize and repair damaged DNA. Mice that lacked both these protective mechanisms apparently developed bone marrow failure, due to damaged blood stem cells.
People have one favorite beverage they would go for, at any given time. In U.S., for men its beer while wine does the magic for women and the elderly, a recent poll showed. According to the annual Gallup poll, like the findings of the previous years, wine drinkers are mostly from East Coast and beer lovers live in the Midwest. Nearly 66 percent of Americans admit to consuming alcohol while 44 percent say they drank at least one alcoholic beverage a week.
Contrary to the common belief that letting children drink at home under supervision promotes responsible drinking habits, a new study says that it might just have the opposite impact on children. The study says that introducing adolescents to drinking before they turn 18 could put them at the risk of developing alcoholism later in life and could subject them to health risks. The study from Yale University lead by Meghan Morean and her team conducted the study for duration of four years with 1,160 students who moved from high school to college.
Addiction, of any kind, is a medical and genetic disorder that should not be treated with scorn, shame or negligence.