Articles tagged with: alcohol
“Almost Alcoholic” and “Denial” Henry is a successful real estate broker. He inherited the business from his own father and then grew it. Now sixty, one of his three sons and his daughter are also brokers and partners in the family business. Henry is well known in the community, and has found over the years […]
Doctors Miss Alcohol Screening Opportunities Physicians often fail to counsel their young adult patients about excessive alcohol use, a new study found. Excessive alcohol consumption is a common cause of injury and death among young adults. Guidelines for low-risk drinking set by NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) call for men to […]
Emergency Department Visits for Underage Drinking Increase on New Year’s Day. Drinking Increase on New Year’s Day. Risk factors for underage drinking can increase around holidays, such as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Greater access to alcohol, less parental oversight, and mixed messages from parents may fuel surges in underage […]
May cause drowsiness. Alcohol may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a car or dangerous machinery.
You’ve probably seen this warning on medicines you’ve taken. The danger is real. Mixing alcohol with certain medications can cause nausea and vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, or loss of coordination. It also can put you at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems, and difficulties in breathing. In addition to these dangers, alcohol can make a medication less effective or even useless, or it may make the medication harmful or toxic to your body.
Some medicines that you might never have suspected can react with alcohol, including many medications which can be purchased “over-the-counter”—that is, without a prescription. Even some herbal remedies can have harmful effects when combined with alcohol.
$7.5M grant to fund research on interaction of drinking and HIV infection Individually, HIV and excessive alcohol consumption are international health crises, but when they intersect they can be uniquely troubling. Scientists at the Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV, a new federally funded center, will explore physiological and behavioral questions raised by the combination, […]
You Are What You Eat AND Drink: New Research Focuses on Alcohol and Nutrition … These images compare the synapse formation (appearsin red) in the neurons from two mouse fetuses. The one on the left is from the fetus that had sufficient DHA during gestation while the one on the right is from the fetus […]