Renowned American television journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 Elizabeth Vargas recently joined other celebrities in talking about her struggles with substance abuse and the need to end stigma associated with addiction and mental illnesses. The veteran journalist was recently interviewed by PEOPLE where she revealed that writing her autobiography with details of her multiple..
To help experts better understand the link between alcohol use disorder and lung diseases, a recent study by the Loyola University Health System has suggested that alcohol use by a patient prior to a lung transplant can extend his/her stay in the hospital and time on ventilator compared to patients who abstained from alcohol before..
An increase in taxes on alcohol and tobacco by the Maryland government resulted in reduced use of both the substances among the people, found a recent study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University. Basis the findings, the researchers are now urging lawmakers to consider a nationwide increase in taxes on cigarettes and alcohol..
Eyes are an important sense organ without which one can find it difficult to lead a happy and productive life. One must take utmost care to keep the vision of the eyes intact. One such step is avoiding alcohol. According to a recent study, both short- and long-term alcohol abuse can also lead to permanent..
The grand jury recently recommended criminal charges against members of the Florida State University (FSU) fraternity, stating that hazing, alcohol abuse and reckless behavior of fraternity members led to the untimely death of Andrew Coffey (20), who was found dead following a party for fraternity pledges and their big brothers on Nov. 3, 2017. The..
It’s a known fact that exposure to alcohol during pregnancy may make newborns develop several behavioral and cognitive problems later in life. Refraining from alcohol before or during pregnancy is generally considered a woman’s responsibility. However, studies have brought the onus on expectant fathers too to refrain from drinking for the well-being of newborns. Many..
Archaeologists have come across evidence suggesting that the practice of making wine from grapes existed much earlier than previously thought. Excavations conducted in Shulaveris Gora and Gadachrili Gora near Tbilisi in Georgia have provided the telltale signs. One jar, in particular, collected from the site is a meter tall and a meter wide which could..
Alcohol and nicotine consumption during adolescence may lead to cocaine use and addiction, suggests a recent study by researchers from the Columbia University. According to the study published in the journal Science Advances in November 2017, alcohol and nicotine may act as the gateway drugs, which in combination with environmental factors, can increase one’s vulnerability..
Consuming small amount of alcohol can help improve one’s ability to speak a foreign language, reveals a recent study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in October 2017. It analyzed the possible effects of acute alcohol consumption on one’s learning ability of a verbal foreign language. For the study, the researchers observed 50 native German..
The Michigan House has voted to maintain the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) levels while driving at 0.08. On Sept. 12, 2017, state Representative Patrick Green’s House Bill 4548 extended the sunset on the BAC standard of 0.08 from Oct. 1, 2018, to Oct. 1, 2023. Moreover, Representative Klint Kesto amended the sentencing..