Gala celebrations, exciting programs, family get-togethers and glittery fireworks mark the U.S. Independence Day on July 4. However, amid all these festivities, federal bodies and safety authorities are bogged down by a different concern – handling driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), a common problem encountered on the Independence Day. Therefore, in order to..
Researchers have found an association between alcohol, heart health and a gene known as titin. According to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, faulty variations of titin could react with alcohol to induce rapid heart failure in patients who carry the gene, even if they consume alcohol in..
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..
Too much alcohol consumption can increase one’s risk of developing almost all forms of dementia, especially the early onset one, according to a recent study published in the journal Lancet Public Health in February 2108. The study authors analyzed data of over 1 million adults in French hospitals between 2008 and 2013.
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..
The U.S. Senate passed the much awaited $1.5 trillion Senate Republican tax plan on Dec. 2, 2017 that along with other finer points includes a measure aimed at cutting down the Federal Excise Tax (FET) paid by wineries, breweries and distilleries. The proposal cuts federal alcohol excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine and..
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..
Millions of people around the world associate alcohol with dating and deem the two to be inseparable believing that it is impossible to have fun on a date if there is no alcohol. However, this is not true.