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News tag: alcohol consumption


Alcohol consumption disrupts quality of sleep

19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Drinking before going to sleep leads to a disturbed sleep as alcohol consumption late at night results in an increased activity in the frontal alpha power in the brain, new study found. Those who drink will sense a sedative effect of alcohol in the initial phase – reflected in delta…


Dementia delayed with moderate alcohol consumption

24 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People over the age of 60 might see the protective effect of moderately consumption of alcohol as an effective defense against the on-set of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to a new study. In a research involving more than 600 senior citizens and their habits about alcohol consumption,…


New pill drastically reduces alcohol consumption

3 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
If you’re drinking more than three pints of beer or at least half a bottle of wine every night you are a candidate to a life-saving pill to reduce the amount of alcohol you consume. About 600,000 NHS patients will likely receive the nalmefene table, as trials revealed it cuts…


Men drinking 5 units of alcohol each week have low sperm quality

3 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A man drinking just five units of alcohol each week runs the risk of reducing the quality of his sperm, new research suggests. As the quality of the sperm gets weaker as more alcohol is used, men should stay away of drinking frequently, especially when considering starting a family. Published…


Minimum alcohol pricing would have saved 50 times more lives

1 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Government’s failure to introduce minimum unit pricing last year could have avoided hundreds of alcohol-related deaths, a recent study found. Instead, ministers decided to target only “below-cost” alcoholic drinks – a measure resulting in saving only 14 lives a year. The proposed but rejected measures involving minimum pricing would have…