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Alcoholic? Blame it on Enzyme PRDM2

A research group has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol under impulse despite adverse consequences. The discovery could mean completely new possibilities for treating alcoholism. “We’ve worked hard for this. The enzyme, PRDM2, has previously been ...

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Heart Attack, Stroke Within 1 Hour After Alcohol Consumption Likely, Warn Researchers

Many heart attacks reported immediately after alcohol consumption has been proved again and even moderate levels of consumption may double the risk of heart attack and stroke within an hour after drinking, a new study has showed. After analyzing data from 23 studies involving 30,000 participants in the hours and days after drinking alcohol, Elizabeth Mostofsky from Harvard TH Chan ...

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Alcohol Wards Off Early Death in Alzheimer’s Patients, Say Puzzled Danish Researchers

In a strange result from a study, consumption of alcohol was found to have warded off an early death in some patients of Alzheimer’s disease, making experts speculate on possible reason behind it. The finding was that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of dying from heartattack or stroke, while past research has thrown sufficient light on possible ...

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AFL, NRL, Cricket Promoting Alcohol to Kids: Study

Research from Australia-based Monash University shows that children along with adolescents receive millions of exposures to alcohol advertising when watching AFL, NRL, and Cricket on TV, with 47% of the exposures occurring during daytime viewing. With two footy finals series set to begin next week, new research published this week in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review found that there ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Top 6 Mantras to Keep Diabetes Far Away From You

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Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes ...

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Your Partner Could Be Your Possible Killer: New Study

In the movie “Taking Lives” Angelina Jolie, who plays the role of a detective explains that for a serial killer, killing someone and brushing their teeth holds the equivalent significance and value. They are devoid of emotions and bear a vacancy in their heart, which is why they always turn a blind eye to plead and requests by their victims. ...

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Try These Steps to Have the Perfect Sound Sleep

Career expectations, work stress, late night parties. In short, the modern lifestyle that has a direct impact on your sleep pattern often leaves you insomniac or close to it, these days. Lack of sleep not only affects your biological clock, but also puts you at higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart problems. Additionally, it caters to the disability to ...

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Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity, Diabetes May Help To Imply Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease: New Study

Smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes and obesity are known to cause risk to the heart, increasing chances of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest. A new study has now uncovered that these factors could also be initial symbols of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles ...

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A Little Alcohol is Actually Good as It Heals Chronic Pain: New Study

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Alcohol consumption is always associated with harm to human health. Damaging liver, intervening with the actions of brain, high blood pressure and stroke are some of the known negative effects of too much alcohol consumption. Even so, a new study by Scottish scientists has shown that a little intake of alcohol is in fact good for health, keeping the chronic ...

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FDA Panel Approves Female Viagra ‘Flibanserin’ Finally, What Next?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recommended approval of flibanserin, the female Viagra, by a vote of 18-6, with riders associated with the approval, prompting many women organizations to welcome the move despite the risks associated with it. The male equivalent has as many as 25 drugs for sexual dysfunction and with this they hope to achieve gender equality. ...

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Binge Drinking by Teens, Adolescents Leads to Memory Loss: Study

  The adoscent age from 18 to 25 is crucial as brain keeps on maturity path during this phase and indulging in bringe drinking in this age would result changes in the hippocampus are that controls learning and memory, found researchers. In a study conducted by the Duke Medicine, it was found that alcohol consumption can retard the development of ...

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Just one drink a day increases liver cirrhosis risk: study

If you like to believe that one alcoholic drink a day would not harm you, read this carefully. New research has found that moving from moderate to heavy daily drinking – up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – increases liver cirrhosis risk. The researchers analysed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global ...

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Alcohol Ads on Television a Cause of Binge Drinking Among Teenagers

A recent study finds that alcohol advertisements on television can trigger binge drinking among teenagers, whereas alcohol companies claim that it is not the advertisements that affect underage drinking but the culprits are parents and friends. The results of the survey conducted indicate that higher alcohol receptivity score among underage participants predicted the onset of drinking, binge drinking and hazardous ...

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Seven Drinks a Week May Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Having drinks not only create problem but may act as a solution for the same problem. A recent study found that having seven drinks a week can lower the risk of developing heart disease by 20 per cent in men and 16 per cent in women. The study was conducted in about 15,000 people. The participants were divided into six ...

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Beer-digesting bacteria may help fight auto-immune disease: Study

Bacteria that helps us digest, develop prebiotic medicines and the yeast that gives beer and bread their bubbles could also help in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, say researchers. The findings could accelerate the development of prebiotic medicines to help people suffering from bowel problems and autoimmune diseases, new findings said. For over 7,000 ...

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Smoking Can Hamper Treatment for Alcoholism

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind. According to the findings by the University of Buffalo’ Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) in the US, people who smoke have shorter stays in alcohol treatment programmes than non-smokers and ...

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Drink Red Wine, Prevent Head, Neck Cancer

  Researchers have found that a compound known as resveratrol in red wine and grape skin may help in preventing you from head and neck cancer. Alcohol damages cells and resveratrol kills damaged cells, says a scientist who studied red wine and its relationship to preventing cancer. Alcohol bombards our genes. The body has ways to repair this cell damage ...

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