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Excessive alcohol consumption increases risk of COVID-19 in young women – Neuroscience News

Summary: Women in their twenties who frequently had binge drinking had the highest self-reported prevalence of COVID-19 infection among subgroups in a study of alcohol and drug use during the pandemic. The researchers say the increased risk of infection was due to heavy drinkers being less vigilant with their social behaviors due to intoxication. Source: …

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Common heart medication may help people with alcohol use disorder

Common heart medication may help people with alcohol use disorder

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A common heart and blood pressure drug could see a second act as a treatment for alcohol use disorder, according to new government research this week. The study found evidence in rodents and humans that the drug spironolactone can reduce cravings and alcohol consumption. Spironolactone has been in the medicine cabinet for …

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Heart medications show potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder

Heart medications show potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder

Press release Tuesday, September 20, 2022 A drug for heart problems and high blood pressure may also be effective in treating alcohol use disorders, according to a new study by National Institutes of Health researchers and their colleagues. The study presents converging evidence from experiments in mice and rats, as well as a cohort study …

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A moderate dose of alcohol impairs the ability to imagine a possible future situation

A moderate dose of alcohol impairs the ability to imagine a possible future situation

Alcohol is a widely used substance known to contribute to poor decisions, but have you ever wondered why it can have this effect? A study published in Psychopharmacology explores how alcohol consumption can impair the consumer’s ability to think about the future, which can lead to an inability to understand the consequences of questionable choices …

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It's not just alcohol!  How Sodas, Lack of Sleep, and Other Common Habits Harm Your Liver

It’s not just alcohol! How Sodas, Lack of Sleep, and Other Common Habits Harm Your Liver

It is common knowledge that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a whole range of health problems: high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive problems, liver disease, etc. Besides excessive alcohol consumption, there are other habits that could also harm your liver, many of which might surprise you. We spoke to experts to find out what …

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