Tag: Alcohol

Study shows a protective association between anticoagulants and COVID-19

Analysis of data on people with atrial fibrillation using anticoagulants and warfarin found them both to lower the risk of testing positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and severe disease. COVID-19 disease may predispose some people to diseases related to blood clots because of disease severity or severe inflammatory response. Anticoagulants can

La pandemia genera abuso de alcohol, y récord de hospitalizaciones por enfermedad hepática

La pandemia ha hecho recaer a miles de alcohólicos en recuperación, y los hospitales del país informan de un aumento espectacular de ingresos relacionados con el alcohol y enfermedades graves, como la hepatitis alcohólica y la insuficiencia hepática. Las enfermedades hepáticas relacionadas con el alcoholismo eran un problema creciente incluso antes de la pandemia, con

Dietary Guidelines for Pancreatitis

Inflammation of the pancreas is referred to as pancreatitis. The pancreas is a flat tadpole-shaped gland located at the back of the stomach in the upper abdomen; it releases certain enzymes and hormones which help in digestion and aids in regulating sugar metabolism in the body. Pancreatitis may manifest in both severe and acute forms.

Can Deep Learning Predict Coma Outcome?

Patients in a coma are described as being in a state of unconsciousness from which they cannot be woken and are unresponsive. Typical causes of coma include stroke, seizures, severe head injury, infection of the brain such as encephalitis, or alcohol poisoning. Those with diabetes pose an additional risk of falling into a coma if

Woman’s amazing transformation after giving up alcohol for 30 days

Sexpert Nadia Bokody often talks about relationships on her popular YouTube channel. But in her latest video, the influencer explored a very different topic. The Australian influencer showed her 253,000 subscribers what happened when she gave up booze for 30 days. She explained: “I’m going to try and go through October without alcohol. “It’s going

In mice, alcohol dependence results in brain-wide remodeling of functional architecture

Employing advanced technologies that allow whole brain imaging at single-cell resolution, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that in an alcohol-dependent mouse model, the rodent brain’s functional architecture is substantially remodeled. But when deprived of alcohol, the mice displayed increased coordinated brain activity and reduced modularity compared to nondrinker or

Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: New draft guidelines

New draft alcohol guidelines, released today, recommend healthy Australian women and men drink no more than ten standard drinks a week and no more than four on any one day to reduce their risk of health problems. This is a change from the previous guidelines, released in 2009, that recommended no more than two standard

Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters

New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress. It is surviving—and knowing you can survive—an emotional incident. “Firefighters who

Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the U.S. has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners. Smartphones offer the potential of instant, round-the-clock

80% of women don’t know alcohol causes breast cancer

Four fifths of women do NOT know alcohol causes breast cancer – and NHS staff ‘are afraid of being patronising’ by warning them Researchers from the University of Southampton surveyed a total of 238 people They included women  at breast screening appointments and NHS staff In a group of women at a screening clinic only