Planning for a baby? Why both men and women should consider quitting alcohol before and during pregnancy
While the focus tends to be on a woman’s use of alcohol before and during pregnancy, an increasing amount of evidence indicates that men’s alcohol use also plays a role when it comes to the health of the baby. Indeed, alcohol can affect sperm DNA, in some cases reducing fertility and the potential to conceive.
Alcohol use is widely accepted, but even moderate consumption is associated with many harmful effects
Research increasingly shows that the dangers of alcohol have been downplayed and its benefits exaggerated. In fact, having even one drink a day can have a negative effect on your health.
How Many Is Too Many? When Drinking Becomes a Problem
For some people, a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail is an occasional treat. Others struggle to stop at just one or even many drinks. Some may drink alcohol in moderation, but still feel like they’re not in control of their drinking. How do you know if alcohol has become a problem for you?
‘Oh well, wine o’clock’: what midlife women told us about drinking – and why it’s so hard to stop
For many midlife women, alcohol makes life better – or at least, liveable
Trying to cut back on alcohol? Here’s what works
Most people successfully quit or cut back their alcohol consumption on their own. But people who drink more frequently are much more likely to have symptoms of dependence and might find it more difficult
Thinking about a Dry January? Tips from a UW doc
As New Year’s Day approaches, health-based resolutions are hardly novel. The trend of “Dry January” has gained momentum during the pandemic, with 15% of U.S. adults attempting temporary alcohol abstinence last year.
Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine? No you won’t says new study
“Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine,” the saying goes. “Wine before beer and you’ll feel queer.” True? No. It’s the amount you drink that gives you a hangover.
Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant
One reason for the shift, researchers said, is that hepatitis C, which used to be the leading cause of liver transplants, has become easier to treat with drugs.
Utah’s Tough New DUI Law Brings Controversy
Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard that every other state.
Five popular hangover cures, reviewed by experts
‘Hair of the dog’ and other hangover remedies. Do they work? Here’s the evidence behind what works – and what doesn’t
Binge drinking and blackouts in college
Binge drinking in the college brain may impair not only learning but memorizing. Deficiencies could make studying very difficult, and far less productive.
Drink, drank, drunk: what happens when we drink alcohol in four short videos
The process of how ethanol gets from the glass into your brain is not straight forward. Let’s take a look at what happens after that first sip of alcohol.