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Merril Hoge Doesn't Want You To Use Your Brain

They do not dismiss the scientific notion that repetitive brain trauma is a high-risk factor ... genetics, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, PED use, painkiller use, or any analysis of the ... read more

On Reservation, Hope Remains Despite Grim Statistics

Native American populations like those in Oglala Lakota County have the highest rates of health disparities in the nation, including higher infant mortality rates, suicide, diabetes, heart disease, an... read more

Health Check: what are the risks of drinking before you know you’re pregnant?

It is well established that drinking alcohol ... effects on the developing foetus. Newborns exposed to maternal alcohol develop a range of behavioural, physical and cognitive disabilities later in lif... read more

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What to Drink When You’re Trying to Eat Healthy

Advertisement People who drink alcoholic beverages are more likely to get cancer later in life, and studies are showing that even tiny amounts of alcohol in pregnancy are bad for babies. Not to mentio... read more

Fraught with Peril: On Lucia Berlin’s “Evening in Paradise” and “Welcome Home”

The line between real and ... (“Itinerary”) and drug/alcohol addiction (“Rainy Day” and “The Wives”), there is a greater focus on the toxic effects of social expectation and performance. read more

The Main Suspect Behind an Ominous Spike in a Polio-like Illness

More importantly, it’s too risky to take biopsies of the actual affected tissues—the nerves of the brain and spine ... And although many enteroviruses circulate widely but have little effect, they hav... read more

Drinking Too Much Alcohol (And Too Little) Is Linked to Dementia

Alcohol in moderation can ... that moderate drinking may be good for the brain, but most of these focused on elderly people and their recent drinking habits, making it hard to draw any conclusions abo... read more

Study: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Is Quite Common — And Most Children Aren't Diagnosed

"The developing brain is affected by alcohol in every trimester of pregnancy," he said. Why Is It So Often Missed? The diagnosis is missed in so many children, Charness said, because its effects can b... read more

Nix the Nightcap: How Alcohol and Marijuana Can Harm Your Sleep

Generally speaking, having a little alcohol or ... for it’s calming effects that can often lead to drowsiness, but despite its popularity, there’s not as much research on its relationship with sleep. ... read more

Scientists call for lowering drunk driving threshold

WASHINGTON — Most women would need to draw the line ... the blood-alcohol concentration threshold from 0.08 to 0.05. All states have 0.08 thresholds. A Utah law passed last year that lowers the state’ ... read more

Scott Adams, Drawing the Line

For most of his career, nationally syndicated cartoonist Scott Adams has needed ... t have to push down hard to draw. In addition, the software requires him to draw on an enlarged scale. Together, the... read more

Bypassing Obesity for Alcoholism: Why Some Weight-Loss Surgeries Increase Alcohol Risk

This line of inquiry ... developing dependence on alcohol.” There may also be biological reasons for the effect, says Volkow. One possible explanation involves leptin, a hormone produced by fat tissue ... read more

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