Archive for 'alcohol'
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
The dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol are well known. Yet what we do not hear as much about are the dangers of driving when tired. A study conducted at the Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Bordeaux in France found tired drivers to be just as at risk of having a crash as those who [...]
Posted on 25. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A healthy life really does seem to be about moderation. This is particularly apparent when it comes to alcohol. Too much alcohol brings with it many health risks. However, moderate drinking may have more benefit to your health than not drinking at all. A US study published in the journal Stroke suggests that women who [...]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
The British Liver Trust suggest the best way to look after your liver is to take care of it all year round, rather than giving your body an occasional detox. They see little benefit in detoxing, which can involve periods without alcohol and drastic dietary changes, often following a time of excess. It makes more [...]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
In Australia, a person can legally drive with a blood level of under 0.05. To stay under this level it is recommended a person drinks two standard drinks in the first hour (one for a woman), then one drink an hour. However, if you want to reduce your risk of crashing, research suggests you are [...]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
A survey conducted by Netmums found half of the respondents were drinking at home to help them relax after the day’s stresses. 3000 mums were surveyed and of those who drank, 81% reported drinking to unwind and 86% admitted they were probably drinking too much. Evidence shows that alcohol does and can actually exacerbate it. [...]
Posted on 10. Jul, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
Binge is causing increased concern both in Australia and overseas. Recent research conducted at the Universities of Northumbria and Keele in the UK, found that young people who binge drink had memory difficulties days later. Binge drinking in the UK is defined as having eight units for a man and six units for a woman, [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2007 by Julia Barnard.
Women over 70 years of age who drink 1-2 glasses of a day have been shown to have better health than women who do no drink at all. They were also less likely to die and tests showed better mental health and social functioning. The study was carried out at the University of Newcastle, Australia [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2006 by Julia Barnard.
Drinking in moderation was shown to have health benefits for people in their 70s according to research conducted in the US by Maraldi and colleagues. Compared to those who did not drink at all, they were 30 per cent less likely to develop heart disease. However, the same benefit was not found for women. It [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2006 by Julia Barnard.
Men who drink in moderation have been found to have a reduced risk of developing heart disease. By having a daily drink, they were 41% less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who did not drink alcohol at all. This number was also greater when compared to those men who just drank once [...]
Posted on 14. Aug, 2006 by Julia Barnard.
A report published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies in The UK has provided details of consumption across Europe. Adults and adolescents from the UK were found to be some of the worst binge drinkers, with girls binge drinking more than ever before. Over a quarter of 15 and 16 year olds have been found [...]