A study shows there are four different "vinotypes" and that people should pick wines they like, rather than always going with what a server recommends.
The rural Utah city of Blanding, one of the last "dry" communities in the Mormon-majority state, will ask voters Tuesday whether to allow beer and wine sales in town for the first time in more ...
The idea of whether it’s safe to drink even a little alcohol during pregnancy has been hotly debated for years. Now, there’s new research to support the notion that it’s really better to steer clear of any alcohol during pregnancy. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience found that any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause anxiety in a child that lasts until adulthood.
"I started slipping into it, and that’s why I took a year off and buggered off."
Young people, in particular, "are really bad at detecting how much alcohol there is in a drink by taste or smell," said Philip Terry, a professor of psychology at Kingston University London. Terry presented his findings Aug. 4 here at the American Psychological Association's annual meeting. To see how well young adults could determine how much alcohol was in a drink, the researchers did two experiment with college students.
A new study finds that older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to age 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than nondrinkers.
With a few simple tradeoffs, you can customize your cocktails to stay on track with your health, so you can modify — not sacrifice — your vices.
The study in “The Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse” found a significant connection between perceived size and attractiveness and substance use.
“For better or worse, people don’t see your ‘drunk personality’ to the extent that you would experience it,” study author Rachel Winograd, an assistant professor of research at the University of Missouri’s St. Louis-Missouri Institute of Mental Health, tells Yahoo Beauty. In the experiment, 156 people gathered in a lab and described their “typical drunk” and “typical sober” personality traits on a questionnaire. Afterward, everyone engaged in a group activity that included discussion and puzzles and continued to rate their personality traits.
More than 70,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 12 were exposed to sanitizer poisoning during a three-year span. An alarming report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that a number of young people across the United States are drinking hand sanitizer fluid on purpose. In a three-year span, a little more than 70,000 children under the age of 12 were exposed to sanitizer poisoning, with the largest number of that reported group under the age of 5.
“We can completely reverse alcohol dependence by targeting a network of neurons,” says lead scientist Olivier George in a statement on the study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The research built upon previous studies indicating a specific set of brain cells in the amygdala become activated when a person drinks to excess. For the study, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute deactivated those brain cells—and the rats ceased their heavy drinking for the entire length of the study, about two weeks.
There are myriad ways that drinking can derail your weight loss efforts. According to registered dietitian Christen Cooper, alcohol serves up the sort of hidden calories, dehydration and junk food binges that can put the kibosh on even the most strong-willed dieters. Just follow these eight pro tips. Read Next: 22 Jaw-Dropping Instagram Makeovers When you wake up with a fatal hangover, you’re more than willing to postpone that crack-of-dawn Crossfit class you’d planned. According to celebrity fitness trainer and author of “This Is Why You’re Sick and Tired” Jackie Warner, we have alcohol’s draining effect on our muscles and hormones to thank. Warner says that a long night of drinking robs your body of a chemical called Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which plays an integral role in building and repairing muscle.
Consider this a must-read before your next happy hour. Ever downed a few beers at happy hour, gone to the bathroom, and then felt like you had to pee every five minutes after that? Here’s what’s going on: “Alcohol is a diuretic, so it makes you excrete fluids and urinate more frequently,” Craig Comiter, a urologist at Stanford Health Care, tells Yahoo Health.
Don’t want to be confronted with the number of calories in that mojito, margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
The debate over whether alcohol is good or bad for you is a never-ending saga with scientific studies coming out to support both. The latest helps us understand why red wine is good for your health.