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This is what drinking does to the brain

Finnish researchers were surprised to find more changes in men’s brains than in women’s.

Do some people drink too much because of changes in the brain?

Scientists believe they have found a reason why some people find it impossible to resist the craving for alcohol. “This finding may be a solid piece in a huge puzzle,” says a Norwegian researcher.

Men drink less when partner gets pregnant

The vast majority of women follow recommendations and quit drinking during pregnancy. But men are also shying away from the bottle when a child is on its way.

Fewer heart problems in people who drink moderately but often

People who drink wine, liquor or beer regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than those who rarely or never drink. Three to five drinks a week can be good for your heart.

Policing weekend drinking binges gets old for officers

Multiple variables play into whether you get arrested or not — among them a police officer’s temperament. Some are more patient than others.

COPD patients can sleep better with alcohol

Most COPD sufferers can drink a glass of wine or two without worrying extra about its effect on their breathing.

Study: Alcohol does not have any health benefits

Large study casts doubt on the health benefits of alcohol. It might be necessary to cut alcohol completely to lower risk of heart disease.

Danes devise the draught beer app

Danish students have come up with a smart phone beer app they call “Ghostbar”.

Will not stop using cannabis

Former users never completely let go of the good feelings they associate with cannabis. It makes them feel young, free and independent.

Alcoholism linked to lack of intestinal bacteria

New study suggests connection between the gut flora and addiction to alcohol.