You will need to have lived in a cave in past years to have avoided the scary images all over the news relating to binge drinking. Just about everyone has, on some occasions, found themselves dancing the night away, having indulged in one (or six) too many bevies. We live in a very stressful world, […]
Drinking too much alcohol is a soaring problem amongst the majority of the population. The press regularly speculate on the ever dropping ages of those in the grip of alcohol dependency. There is also a lot more information available to us on healthy consumption of alcohol – we are a good deal more aware of […]
Given that the festive season is now out of the way, many of us will turn to our health and look for strategies to make it better. Over the festive season it is fairly common to overindulge, both on food and drink, and not just on Christmas day. The Christmas events and New Year’s festivities […]
Isn’t it amazing how we can easily respond to a film or even a piece of music in an emotional way? Not really, because what happens is that we relate it in some way to ourselves. Take the video below, for example. Most people will shed a tear or two, if not blub uncontrollably. It’s about a new bride having the “fathers dance” when her father has just passed away.
Anyone who has woken up after a drinking session will have probably noticed before the way a hangover affects your ability to process mental problems and think clearly. Psychologists at the Keele University’s School of Psychology, studying hangovers, found that apart from causing anxiety, dizziness, feeling sick/vomiting and headaches, hangovers are also detrimental to brain […]
Many genes may be involved in influencing how much we drink Scientists believe some people have a gene that hard-wires them for binge drinking by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol. The King’s College London team found animals lacking the gene had far less desire for alcohol than those with it. […]
More NHS money is spent treating alcohol-related illness in the 55 to 74-year-olds than on the young, a study says. The Alcohol Concern report found the cost of hospital admissions linked to heavy drinking 55 to 74-year-olds in 2010-11 was more than £825m. That was 10 times more than 16 to 24-year-olds. Almost £2 billion […]
Nearly half of cancers (over 130,000) diagnosed in the UK each year are caused by avoidable life choices including smoking, drinking and diet, research reveals. Smoking is the biggest culprit, causing 23% of cases in men and 15.6% in women, says the Cancer Research UK report. This is followed in men by a lack of […]
However, can we really blame the lack of regulation for this problem. Surely the behaviour is set up long before people can afford to buy alcohol. Children are subjected to watching their parents having a great time whilst drinking alcohol, using it to de-stress and even using it to “let off steam”.