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Alcoholics have an overactive reward system - and therefore become dependent

Alcoholics have an overactive reward system – and therefore become dependent

How strongly the brain's reward system responds to alcohol is not the same for everyone. Those whose brain chemistry reacts particularly strongly to beer and wine have a particularly high risk of sticking to alcohol. This is what researchers at ...
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Alcohol to blame for more than 700,000 cancers annually

Alcohol to blame for more than 700,000 cancers annually

Alcohol causes cancer - but not only heavy alcohol consumption. Already two glasses of wine are enough for it, calculates an international research team in the scientific journal "Lancet". Four ...
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England: Alcohol kills 20 percent more people during Corona

England: Alcohol kills 20 percent more people during Corona

Shocking figures come from England: compared to 2019, the number of alcohol-related deaths in 2020 shot up by an astronomical 20 percent, reports the English "Guardian." All this despite the ...
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Vitamin B1 against heart damage caused by alcohol

Vitamin B1 against heart damage caused by alcohol

Vitamin B1 may be an effective agent against alcohol-induced heart enlargement. Indian researchers studied the effect of thiamine (vitamin B1) on patients whose hearts were enlarged by too much alcohol ...
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Female lawyers drink more often than their male colleagues

Female lawyers drink more often than their male colleagues

Female lawyers are more likely to suffer from work-related stress and more likely to reach for the bottle than their male colleagues. More than half of them have risky drinking ...
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Flying and alcohol - mixed messages from the airlines

Flying and alcohol – mixed messages from the airlines

Alcohol and flying don't mix very well. For most full-service airlines, however, alcohol remains a central part of the in-flight experience. Despite the problems alcohol can cause on board, airlines ...
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USA: Mothers with infants drank 300 percent more in Corona times

USA: Mothers with infants drank 300 percent more in Corona times

The Corona crisis period was particularly stressful for mothers with small children - many of them therefore reached for the glass particularly often, American researchers have found out. A whopping ...
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Psychiatric effects of nutritional deficiencies in alcoholism

Psychiatric effects of nutritional deficiencies in alcoholism

Malnutrition is common in chronic alcoholics. Nutrient deficiency in alcoholics also leads to neurotransmitter dysfunction. Summary of an older, very comprehensive scientific review. Hypocalcemia (too little calcium), hyponatremia (too little ...
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Vitamin D deficiency is addictive

Vitamin D deficiency is addictive

A vitamin D deficiency increases the craving for opioid drugs - if the vitamin is given as a tablet, the addictive pressure decreases. This is the finding of an international ...
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Blood pressure medication successful against alcohol: again it's the dear brain chemistry

Blood pressure medication successful against alcohol: again it’s the dear brain chemistry

An ancient remedy for high blood pressure apparently works against alcohol addiction. This is the result of a brand-new study that has now been published in the "American Journal of ...
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Addiction clinics and psychiatry: a mega-billion business

Addiction clinics and psychiatry: a mega-billion business

In seven years, clinics for addictive disorders and psychiatry will have a worldwide turnover of 36.1 billion US dollars. This is the forecast of the renowned economic experts from Global ...
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