Alcohol Problems

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.

Jan 13, 2017
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Why binge drinking cause binge eating

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.K. has found what they believe is the reason why consumption of alcohol leads to hunger pangs and excessive eating. In their paper published ...

Jan 11, 2017
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Instagram documents rising hookah use

Social media is giving researchers insight into the rising use of hookah, according to a study from USC. Hookah, smoked through a water pipe and also known as shisha, has harmful health effects similar to cigarettes. But ...

Jan 12, 2017
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A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco ...

Jan 11, 2017
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What you need to know to keep tabs on your sugar intake

The consumption of sugar and its effects on health has been in the headlines in many countries around the world again as countries from the UK to South Africa debate a sugar tax. The Conversation Africa's health editor Candice ...

Jan 10, 2017
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Shift work and sleep problems

Dear Mayo Clinic: I started working a night shift six months ago, and I just can't get enough sleep. I'm having a hard time staying asleep during the day. Most days, I get five hours of sleep or less. What can I do to get ...

Dec 27, 2016
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