Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hard-drinking young adults suffer surge in deadly liver disease

A little over a year ago, Eric Dunham had the operation that saved his life: a double transplant to give him a new liver and a new kidney. Chronic, heavy drinking had destroyed his own organs. It also led to a condition called ...

Health

New study explains why drinking alcohol causes the munchies

New research in mice suggests that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat "junk food" cravings go hand in hand. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological ...

Addiction

Team finds high-risk drinking common in South Africa

Adults in South Africa consume more alcohol than adults in most other countries; previous research has shown this comes with high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome and is a driver of the country's leading causes of death: sexually ...

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