This Study Disproves a Common Myth About Hangovers

Hangovers are virtually unavoidable for the drinking public. But despite how common they are, scientists don’t fully understand how to cure or prevent hangovers, or even what causes them. In the absence of evidence, people have come up with plenty of their own rituals, from pre-bedtime routines (chugging water) to strict rules about when to drink which type of alcohol (beer before wine). A new study, however, provides novel insights into hangovers. No matter what type of booze you drink first, it finds, your hangover will be just the same. Hangovers are “one of these things that are not tackled by science a lot at all,” says Dr. Kai Hensel, a senior clinical pediatrics fellow at the University of Cambridge in the UK. So he and his colleagues planned a fun but rigorous study over the course of two years — often over beer, he says. They specifically wanted to explore whether the advice to drink beer before wine, and not the other way around, truly helped people avoid feeling sick. To test the theory, they recruited 90 German medical and psychology students from ages 19 to 40. For a more accurate comparison, each person was compared to two others with the same sex and roughly the same age, body mass index and drinking habits. After everyone ate a hearty meal, one member of each group of three drank about 2.5 pints of lager beer (until they reached a breath alcohol concentration, or BrAC, of 0.05%), followed by about four glasses of white wine (until th...
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CONCLUSIONS: Adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder exhibited an increased risk of subsequent STI during the follow-up period compared with those without bipolar disorder. Comorbidity of substance and alcohol use disorders further increased this risk. Long-term use of bipolar disorder medications (mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics) may reduce this risk. PMID: 30901168 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: PolymerAuthor(s): Young-Jae Jin, Young-Ghil Choi, Giseop KwakAbstractFour polydiphenylacetylenes (PDPAs: C3, C6, C9, C12) containing different size of trialkylsilyl groups (C3: trimethyl; C6: triethyl; C9: trin-propyl; C12: trin-butyl) were prepared and their thermodynamic and hydrodynamic fluorescence (FL) emission behaviors were investigated and discussed in relation to physicochemical properties such as fractional free volumes (FFVs) and solubility parameters. These polymers existed in glassy state at room temperature to provide quite tough films. Also, the polymer...
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Publication date: 1 August 2019Source: Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 369Author(s): Sayan Pal, Ketan Madane, Amol A. KulkarniAbstractA method for continuous antisolvent precipitation of ammonium perchlorate (AP) using a confined impinging jet reactor (CIJR) is studied. The geometry of the CIJR was optimized to achieve excellent mixing with a significant reduction in the particle deposition on walls. Initially, the experimental conditions were optimized in a batch system and then in a continuous capillary reactor. Later those conditions extended for antisolvent precipitation of AP in an impinging jet reactor using wat...
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INTRODUCTION: Liquid laundry detergent capsules contain concentrated liquid laundry detergent in a water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol membrane. OBJECTIVE: To review 4652 exposures reported to the United Kingdom National Poisons Information Service (NP...
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Do you have the feeling that genomics is all around this year and you cannot escape DNAs, SNPs, chromosomes and double spirals wherever you look? Do you suspect that even Billy Mack is considering a change to “Genes are all around you” in everyone’s favorite holiday movie, Love Actually? Well, that won’t be a surprise as Christmas and genetics have more in common than you think – and scientists are even working on figuring out Santa’s genetic make-up. Gene-edited Christmas trees and Santa’s DNA If it’s all in our genes, the explanation for the Grinch hating the holidays or Sa...
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Having a casual night out with friends and a few drinks is often not something to worry about. However, for many people, it can become easy to become addicted to alcohol. In fact, according to the 2015 NSDUH, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) has alcohol addiction. If you think you might be becoming addicted to alcohol, read these 10 warning signs. Top 10 Signs of Becoming Addicted to Alcohol Trouble in Relationships Alcohol addiction can cause a strain on many, or all, of the relationships in your life. This can include a failed marriage, once close family members no longer inviting you...
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Authors: Tipple C, Benson SM, Scholey A Abstract Alcohol hangovers are a commonly experienced consequence of drinking and are frequently associated with worsened mood and cognitive functioning. The physiological changes that occur with an alcohol-induced hangover state are largely unknown. This review focuses on key physiological factors of an alcohol-induced hangover, more specifically, oxidative stress, lack of sleep, hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, headaches, fever and changes to the immune system. Increased understanding of the relationship between the physiological factors and symptoms of a hangover is nee...
Source: Current Drug Abuse Reviews - Category: Addiction Tags: Curr Drug Abuse Rev Source Type: research
We all have had a hangover or few in our lives. Admit it, unless you are a lifetime non-drinker you have had a hangover. Alcoholic hangovers happen. We all know the feelings - dehydrated, headache, general crappy feeling.But with RA and fibromyalgia there are other hangovers - activity hangovers. This happens when I, or anyone with these diseases, attempts to be a normal person. You act normal for one day and then spend three days paying the piper, so to speak.Someone else wrote about activity hangovers the other day which made me feel like I am not alone. She writes about going to a party and then feeling the pain. I, on ...
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If you're traveling frequently, whether it's for business, pleasure, or both, one of the main challenges you face while on the road or over the skies is inadequate amount of sleep. You know you won't be able function to your full potential if you haven't had enough time to rest and recharge, things only quality sleep can provide. It would have been easy if you're not traveling across varying time zones but since you are, it becomes even more challenging. So to help you stay productive and get the most of each international trip that you take, here are seven important tips to keep in mind. 1. Plan. As they always say, a l...
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