The science of hangovers
Tis the season of Christmas parties, and for some of us the seemingly inevitable hangovers that follow. Is there anything we can do to avoid themSally Adams (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sally Adams Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Christmas Hangover cures Alcohol Science Source Type: news

The science of hangovers
Tis the season of Christmas parties, and for some of us the seemingly inevitable hangovers that follow. Is there anything we can do to avoid them? Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sally Adams Tags: Human biology Science Christmas Alcohol Hangover cures Source Type: news

Driving With a Hangover Could Be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving, Studies Show
Two new studies indicate that driving with a hangover could be just as dangerous as driving drunk, Medical Daily reported. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - December 12, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Driving with a hangover can be just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when drunk
Researchers at the University of the West of England found having a hangover slows reaction times and increases the number of driver errors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart's strain rate may be raised by energy drinks
Conclusion This study has not yet been published in a peer reviewed journal, and only limited study information is available. As such it is not possible to fully assess the methods or quality of this study. The study appears to demonstrate that 18 healthy adults who consumed energy drinks had significantly increased strain rate of heart contraction one hour later. There was no overall change to the volume of blood the heart was pumping out, pulse rate or blood pressure. In an accompanying press release one of the associated researchers Dr Jonas Dörner, of the University of Bonn, Germany, says: “There are c...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Why hangovers get worse after 40
Older people are more likely to suffer hangovers than young people as their bodies contain less water meaning their blood-alcohol levels are higher when they drink. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has a nutty professor really invented booze that gets you drunk - without a hangover?
The controversial former government drugs adviser, Professor David Nutt, has boasted that he is on the threshold of inventing alcohol that gets you merry but without the hangover. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rick Stein: 'I drink too much but life's too short and wine's too nice'
Rick Stein, 66, says he doesn't go to the gym and he drinks double the amount of wine he should. Stein also reveals his hangover cure: exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drink that's like alcohol, but without hangovers or addiction invented
Revellers will first take the drink which produces the same happy, fuzzy feeling of alcohol. Before then consuming an antidote pill that instantly sobers them up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get drunk without the hangover on Professor Nutt's pill
A drug that mimics the effect of alcohol without creating a hangover is being developed by a former government adviser     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The whole point of drinking is the hangover
Synthetic beer would never teach us the consequences of our behaviour, says Graeme Archer     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking to Your Teen About Alcohol
Partying. Everyone is doing it. Drinking on weekends and getting a buzz on is what being young is all about, right? Wrong. It’s much more complicated than that. It’s true that 75 percent of American teens have given alcohol a try by the end of high school; 37 percent by the eighth grade. But it’s also true that there are studies that show another side of the equation. According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only a little more than half (51.8 percent) of Americans aged 12 or older reported being current drinkers of alcohol. Apparently, giving it a try doesn’t necessarily turn in...
Source: Psych Central - October 31, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Children and Teens Disorders Family General Parenting Students Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol intoxication Alcoholic beverage Brain Cells Brain Development Drink Drinking culture Nervous System Source Type: news

Alcohol, Sleep, and Why You Might Re-think that Nightcap
Alcohol may put us to sleep faster, but it sure doesn't let us sleep well. What causes the dichotomous effect on alcohol on sleep quality?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 29, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jordan Gaines Lewis Tags: Diet Neuroscience Self-Help Sleep alcohol deep sleep hangover nightcap rebound effect REM sleep wine Source Type: news

Excessive alcohol consumption increases the progression of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke
A Finnish population-based study showed that binge drinking was associated with increased atherosclerotic progression in an 11-year follow-up of middle-aged men. The progression of atherosclerosis was increased among men who consumed 6 drinks or more on one occasion. In addition, the risk of stroke increased among men who had at least one hangover per year. Hangovers increased the risk of stroke independent of the total amount of alcohol consumed. Hypertension and overweight, in the presence of alcohol consumption, further increased the risk of stroke... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Newsreader Nicholas Owen: 'My last hangover was in my 20s'
Veteran newsreader Nicholas Owen, 66, answers our health quiz, revealing that he drinks enormous amounts of tea and puts much store by long, stiff walks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excessive alcohol consumption increases the progression of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke
(University of Eastern Finland) A Finnish population-based study showed that binge drinking was associated with increased atherosclerotic progression in an 11-year follow-up of middle-aged men. The progression of atherosclerosis was increased among men who consumed 6 drinks or more on one occasion. In addition, the risk of stroke increased among men who had at least one hangover per year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Activated Charcoal for a Cleaner You?
I've heard that taking activated charcoal can rid the body of toxins, lower cholesterol, prevent hangovers and relieve intestinal gas. Does it really work for all these purposes? Do you recommend using it? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists: Sprite the best hangover cure
Feeling the pain after a night out on the town? Reach for some Sprite, according to a new study. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hangover cures: what does the science say?
Scientists in China claim to have discovered that Sprite is the best cure for a hangover, but everyone has their own remedy to swear by.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese researchers: Sprite shows promise as a hangover remedy
GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A group of Chinese researchers has found chugging Sprite after a bout of heavy drinking could make for a shorter and less painful hangover. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Sprite the cure for your hangover woes?
Compounds in Sprite may speed up the processing of chemical found in alcohol that causes hangover, essentially cutting symptoms short (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sprite, Pepsi and tea tested as hangover cures
Conclusion The study has used laboratory experiments to predict what might happen when drinking alcohol with other beverages, in terms of whether the intoxicating effects of alcohol are increased or if the symptoms of a hangover are reduced. The experiments looked at the speed ethanol was metabolised and the first toxic waste product that is produced in its breakdown, acetaldehyde. While the findings are interesting – that only 2 of the 57 drinks reduced the amount of time it took to metabolise acetaldehyde – this is only one aspect of the negative effects of alcohol, and occurred in di...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

SPRITE found to be best cure for hangover
Chinese scientists examined 57 drinks - ranging from herbal teas to fizzy pop - before concluding that the lemon and lime creation performed the best. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claim
For years people have argued over what they believe is the essential remedy after a heavy night - from a strong coffee to a hair of the dog.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I don't need a pub - I've got a brewery in my BELLY': Teetotaller wakes up with hangover each day because of rare digestive disorder
Matthew Hogg (pictured with his girlfriend, Mandy), 34, from Middlesbrough, has auto-brewery syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol leaving the UK charts with a hangover
Are we allowing alcohol marketing to children and teens via the music they love? As many as one in five songs in the UK top ten today include references to alcohol a figure rising partly due to US-imported songs. What impact is this having on the youth of today? Experts warn that fresh evidence demonstrates that public health messages on alcohol may no longer be audible over the louder message from some sections of the music industry... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Hung-over police are 'phoning in sick, says chief constable
A chief constable has disclosed his own officers are faking illness because they have hangovers.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Data Hangover?
Why Pharma shouldn’t stop drinking (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 30, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol leaving the UK charts with a hangover
(SAGE Publications) Are we allowing alcohol marketing to children and teens via the music they love? As many as one in five songs in the UK top ten today include references to alcohol -- a figure rising partly due to US-imported songs. What impact is this having on the youth of today? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Does the severity of hangovers decline with age? Survey of the incidence of hangover in different age groups - Tolstrup JS, Stephens R, Grønbaek M.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol hangover is a growing research area, but differences across the life span have not been assessed. Here, we test the hypothesis that the severity of hangovers depends on age. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 51,645 men and women aged ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Older binge drinkers experience fewer hangovers, study finds
A new study has found that the severity of hangovers decrease with age. The Danish authors, writing in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, suggest that older adults who binge drink do so to a lesser intensity than younger adults. While hangovers are a common phenomenon, little is known about hangover differences across the lifespan... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

The best cure for a hangover is getting older
Your ageing body rebels at the excesses you put it through, says Max Davidson     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hangovers get BETTER with age, study finds
Rather than build up a resistance, young people's hangovers are substantially worse after a heavy session than those of older adults, say Danish researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hangovers get BETTER with age - and not necessarily because we tend to drink less
Rather than build up a resistance, young people's hangovers are substantially worse after a heavy session than those of older adults, say Danish researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older drinkers may experience fewer hangovers due to less intense drinking
Many people are familiar with the uncomfortable morning-after symptoms of excessive drinking, commonly known as a hangover. While it is a common phenomenon, little is known about hangover differences across the lifespan. A study of hangovers across adulthood has found their severity depends on age. Results will be published in the February 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers
But study doesn't show why seniors suffer less headache, nausea than younger people after heavy drinking (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers
But study doesn't show why seniors suffer less headache, nausea than younger people after heavy drinkingSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: The cure for hangovers (sadly it's called middle age)
New research has defied popular belief that hangovers become worse with age, with an increasing number of young people experiencing severe hangovers.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - September 13, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Things can only get better: Hangovers are less severe for older drinkers
New research has defied popular belief that hangovers become worse with age, with an increasing number of young people experiencing severe hangovers.      (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - September 13, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Man still suffering from hiccups after 14 months
A father woke up from a hangover with hiccups and is still suffering from them 14 months later.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting to the Goal Line
In honor of September, and back-to-school, maybe it’s time to look at some goals you have put to the side and dust them off. Here are ten tips to help you stay on track through fall and into 2014, so you can get where you want to go:read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - August 30, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Beverly D. Flaxington Tags: Happiness Self-Help Work accomplishments accountability adults back to school better time challenges control desired outcome desires fitness and health fitness goals goal data hangovers harris interactive influences los Source Type: news

Jafaican it? No we're not | Mind your language
Comedians might play the patois of multicultural Britain for laughs, but spoken English has been drawing on influences from other languages and dialects for centuriesBritish comedy has always liked a foreign voice to poke fun at, particularly one that hails from one of the former colonies; from Peter Sellers' "Indian" accent to the characters from 70s sitcoms such as Mind Your Language and Love Thy Neighbour. Meanwhile, Jim Davidson forged a career on the back of Chalky White, a particularly offensive imitation of a black Jamaican.It's unlikely that we'll see Davidson on the box any time soon and equally unlikely...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Braier Tags: Comment theguardian.com Blogposts Media Language Source Type: news

'Champagne or beer are my treats': Under the microscope with Baroness Susan Greenfield
Neuroscientist and author Baroness Greenfield, 62, reveals how she used to treat her hangovers and what normally causes them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Linda Robson: 'I used to eat sugar coated buttered bread to cure a hangover'
The Birds Of A Feather actress, 54, on the importance of sex, losing three dress sizes on Lighter Life and her carb vice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experience: I was a bartender in Antarctica
'It was pretty much a given that anyone who had applied for a job on the base was trying to escape something'Looking back, there was a clear omen of what was to come within minutes of my arrival in Antarctica. The first pallet offloaded from the plane that had brought me contained nothing but beer, and was greeted with a great cheer as it was wheeled into the research base where I was to spend the next year.I'd wanted to visit Antarctica ever since I was a child, but in the end it was a wearying job in Silicon Valley that led me to make the leap. After a particularly bad day at the office, I t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian United States US work & careers World news Food drink Money Features Cocktails Life and style Antarctica US personal finance Science Source Type: news

Hangovers don't just cause nausea and headaches - they make you STUPID, too
Researchers at Keele University have discovered that a hangover can significantly affect a person's 'working memory' making tasks such as mental arithmetic much more difficult. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hangovers can make you stupid
A hangover can leave you with more than a sore head in the morning - it impairs the way your brain holds and processes information, according to new research.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hangovers can make you stupid
A hangover can impair the way the brain holds and processes information, according to research.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Booze Britain: Why 29-year-olds suffer the worst hangovers
The average hangover lasts nine hours 45 minutes and reaches its peak at 9.45am, according to research by Redemption, an alcohol free bar. Bristolians have the worst hangovers, while Glaswegians suffer the least. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news