Professor David Nutt developed 'hangover-free' alcohol
A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheers! ‘Hangover-Free Alcohol’ Could Be on the Way
A British researcher says he has discovered a synthetic alcohol which allows drinkers to enjoy the sensation of being drunk without the negative side effects that usually follow. David Nutt, a professor at Imperial College in London and former drugs advisor to the British government, says the non-toxic ‘alcosynth’ could completely replace normal alcohol by 2050, the U.K.’s Independent reports. Alcosynth affects the brain in a similar way to alcohol, Nutt says, but doesn’t cause mouth dryness, nausea, headaches or other long lasting health issues. “We know where the good effects of alcohol are ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol United Kingdom Source Type: news

8 Booze-Free Ways To Have Fun With Friends
By Alexis Farah for Life by Daily Burn Photo: Pond5 If there's one thing you can count on it's your friends showing up ... for happy hour, bottomless mimosas, and Netflix and chill-ed wine night. But a night of revelry can lead to late-night binging, little sleep and a hangover the next morning, which do no favors for your health. So why not shelf the boozy get-togethers every once in a while and try a healthier activity instead? Other equally spirited options like hiking, dance (class) partying, volunteering and paddleboarding make for great catch-up time with friends. Plus, they put the kibosh on all the extra calori...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Home Remedies Your Doctor Wishes You'd Stop Using
By: Brittany Risher Heading for the kitchen rather than the doctor's office may save time and money, but in some cases, you may only make matters worse. Learn which DIY treatments you should avoid. The first signs of common ailments such as a cold, headache, or tummy trouble may have you sooner playing doctor rather than going to see one. It's fast, simple, cheap, and kind of fun to fix your own flare ups without the help of a pricey, too busy, and often disengaged doctor who generally has only 13 to 16 minutes for you, according to the new Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016. "It's a good thing that people...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sober People Make Drinkers Feel Drunker
Many people have seen a movie in which a drunk character accuses everyone else of being drunk too. But a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that in real life, being surrounded by sober individuals may actually have a, well, sobering effect. The researchers found that people who were surrounded by other intoxicated individuals were more likely underestimate their own level of drunkenness. But when more sober people were present, drinkers tended to overestimate their own drunkenness, the study found. In other words, if that drunk person in the movie was actually surrounded by sober people, he or she would be more lik...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sober People Make Drinkers Feel Drunker
Many people have seen a movie in which a drunk character accuses everyone else of being drunk too. But a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that in real life, being surrounded by sober individuals may actually have a, well, sobering effect. The researchers found that people who were surrounded by other intoxicated individuals were more likely underestimate their own level of drunkenness. But when more sober people were present, drinkers tended to overestimate their own drunkenness, the study found. In other words, if that drunk person in the movie was actually surrounded by sober people, he or she would be more lik...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making Virtual a Reality
Virtual reality (VR) is still thought of by most of us as a futuristic tool for entertainment – a hangover from countless sci-fi films where heroes don headsets to immerse themselves in strange new experiences.But this is not Hollywood: VR& AR are today firmly in the realm of science fact rather than fiction, and – away from the entertainment world - both have the potential to provide significant benefits for patients in a variety of ways. Whereas VR replaces the real world with a simulated one, its companion technology, augmented reality (AR) adds to what the viewer can already see – for example, by ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Hill Source Type: news

Modern diversion or colonial hangover? The history and development of suspended sentences in South Australia - Smith E.
Suspended sentences, although controversial, are used in most jurisdictions across Australia in some form, with most states and territories having introduced this sentencing option in the 1980s and 1990s. However, South Australia's legislation concerning s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Altruistic People Have More Sex
(Photo: Ryan J Lane) By Drake Baer There's more good news for warmhearted hornballs. A study I covered last month found that in relationships, the more attentive people are to their partners, the more they have sex. And according to new research, that logic carries over to a lifetime's worth of sexual adventures: The more altruistic people are, the more sex they have, whether it's hooking up or settling down. For a new paper published in the British Journal of Psychology, a research team lead by Nipissing University psychologist Steven Arnocky got the lowdown on people's sweetness and sexual history. In one study, the r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Am I Here? (Or One Circle, Two Steps)
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 7 August 2016, 11:00 a.m. When Reverend Scott Colglazier asked me to give a sermon during his sabbatical, I said: "Only if I don't have to speak from the pulpit, march in the processional or wear a robe." He said: "Okay, just please don't use the F word." So: a deal's a deal. I will try to restrain my bad self. * * Now, full disclosure: I'm not a member of this church. Nor do I call myself a Christian. And yet, most Sundays, I am here. Why? I suppose it goes back to a Sunday morning in New York in June 1987. I was a struggling stand-up comic, a lifelon...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​The mysterious eye condition of 'visual snow'​
It can cause television-like static or trails of light in the vision, but the disorder baffles the experts – so much so that a handful of doctors and patients are fighting to prove it really existsVisual snow is a poetic name for a strange visual anomaly. Those affected find their vision is busied by a kind of snow, or television-like static, which is often accompanied by small, moving lights or afterimages that linger like a visual hangover. It can be something they have always experienced, or it can happen suddenly, and it is not something from which you can experience relief. Indeed, it can become more pronounced ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Lara Williams Tags: Health & wellbeing Medical research Life and style Science Source Type: news

How DO you beat that dreaded hangover? Doctors give their 5 top tips for coping with tomorrow morning  
For those that need some validation, doctors Romy Block and Arielle Levitan have given Daily Mail Online their top tips for what to do while you're drinking, and how to handle it the next day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of withdrawal and hangover is confounded in the alcohol use disorder and associated disabilities interview schedule: withdrawal prevalence is likely inflated - Boness CL, Lane SP, Sher KJ.
BACKGROUND: The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV) and AUDADIS-5 are diagnostic interviews used in major epidemiological and other studies of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Much of what we know regarding the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hope Stringer who blamed her headaches on a hangover actually had CANCER
When the hangover symptoms continued for longer than a week, Hope Stringer, 24, from Billericay, Essex put her tiredness and blurred vision down to long days at the office. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things People Who Quit Drinking Want You To Know
Alcohol is infamous for serving as a social lubricant or as a way to have a good time with others. But for some individuals, drinking loses its appeal or becomes a negative influence in their life -- and that can be a catalyst for kicking it altogether. Ditching alcohol can be a tough subject, that's why it's important to understand a person's rationale behind the decision in the first place. The bottom line? It's different for everyone. We asked our social communities to share a few of their own experiences with quitting drinking, whether they did it briefly, just stopped recently or are recovering from somethin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's How You Get Better Sleep While On An International Travel
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...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Women Sabotage Their Relationship with Food
The health and wellness industry is at a crossroads. Evidenced by the growing rates of both obesity and eating disorders, women are simultaneously starving and overfeeding themselves, and it goes beyond food. They're starved for a more meaningful, purpose-driven life and overfed by media messages telling them who and how they should look and be. As a result, they're using food to punish or self-medicate. It's no surprise that, as a gender, our relationship with food has become severely damaged. Every day I turn on the television, open a magazine or read an article on a popular wellness web site touting a new workout, prom...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tim Peake nursing 'world's worst hangover' after six months in space
British astronaut experiencing dizziness and vertigo as he readjusts to Earth and begins intensive rehabilitation in GermanyBritish astronaut Tim Peake is experiencing the “world’s worst hangover” after spending six months in space.Now back on Earth at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, he faces three weeks of rehabilitation during which he will undergo a barrage of medical tests and maintain a strict exercise regime. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Tim Peake Gravity International Space Station Science UK news European Space Agency Germany World news Source Type: news

Astronaut Tim Peake says return to Earth 'like world's worst hangover' – video
Tim Peake says adjusting to life back on Earth after spending six months in space is like having the world’s worst hangover. The British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday inside a Soyuz capsule, alongside a US and Russian cosmonaut in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Stephane Corvaja/ESA/PA Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Tim Peake Science World news Space Source Type: news

HIGH-ly Recommended: 11 Cannabis Products That Are Totally Legal
New York -- We didn't find Mary Jane, but we did find CBD.  Leaders of the legalized marijuana and hemp industries flocked to New York City's Jacob Javitz Center this week for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and the mood there was clearly upbeat. The prevailing thought: Countrywide legalization is coming. The only question is how fast. Leaders believe the U.S. market will be a $35 billion behemoth by 2020, stretching from high-end lifestyle products and pharmaceuticals to just about everything else. This is "the definitive business event for the cannabis industry" and it's no joke. It's...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Could Have Been The Stanford Rape Victim
This article was originally published on AfterParty Magazine. --- Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-656-HOPE for the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of binge drinking and hangover on response selection sub-processes-a study using EEG and drift diffusion modeling - Stock AK, Hoffmann S, Beste C.
Effects of binge drinking on cognitive control and response selection are increasingly recognized in research on alcohol (ethanol) effects. Yet, little is known about how those processes are modulated by hangover effects. Given that acute intoxication and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Graduate who thought tiredness was a 'hangover' from her travels to South America was actually suffering from cancer 
Sophie Trew, 25, had been to Colombia after graduating from the University of Sheffield. Doctors initially thought she had contracted TB but she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Unhappy? Ask Yourself These 10 Questions Now
We all know that no one can make us happy which means that you (and only you) can put a perpetual smile on your face. Read below for 10 questions to ask to bring serenity now! Ok, maybe not right now but soon. 1 | Do I seek to add value? One of the things I always advise my interns to do is to sit down and think about the ways they have added value to the jobs and organizations they have worked in. No one wants to hire someone who does the bare minimum. This check-in can be used in every area of our lives. Do we offer support, kindness, understanding and constructive feedback or are we stirring up negativity with gossip,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionists reveal 9 top tips to cure your hangover
A recent survey revealed the average Brit spends up to two years nursing hangovers, and while legend has it there are countless cures out there, a team of nutritionists pick out the fact from fiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National EMS Memorial Capital-to-Capital Bike Ride Comes to an End
Entry 14: A Thousand Miles Pedaled Please forgive my slight tardiness in getting this last day of the ride's update to you, but, well … the celebrations at the conclusion of the Capital-to-Capital and National EMS Memorial Bike Rides went a little longer than anticipated and I felt it my duty to make sure I stayed diligent in my obligation to cover and experience said activities come hell or high hangover. I mean water. Hell or high water. Most of the riders I have spoken with, especially those who cycled the full 1,000+ miles over the past 13 days, agree it all seems like a big blur (a statement made before the cel...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Berry Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

3 Health Fads I Won't Be Trying This Summer
I admit it. I'm still carrying my winter weight and haven't done anything about it, yet. Now summer's around the corner and I'm that guy searching for something that will motivate me to be fitter and healthier before my bare chest is exposed to other humans on a beach somewhere come July. Enter the internet. The internet is beautiful for it's ability to connect us; to foster community and spread useful information. But it seems to struggle with bringing accurate information to the top. Likable and popular beats truthful. The gap between what my Facebook feed says I should do to improve my health this summer, and what sci...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Really Want To Believe This Is What The First Hangover Was Like
Alcohol and fun were invented at the same time -- that's just historical fact. But just like good can't exist without bad, alcohol can't really exist without hangovers. It makes you wonder what the first hangover was like. Well, wonder no longer, because comedy writer and actor Jon Mishner takes us there. We, as a species, have obviously learned nothing. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Fibromyalgia Can Be Eased With Mindfulness
Fibromyalgia Online Summit - 12th to 14th May When I first began my journey with mindfulness for health, my personal knowledge was limited to spinal and leg pain. I wasn't really aware that there are pain conditions that can affect the whole body -- such as fibromyalgia. Over the years I've had the privilege to meet many people living with fibromyalgia, such as Lesa Vallentine, 52, Derbyshire. Fibromyalgia is a painful and unpleasant condition. It can drag you down, leaving you exhausted and desperate. People tell me that living with fibromyalgia feels like it wrecks your entire life: sleep, being awake, relationships, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Workplace Stress Is a Collective Challenge and What to Do About It
The relationship between workplace stress and poor mental health is well established. In our recent publication, Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge, the International Labour Organizations' Safety and Health at Work team surveyed the most recent studies on workplace stress from around the world including, among others, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Australia and Europe. We found that work related stress costs global society untold billions in direct and indirect costs annually. And that is quite apart from the human price paid in misery, suffering and even, according to some of the reports we looked at, in suici...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Take Charge of Your Anxiety
Feel like anxious thoughts are overriding your day and don't know what to do? If so, read my interview with Christine Hassler sought after life coach and author of the book Expectation Hangover. She teaches people how to leverage personal and professional disappointment. Hear her nuggets of wisdom on controlling your anxiety. Q: In your last book Expectation Hangover, you explain how to overcome disappointment and manage the anxiety that often comes with it. Please share what exactly an expectation hangover is and why they bring up so much anxiety? A: Let's first define what an expectation hangover is. An expectation h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge Rinder reveals his perfect hangover cure
TV barrister Judge Robert Rinder, 38, tackles our health quiz. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the best way to eliminate a hangover without medication? These simple foods can help relieve the effects of alcohol consumption
(NaturalNews) You know the feeling – your head aches, you are ridiculously thirsty, your stomach is nauseous, and getting out of bed, eating food or even drinking water can seem like insurmountable tasks. When a hangover kicks in, many of us want to find a "cure" – fast... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Working 'Just' Three Days a Week As a Nurse Is Utterly Exhausting
I was sitting at my computer screen, entering orders for a physician, and trying not to forget what he had said since I had neglected to write it down. I was charting my note, mentally taking inventory of all the tasks I had accomplished and problems I had identified and reported. My eyes felt gritty and my mentation frazzled. I glanced at the time on my computer screen and was taken aback that seven hours had flown by so quickly. Then I realized with dread that I hadn't documented a single thing on my other patient. I was so behind! And as my sand-filled eyes started to water in the frigid air of my surgical ICU I realize...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...
Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that might help them stay sober, they are often more interested in the causes of their addiction. Sometimes they think that if they understand their problem's etiology, it will go away. Other times, they just want someone other than themselves to blame. Either way, addicts nearly always want to know: "How and why did I get this way?&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...
Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that might help them stay sober, they are often more interested in the causes of their addiction. Sometimes they think that if they understand their problem's etiology, it will go away. Other times, they just want someone other than themselves to blame. Either way, addicts nearly always want to know: "How and why did I get this way?&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Struggle With Alcohol: Why I Said Goodbye
Photo credit: George Doyle When I quit drinking, outer appearances said I still had it all together. My life, family and career were intact and fully functional. Like so many problem drinkers--especially mothers--I didn't fit the alcoholic stereotypes. And yet, I came to the painful decision that if I wanted to live a healthy life and continue to be a good mother to my children, I would have to say goodbye to alcohol. Who would've though that I would actually come to love living a sober life? I loved drinking so much that this is still incredible and kind of amusing to me. It's just another way that life is full of surpri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student, 19, suffers THREE-DAY hangovers every time she drinks after developing painful joint condition fibromyalgia
Shannon Birse, 19, from Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with the rare condition last year. The student at Royal Holloway University, Surrey, takes 30 tablets a day, which she skips for a night out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Read This If You Take Melatonin To Sleep At Night
Melatonin is a very popular sleep aid. It's naturally produced in your body. You don't need a prescription for it and can buy it in gummy form or in a fruity drink. But is it as effective and safe as we think? Natural melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland, helps humans fall asleep -- and synthetic melatonin has been available as a sleep aid for nearly three decades. But the synthetic version's effects have not been extensively studied, and since it's classified as a "dietary supplement," it is almost completely unregulated by the FDA. As we mark World Sleep Day, whic...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Read This If You Take Melatonin To Sleep At Night
Melatonin is a very popular sleep aid. It's naturally produced in your body. You don't need a prescription for it and can buy it in gummy form or in a fruity drink. But is it as effective and safe as we think? Natural melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland, helps humans fall asleep -- and synthetic melatonin has been available as a sleep aid for nearly three decades. But the synthetic version's effects have not been extensively studied, and since it's classified as a "dietary supplement," it is almost completely unregulated by the FDA. As we mark World Sleep Day, whic...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Young And The Sleepless: Why College Students Don't Get Enough Rest
We all thought getting into college was the hard part. Juggling the last two years of high school, grades, SATs, extracurriculars and a social life - it was difficult but we knew it was temporary. We knew that when we got that big envelope in the mail, we could take one big sigh of relief. No one said that college was going to be easy, and it's not by any means. I will say that I did not expect the rest of my life to be one big juggling circus act, where another ball gets thrown into the mix each day. You arrive at university first semester ready to get involved, meet new people, and make the Dean's List. That dream pans o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ePatient Interview: Brenda Dunn’s Story
Brenda Dunn’s story by Dr. Michael F. Mascia, MD, MPH Michael: We are honored to have these words from BRENDA Dunn, one of our most experienced and helpful members.  She is a wise and experienced mother, grandmother, patient and nurse who openly shares her knowledge and good humor with others in need.  She learned much the hard way … as a patient, after a professional life dedicated to best care for and treatment of patients. First, I think we need to know your story … Your history of work and all and anything you want to tell about the medical adventures and misadventures you have e...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - March 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Vanessa Carter Tags: Interview Newsletter Source Type: news

The First Happy Hour
Behind every sip of beer you drink, there are millions of years of evolution at work. Research into 70 million years of primate evolution indicates that our ancestors evolved a markedly enhanced ability to metabolize or break down ethanol 10 million years ago. Who knew they had happy hours back then? That doesn't mean that humans have been drinking wine and beer that long. After the first civilizations formed in the Middle East about 9,000 years ago, people discovered that the fermentation process preserves food. That is probably when people began experimenting with alcoholic beverages. Previously, historians believed this...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why I Stopped Taking Sleep Medication
When I was eight, my hair caught on fire in the middle of the night. I'd been illicitly reading far past my bedtime and eventually fell asleep with the lamp on. I woke to the awful smell of smoldering hair and ran downstairs in a panic, bursting into my parents' room. "My hair's on fire!" I shrieked. My mom and dad groaned, rolled over and shooed me away. They weren't neglectful. They were simply the weary parents of a budding insomniac. I've had a hard time sleeping through the night for as long as I can remember. When you have insomnia, exhaustion becomes so oppressive that if you're offered a quick fix, you ta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Alcohol Use Affects Health
You may have heard of Dry January, a campaign run in the U.K. by Alcohol Concern. To promote alcohol awareness, it involves (as you’ve likely gathered) completely abstaining from alcohol for the month of January. It’s a valuable campaign with noble intentions, but a minority of participants may unfortunately miss the wider point. A month of strict abstinence does lead some to drink more than they should come February 1. Remaining alcohol free for a month is an achievement which deserves to be rewarded, but compensatory drinking is not what Dry January is trying to advocate. A healthy attitude towards consu...
Source: Psych Central - February 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Wayne Osborne Tags: Addictions Alcoholism General Healthy Living Substance Abuse Abstinence Alcohol Abuse Alcoholic beverage Binge Drinking Drinking culture Liver disease Liver health Long-term effects of alcohol Moderation National Council on Alc Source Type: news

What It's Really Like To Be A Bald Woman
This article was originally published on BetterAfter50.com. Recently, on New Year's Day, I got out of bed with just a trace of a hangover, ran my fingers through my hair, and took a bunch of strands with me to the bathroom. What a way to start 2016, right? It got worse from there -- for the rest of the day Friday, then on Saturday and Sunday -- whether I was at home, synagogue, at a funeral, out to dinner, or drying my newly polished toenails, everywhere I went, I left a trail of hair. More tempting than the ripest of scabs, I simply couldn't stop picking. Mike and I hadn't seen so much hair in the house (on pillows, blank...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: A Pattern of Crises Connects Cologne and Istanbul
Even before the "Night of Shame" on New Year's Eve in Cologne further fueled an already fervent anti-foreigner backlash, German leaders were desperately looking to Turkey to stem the flow of refugees headed to Europe from the war-torn Mideast. Now 10 German tourists have lost their lives at the foot of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. They are the victims of yet another suicide bombing by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the wake of Turkey's decision last July to allow U.S. warplanes to fly from its soil to attack militant positions in Syria. Along the old route of the Orient Express, violenc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Small (But Powerful) Healthy Habits You Should Start Right Now
Quite possibly the easiest healthy habits you can start right now. Lemons Can Be Better Than Xanax Introducing nature's chill pill. Start sniffing. Read more. The Best Exercises to Do If You're Out of Shape The most effective, accessible ways to get back into the swing of things. Read more. Eat a Pear Before Drinking a Glass of Wine News alert: it just might prevent that dreadful hangover. Read more. What To Think About When You Run The collective dream: an open road. Read more. 5 Exercises for Saggy Arms You Can Do at Home Dust off your tank tops. Here are five moves you can do--no sweat. Read more. See 12 more...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this ALGAE called chlorella stop your hangover before it hits?
When taken two hours before drinking chlorella, a a freshwater algae, floods the body of the nutrients that are robbed from it by alcohol, New York nutritionist Nikki Ostrower told Daily Mail Online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news