Facts about ‘alcoholic wet brain’

The scientific name for “wet brain” is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), also known by other names, such as Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE), Korsakoff’s psychosis and Beriberi. The syndrome is named after two doctors, Carl Wernicke and Sergei Korsakoff, who worked independently of each other to diagnose the condition. Read more

Risks associated with alcohol addiction–1: Adverse effects on heart

Alcohol use is not limited to a particular age group, caste or community. Over the past few years, a rising number of youth has reported their stint with drinking at least once in their life. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 33.1 percent of 15-year-olds admitted to having had at least one drink in their lives. The report also showed the prevalence of heavy drinking among adolescents, college-goers and adults. Read more

Drinking, whether moderate or heavy, may result in hemorrhagic stroke, says study

Some people in the nation believe moderate drinking to be healthy owing to findings of previous researches claiming drinking in moderation is healthy for heart. The observations have been corroborated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that stressed that moderate drinking may result in alleviating potential risk of heart disorders, ischemic stroke and diabetes. Read more

Is there a genetic link to alcohol addiction?

Does alcohol addiction have a genetic link? Or simply put, is alcohol addiction hereditary? Though there is still no concrete proof to establish the link between genetic predisposition and alcohol addiction, one cannot deny the role of genetics in increasing the chances of developing alcoholism, maybe partially. Read more

Hangovers can be real torturous the morning after those drinks

Work hard, party harder! That seems to be the new age motto, especially for the youth. Young people have a tendency to work hard at their jobs and letting their hair down over the weekends. Weekend parties often result in uncontrolled drinking sessions and there is very little one can do to stop the turn of events. Read more