Complementary, alternative therapies for heart failure have some benefits and potential risks

According to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the association’s flagship peer-reviewed journal Circulation. An estimated 6 million people age 20 and older in the U.S. have heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t function normally. The statement “Complementary and Alternative Medicines in the Treatment of … Read more

What binge drinking really does to your body

Today, the amount of binge drinking in middle age, Angus suggests, is quite comparable to the rates among our younger colleagues. Because for your big night out to qualify as a “binge,” you only need to drink six glasses if you’re a woman (that’s two large glasses of wine or a few strong cocktails), or … Read more

Rishi Sunak warns MPs against holding Christmas parties at taxpayer expense

Rishi Sunak today warned MPs to “justify all spending to their constituents” after it was revealed that they could organize Christmas parties at taxpayers’ expense. There is growing anger at the decision of the watchdog responsible for MPs’ spending to allow the cost of food, refreshments and festive decorations to be billed to the public. … Read more

Scientists identify a class of drugs that may prevent alcohol use disorders in people with PTSD

Survivors of abuse and trauma are much more likely than other people to develop alcohol use disorder (AUD); by some estimates, as many as three-quarters of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report drinking problems. Now Scripps Research scientists have identified a class of drugs that could break this link. In animal models of PTSD, … Read more

Australian wine exporters look to India to help fill China’s $1 billion trade gap

With the world’s largest population of young people and 100 million of them reaching legal drinking age in the next five years, India is an exciting proposition for Australian wine exporters at a time when there isn’t much to get excited about. Most important points: India imports more wine from Australia than any other country … Read more

Just ONE wine or beer a day may raise stroke risk by a FIFTH, study suggests

Just ONE wine or beer a day may raise stroke risk by a FIFTH, study suggests People who drank 105 g of alcohol per week were considered moderate drinkers Equivalent to almost six pints of beer, eight small glasses of wine or nine shots Team of Seoul National University analyzed records from a national database … Read more

Just ONE wine or beer a day may raise stroke risk by a FIFTH, study suggests

Just ONE wine or beer a day may raise stroke risk by a FIFTH, study suggests People who drank 105 g of alcohol per week were considered moderate drinkers Equivalent to almost six pints of beer, eight small glasses of wine or nine shots Team of Seoul National University analyzed records from a national database … Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of deaths and illnesses caused by tuberculosis

About 10 million people get tuberculosis (TB) every year. Although tuberculosis is preventable and curable, more than 1.5 million people die from it each year. the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis cause tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs and can spread from an infected person expelling the bacteria into the air. Most people infected with TB are … Read more

French man walks out on date with American woman after learning she doesn’t eat gluten and doesn’t drink wine

French man storms out of ‘absolute disaster’ of first date after learning about his future girlfriend’s nutritional needs: ‘I left without saying goodbye’ A French man left a date after learning she didn’t eat gluten and drink alcohol Renan Pacheco, who lives in LA, told the ‘disaster’ date in a TikTok clip He was ‘confused’ … Read more