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Effects of binge drinking linger
Heavy drinking adversely affects a person’s performance and perception hours after alcohol has left the body, researchers in Rhode Island said.
Researchers at Brown University recruited 95 healthy adults ages 21 to 35 who had reported having a hangover at least one time within the month before the research began.
The participants were randomly assigned bourbon or vodka and told to drink until their breath tests indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent, well over the legal driving limit for most states, Medpage Today reported Tuesday.
After eight hours of sleep and breakfast, the participants showed poorer performance in simulated driving tests than participants who had consumed only cola with several drops of alcohol the night before.
“We found that people were impaired in their ability to do tasks that require both vigilance and making rapid decisions and that people were not aware that their performance was impaired,” researcher Damaris Rohsenow told Medpage Today.
Timothy Garon’s face and arms are hauntingly skeletal, but the fluid building up in his abdomen makes the 56-year-old musician look eight months pregnant. His liver, ravaged by hepatitis C, is failing. Without a new one, his doctors tell him, he will be dead in days. But Garon has been refused a spot on the….
Survey says … alcohol may fuel bad behavior during the holidays with harmful effects that could extend way beyond a family feud. Such behavior could involve hurtful or embarrassing words, endangerment of self and others (drunk driving), acts of violence and sexual antics at the workplace and in the home. Such alcohol-induced acts may not….
The government’s top medical adviser has drawn up plans for a minimum price for alcohol which would double the cost of some drinks in England. Under the proposal from Sir Liam Donaldson, it has been reported that no drinks could be sold for less than 50 pence per unit of alcohol they contain. It would….
Before her hidden addiction came to light, Joan Bonsignore always seemed to hold it together. As a mother and wife, she headed school events and ran her husband’s medical practice. But at the height of her alcohol and pill addiction, the Eastchester mother of four wrote goodbye letters to her children, and at one point,….
According to the number of units I down on an average Friday night, I am officially a binge drinker. Drinking four standard glasses of white wine in one evening may seem perfectly reasonable, but convert those drinks into units and it adds up to a whopping 8.4 – more than double the daily recommended amount….