Posts Tagged "alcohol"

Alcohol linked to skin cancer risk

Posted by admin on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Alcohol linked to skin cancer risk

During our research in new health news we came across a really interesting article written by Michelle Roberts the health editor of BBC news online. She reported that new research has revealed that scientists believe drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain of reactions in the body that makes the skin more vulnerable to cancer. As both drinking alcohol and sunbathing are popular pastimes in Mallorca we were obviously interested in finding out more. Roberts went on to explain how ethanol is converted to acetaldehyde soon after ingestion and that this compound may render the skin...

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Women Gain On Men In Alcohol Abuse

Posted by admin on Oct 20, 2013 in Blog, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Women Gain On Men In Alcohol Abuse

Carrie Bradshaw and her rounds of cosmopolitans, Bridget Jones with her glasses of chardonnay in sitcoms, rom-coms and comedy shows, female boozers are the stuff of jokes. They suffer through hangovers, complain about their bar bills, promise to cut back and then cheerfully renege. But many women find that their drinking doesn’t lead to laughter. In the U.S. and Western Europe, growing numbers of women struggle with alcoholism; in some places, women’s rates of alcohol abuse have achieved parity with men’s. Ann Dowsett Johnston, the author of the new book Drink, gave an...

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Cheers!

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Cheers!

With the holiday season just around the corner there is plenty of excuses to overindulge with alcohol and it is very easy to do. Without realising it someone who would consider themselves a moderate drinker can easily have too much alcohol too regularly and start to see their health suffering (and their waistline expanding). So how much is too much? Well even on that subject their is no firm agreement and talks of units and measurements can make even the most disciplined of us despair. But the NHS in the UK have a brilliant change for life programme which includes practical health tips and...

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New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Posted by admin on Feb 7, 2012 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

There has always been an understanding that excess alcohol ‘raises cancer risk’. But new research has shown that alcohol doesn´t have to be consummed invast quantities to have an effect. Regularly drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, a new Government campaign says. NHS recommendations are that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day, while women should not regularly drink more than two to three. Drinkers will be encouraged to cut down through measures such as having...

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Is Red Wine Good For You?

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Is Red Wine Good For You?

Red wine and something in red wine called resveratrol might be heart healthy. Find out the facts, and hype, regarding red wine and its impact on your heart. Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy a glass of red wine with your evening meal, doctors are wary of encouraging anyone to start drinking alcohol. That’s...

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Antibiotics and Alcohol

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Antibiotics and Alcohol

Question: Antibiotics and alcohol: Should I avoid mixing them? What are the effects of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics? Some antibiotics carry a warning to avoid alcohol. But others don’t. Answer: From James M. Steckelberg, M.D. The effects of combining antibiotics and alcohol can vary, depending on the specific antibiotic. Alcohol doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of most antibiotics. However, antibiotics and alcohol can cause similar side effects, such as stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness. When you combine antibiotics and alcohol, these side effects may...

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