Search Tag: alcohol consumption

Cardiology Management

Alcohol Consumption and Cardiac Arrhythmias

2017 30 Apr

Researchers studied beer drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest and found that the more the alcohol consumption, the higher the likelihood of developing cardiac arrhythmia. The research findings are published in the European Heart Journal. See Also : Moderate, Habitual Alcohol Intake Can Cause Irregular Heartbeat This is the first study to investigate... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Heavy Drinking in Midlife Ups Stroke Risk by 34%

2015 04 Feb

Although high blood pressure and diabetes are known to raise the risk of stroke, a longitudinal study has shown that, for middle-aged adults, heavy drinking may be one factor that increases this risk even more. Researchers found that consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day during middle age raises the risk of stroke by more than a third. Their... Read more

Pharmacy Management

NHS Guidelines Name Nalmefene for Alcohol Dependency

2014 12 Oct

Unhealthy alcohol intake is a major source of burden on National Health Service (NHS) resources and costs the health service in England around £3.5 billion a year. There are nearly 600,000 patients with alcohol dependency in England. Now, these patients will have access to a new treatment pill developed by Lundbeck. NHS has recently published... Read more

IT Management

'Text Message Medicine' Fights Binge Drinking

2014 15 Jul

According to a study published online in 'Annals of Emergency Medicine', mobile phone text messages could be used as a means to help young adults reduce their dependence on alcohol. Researchers noted a significant reduction (over 50 percent) in alcohol use  after young adult binge drinkers received cell phone texts following a visit to the emergency... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study Finds No Heart Benefit For Light Drinkers

2014 13 Jul

Studies suggesting a cardiovascular benefit from the moderate consumption of alcohol are being questioned now that new research ties improved heart health to a reduction in alcohol intake, even in light to moderate drinkers. Blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and the risk of coronary heart disease all decrease when less alcohol is consumed. Results... Read more