Colder cities tend to have higher rates of excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributable liver cirrhosis.
Too much alcohol during adolescence could disrupt the development of certain areas in the brain associated with impulse control and development of substance abuse disorder.
Women are catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption. Previous studies have shown that men are more likely than women to drink alcohol in quantities that could be damaging to health.
It's no secret that animals occasionally get high and drunk off the many vices nature has to offer. However, intentionally doing so has always seemed a strictly human affair. Now more and more evidence is piling up that suggests wild animals enjoy a good buzz as much as the next guy, and may even have their fair share of junkies - an idea that experts are now fiercely debating.
Alcohol in large amounts has long been associated with damage to a brain's white matter, the bundle of nerves responsible for communication between the various parts of the organ. However, a new study conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests that damage caused by heavy drinking may be prevented and reversed, even, through aerobic exercise.