Excessive consumption of alcohol could not only lead to liver damage, but can also increase the risk of fatal heart condition, including, heart attack, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has made a shocking discovery: over 2,000 counties in the U.S. suffered from 200 percent increase in deaths linked to substance abuse - including alcohol and drugs - and mental health problems since 1980.
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.
Four to five glasses of wine in two hours - the minimum for "binge drinking" - may help dying gut bacteria leak into your bloodstream, where they can cause unpredictable damage to your health, a new study suggests.
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.