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How Your Drinking Patterns May Affect Your Liver

Drinking too much can be unhealthy for the liver, but taking a break may help. Daily drinking may increase cirrhosis risk, and for those who do drink, wine may be the least damaging option.

What a Daily Drink Might Do for Your Heart

That nightcap or glass of wine with dinner may be doing more than just relaxing you at the end of a long day. It could be boosting your heart health.

How Overtime Can Affect Your Drinking Habits

Logging extra long hours at work might frustrate friends and family and limit free time, but can it also drive some people to drink?

Communities Could Curb Binge Drinking

Just after the revelry of New Year's Eve, some sobering news came to light about alcohol consumption in the US. Experts are stressing the importance of community efforts to curb binge drinking.

Are There Cures for Hangovers?

After the last drops of New Year's Eve champagne have been drunk, some revelers may be in a less-than-happy mood when they wake up with a hangover. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for hangovers — it's really just about not drinking too much and staying hydrated.

Beware the Binge: Drinking May Slow Immune System

You may want to take it slow at that New Year's Eve party. Turning that New Year's drink or two into too many in a short time may lead to injuries and sabotage the body's ability to heal.

Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped

Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.

Blackouts After Boozing All Too Common in Teens

Families and schools can take steps to stop the risky business of teen drinking. Teens are one of the groups most prone to binge drinking — a practice that can lead to alcohol-related blackouts.

Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens

Teens often engage in risky behaviors, but a head injury may mean double trouble, a new study found.

Effects of Drinking on Blood Pressure Varied in Young Adults

Drinking too much alcohol is known to cause health problems like liver disease and high blood pressure in adults. But a new study found that the effect of drinking on high blood pressure in young people may depend on their gender.