alcohol use

Alcohol Use and Neurodegenerative Risk

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, can be devastating diagnoses in older adults. The loss of mental cognition and motor skills makes independent functioning almost impossible. Previous studies on these diseases showed that genetic and environmental factors can contribute to a neurodegenerative risk. A recent study looked at the potential connection between an alcohol…

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What Is Binge Drinking?

Alcohol is so culturally acceptable and widely used that many people underestimate its potential for abuse. However, despite its somewhat innocuous reputation, alcohol is a substance that can have wide-ranging consequences on health and behavior. For instance, binge drinking has emerged as one of the most prevalent public health problems in the United States. Understanding…