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Your Brain on Alcohol Blackouts

“Uuuuggh…no, no, no, no, noooo!?” Like a scene out of Hangover 3, the moment you remember that you don’t remember the night before&8230;is gut-wrenching! It’s perfectly normal to feel riddled with guilt and shame as you wrack your brain for any evidence you may have made a fool of yourself the night before. Memory seemingly […]

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Does Moderate Alcohol Consumption Improve Brain Function?

It is well documented that excessive consumption of alcohol is linked to various serious health problems. Heavy drinking is a known risk factor for diseases such as cardiovascular problems, some types of cancer, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, pancreatitis and high blood pressure, among others.But what about low-to-moderate alcohol consumption? A number of studies published in recent […]

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Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood

Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.

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