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  • Alcohol increases autoimmune disease risk, worsens symptoms
    Alcohol increases autoimmune disease risk, worsens symptoms
    If you don't know what an autoimmune disease is, you haven't had the distinct pleasure of hearing from your physician that you have one… your fortunate. It's just like it sounds: A body's immune system goes on auto and...
  • Three ways alcohol triggers asthma attacks
    Three ways alcohol triggers asthma attacks
    With a rash of new inhaler-type treatments, more effective drugs like kinase inhibitors, and the promise of immunotherapy, what gets lost in the shuffle for asthmatics is what brings on an asthmatic attack. Some asthmatics learn the hard way that...
  • Alcohol's pricetag? Enough for every citizen to get a free 48 in. HDTV each year
    Alcohol's pricetag? Enough for every citizen to get a free 48 in. HDTV each year
    Drinking alcohol is a cultural norm in this country and most of the planet. Has been for a long time. And that isn't likely to change much in my lifetime. The Sobriety :60+ episodes look at the various health consequences for the drinker, and...
  • Keys to early sobriety success
    Keys to early sobriety success
    A common error made by those who've never lived a day in their lives challenged by alcohol is that all someone who has a drinking problem needs to do is just stop drinking. There's some sort of finish line in their minds. Those of us who&...
  • Blue eyes
    Research sees a link between blue eyes and alcoholism
    Crystal Gayle's biggest hit as a singer asks “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?” The song talked about a lost love, but now a similar question might be asked about alcoholism. On July 2, CBS News looked at the results of a...
  • Alcoholism and eye color linked? New study suggests this may be the case
    Alcoholism eye color link: Fate of alcohol dependency suggested in baby blues?
    A new study suggests there is a link between eye color and the risk of developing alcoholism and the findings of this research were published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. According to this study, people with lighter eye colors...
  • Alcoholism and Eye color linked
    Alcoholism: Eye color may be linked to developing alcohol addiction, study says
    What’s behind those blue eyes? Alcoholism, purports one study. Eye color may be linked to the onset of an alcohol addiction – as well as a host of other psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder...
  • Alcoholism eye color study, could you be at risk?
    Alcoholism eye color study, could you be at risk?
    A scientific study has revealed that your eye color could determine if you could be at a higher risk of alcoholism according to a Thursday, July 2 report from Fox News. Scientists have linked blue eyes with alcoholism and stated that the link...
  • The eyes have it: Vermont study connects alcoholism and eye color
    The eyes have it: Vermont study connects alcoholism and eye color
    People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of being alcoholic, according to a new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont.The work is the first to make a direct connection between a person’s eye color and alcohol...
  • Three ways alcohol will put you at risk on hot summer days
    Three ways alcohol will put you at risk on hot summer days
    Summer weather means outdoor fun in the higher temperatures. The beer commercials urge you and your buddies to grab a cold one to beat the heat. However, the heat will beat you if you heed the call of the Clydesdales. Here are three reasons why...
  • Father's Day: Alcohol has a tie to prostate trouble, hair loss and graying
    Father's Day: Alcohol has a tie to prostate trouble, hair loss and graying
    For those of us fortunate to be dads, here are three fast facts to think about after Father's Day or until the next one.First, do you want more gray hair in next year's bar-b-q photo? Gray hair is tied to genetics and just getting older...
  • New study links alcohol, gender, insomnia and suicide
    New study links alcohol, gender, insomnia and suicide
    Previous episodes of The Sobriety :60+ have covered sleep and alcohol,alcohol and suicide, and the ways genders handle alcohol differently. Those are episodes 19, 15 and 42 if you're YouTubing. A new study shows how the three topics converge....
  • Adding Fire to the Fuel
    Study: 33 million have an 'I-Don't-Have-a-Problem' alcohol problem
    Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) asked 36,000 adults about lifetime drinking habits, including current or within the past year. In the study published June 3 online in JAMA Psychiatry, 14 percent of...
  • Alcoholism is progressive and persists even once sober, no matter how long
    Alcoholism is progressive and persists even once sober, no matter how long
    Emphysema. Cancer. Type 1 diabetes. Rheumatoid arthritis. Alcoholism. These five diseases are examples of progressive diseases. Progressive means they go from bad to worse and don't just spontaneously go from diagnosis to recovery. They get...
  • Genders differ in damage from alcohol use
    Genders differ in damage from alcohol use
    Men and women are different. Duh. But, there's a lot to be said for the differences between the sexes when the conversation is about alcohol. Drinking over the long term is more likely to damage a woman’s health than a man’s, even...
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