Alcohol

South African Alcohol Ban Stirs Frustration but May Free Up Hospitals

12 hours ago   |   Medscape

South Africa's decision to reimpose a ban on the sale of alcohol upset consumers and the hospitality sector on Monday, but health experts said it could free up space in...
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Alcohol and Cardioprotection: Enduring Truth or Myth?

15 hours ago   |   Medscape

The WHO calls alcohol a toxic substance, yet cardiology guidelines give tacit approval to moderate drinking. Cardiologist and epidemiologist Christopher Labos reviews recent...
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Alcohol and autoclaving are not efficient for disinfecting face masks

1 day ago   |   News Medical

A University of Cincinnati researcher is advising against using two widely available sterilization methods to clean disposable surgical masks and N95 respirators for reuse in...
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Limp handshake? You may be at risk of a potentially fatal liver disease

Limp handshake? You may be at risk of a potentially fatal liver disease

1 day ago   |   Daily Mail   |   3 articles

While social distancing means it's currently barred, new research has revealed that a limp handshake or a weak grip could be an early warning sign of non-alcoholic fatty liver...
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People in affluent neighborhoods drink alcohol more frequently, study finds

1 day ago   |   News Medical

People in wealthier neighborhoods drink alcohol twice as frequently as people in poorer areas, suggests a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public...
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Autoclaving, alcohol not the best options for disinfecting, reusing face masks

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

Two widely available sterilization methods to clean disposable surgical masks and N95 respirators may not be the best options for hospitals needing to extend the life of...
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Should We Be Drinking Less?

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.
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Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

1 day ago   |   BBC   |   5 articles

It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.
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Chicago seeking help in identifying 19 persons of interest connected to ARSON ATTACKS during city's engineered riots

Chicago seeking help in identifying 19 persons of interest connected to ARSON ATTACKS during city's engineered riots

2 days ago   |   Natural News

Officers from the Chicago Police Department , investigators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Response Team , together with other...
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Experts develop a simple questionnaire to raise awareness about managing liver disease

3 days ago   |   News Medical

Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socializing in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn.
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