Alcohol consumption

Health Q&A: Can drinking alcohol cause nerve damage?

Q: Can drinking alcohol cause nerve damage, especially peripheral neuropathy?—Erica, Philadelphia A: Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves in the hands and feet stop working properly, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain in those areas. Medical experts suggest that there are many causes of neuropathy, but heavy alcohol consumption has been shown to have a […]

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Upward trend in alcohol consumption continues as pandemic continues, new poll finds

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, August 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A second wave of findings from a study conducted by RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, found that increases in alcohol consumption seen at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, including binge drinking, have been maintained for at least november 2020. Compared to […]

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Namibia: alcohol consumption among young people should not become a public health crisis

As countries in southern Africa decrease restrictions on the sale of alcohol, the question that should be asked is: do we want to see and experience a permanent change in the way alcohol is sold and consumed in our communities? communities and our country? This question should be asked by politicians, media professionals, civil society […]

Alcohol consumption

Alcohol use linked to nearly 750,000 cancer cases in 2020, new study finds

Doctors are sounding the alarm over research showing a link between alcohol consumption and cancer. More than 700,000 new cancer cases were linked to alcohol consumption in 2020 – a time when many Americans reported drinking more. The research, published in the July 13 edition of Lancet Oncology, found that more than 4% of all […]