It’s not unusual for the busy individual (female especially) to relax with a glass of wine after a long day. She is likely to believe that the indulgence ensures she can wind down and enjoy a peaceful night of rest. According to recent research, however, she would be wrong.
Pregnancy, breast cancer, and heart disease are women’s health issues frequently discussed among health experts. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added binge drinking as another health concern for women. Binge drinking could potentially damage a woman’s overall health, and could add risks to all of the women’s health issues mentioned above.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a condition that can significantly alter the development of a child and affect cognitive and behavioral functions. The cognitive and behavioral problems follow a child throughout his or her life, creating challenges in academic and professional achievement as well as personal relationships.
Women have made tremendous strides in achieving equality within the culture. Women have greater freedom and potential in the workplace than ever before and more women are completing college. Women are testing the limits of gender-defined roles in the military. But a new study shows one way at least, in which women’s gains are not[.....]
The use of alcohol during pregnancy can result in many serious problems that follow the child through to adulthood, but many women ignore or are unaware of the risks of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). In addition, many women consume alcohol before they realize that they are expecting.
Drunk British Teen Steals from Police Locker Room Arran Humphries, 18, of Worcester, staggered into the local police station, stole items from the officers’ locker room after entering the station through a back door that had been left open by a janitor. Humphries said he went to the police station in search of a ride[.....]
A 78-year old woman from Albany, New York, will serve at least two years and four months in prison for driving drunk and smashing her car into a daycare center, injuring two people. Marion Albert drank four or five glasses of scotch before backing out of the bar she operated near Second and Quail streets.
Research has proven that prenatal alcohol exposure can impair brain development. According to a recent release in Science Daily, rodent studies have found a blunted response to an acutely painful event in alcohol-exposed human newborns. This finding indicates that prenatal alcohol may alter the development of the brainâ€™s pain regulatory system.
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is known to cause serious problems for the unborn child, especially if volumes are high. A new study from Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research suggests that the amount and timing of alcohol consumption in pregnancy affects child behavior in different ways.
It is well known that drinking alcohol is more harmful to women than it is to men, but new research delves deeper into this imbalance among genders. When women drink, they become intoxicated more quickly than men do, and the alcohol causes more damage.