Medical News Today: Home remedies to ease a hangover

A hangover can leave someone with fatigue, nausea, and muscle aches. People swear by certain hangover cures, but do home remedies really help? Drinking alcohol can cause fatigue, nausea, brain fog, and low mood the next day. People who are experiencing a hangover feel these symptoms partly because of the after-effects of drinking alcohol, including: …

Medical News Today: Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?

Alcohol can cause night sweats in some people. Night sweats occur because alcohol can affect the nervous system and how the body regulates and senses body temperature, blood pressure, and heart activity. Night sweats may also result from alcohol withdrawal or alcohol intolerance. For people who already have night sweats, such as those going through …

Medical News Today: Giving up alcohol for just 1 month has lasting benefits

Many of us will have enjoyed numerous glasses of wine, beer, champagne, or other alcoholic beverages over the winter holidays. Thus, in January, we may feel the need to take a break from alcohol. An alcohol-free month is the best choice we could possibly make for our health, British researchers conclude. Going without alcohol for …

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery

Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams. …

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization

New research suggests that moderate drinking may lower the risk of being hospitalized for any cause, including cardiovascular conditions. Drinking in moderation may reduce the risk of hospitalization. The effects of alcohol consumption on health are the subject of much controversy. Some studies have suggested that moderate drinking may reduce the risk of stroke, depression, …

Medical News Today: Who is most likely to experience ‘hangxiety?’

New research has found that very shy people are more likely to have anxiety, possibly at debilitating levels, during a hangover. The findings also suggest that for these people, “hangxiety” might signal a higher risk of alcohol dependence. Some people may experience debilitating anxiety after a night of heavy drinking. Alcohol use disorder (AUD), a …