Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

• Will wine help me sleep better if I drink it before bed?

Will wine help me sleep better if I drink it before bed?

Q: What are the effects of wine on sleep? Will wine help me sleep better if I drink it before bed? A: The idea that a nightcap is the perfect way to ensure falling asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow is a commonly held belief. Many of us have experienced that warm, […]

• Well-Hungover: The Drinking Man’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After

Well-Hungover: The Drinking Man’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After

Follow the Doctor’s Orders What do you learn after treating 11,000 train wrecks? How to avoid them. We talked to Dr. Jason Burke of Hangover Heaven (read about his treatments here) about the best ways to stay hangover free. Don’t go to sleep. At least not right away. “When you pass out, your organs slow down,” […]

• Beer bellies linked with weak bones

Beer bellies linked with weak bones

Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a “beer belly,” are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. More than 37 million American men over age 20 are obese, according to the National Center for Health […]

• Why Does Scotch Smell Like Band-Aids?

Why Does Scotch Smell Like Band-Aids?

Also disinfectant, crude oil, Sharpies, synthetic insulin… “A friend of mine has type 1 diabetes, for which she injects a synthetic insulin called Humalog. When she does, there’s a quick but very powerful aroma of… Band-Aids. It’s weird. I never thought much of it, until the last time I had a peaty glass of scotch, […]

• Component in red wine may hold answers in Alzheimer’s battle

Component in red wine may hold answers in Alzheimer’s battle

Bob Sessions has never had a drop of alcohol in his life. Yet at age 86, the teetotaler is eager to see if a natural compound found in red wine can combat disease. Sessions enrolls Wednesday in a first-of-a-kind government-sponsored study examining whether resveratrol can alter or delay the destruction of the brain in people […]

• One daily glass of wine 'can double risk of breast cancer'

One daily glass of wine 'can double risk of breast cancer'

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Middle-aged women who drink just one glass of wine a day could double their risk of a common type of breast cancer, scientists warn. According to the U.S. research, even those who drink just seven units a week – half the recommended safe level – have a much greater […]