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Hangover Helper: 6 Ways to Ease the Pain

Posted on 12/31/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe pounding headache, the churning stomach, the remorse for having had one too many — just in time for New Year’s Eve tonight, we have six ways to relieve or even prevent the effects of a hangover tomorrow morning. Oh wait, we forgot the seventh: Don’t overdo it in the first place. Don’t smoke. Smoking while you drink may increase the risk of a hangover the next morning, according to a study in the January 2013 issue of the Journal …

Wine. Beer. Spirits. Yeah!

Posted on 04/3/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthBooze. One of humanity’s earliest culinary inventions and possibly one of the things that started agricultural civilization in the first place, alcohol has been with us for a long time. But we are still learning much about how it affects the body and about our consumption habits. In other words, there’s good points and there’s bad points. A recent study suggests that moderate and constant consumption (two beers a day) gave men a 42% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The …

A Drink A Day May Keep Stroke Away — For Women

Posted on 03/12/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthLadies, I have some good news for you. That glass of wine we like to have with dinner at the end of the day? It may help protect us against stroke. A new study that followed nearly 84,000 women for 26 years found that women who drank a glass of wine, beer or a mixed drink daily were less likely to have a stroke, when compared to women didn’t drink at all. The study was published last week in the …