Teen Drinking May Have Long-Term Effects
Drinking alcohol in your late teen years could lead to liver problems in your adult years, according to a new study.
Cirrhosis Survival Spiked
Good news for cirrhosis patients: Survival may be much more common than it once was.
How Your Drinking Patterns May Affect Your Liver
Drinking too much can be unhealthy for the liver, but taking a break may help. Daily drinking may increase cirrhosis risk, and for those who do drink, wine may be the least damaging option.
Did James Bond's Martini Give Him a Tremor?
Fictional British spy James Bond, 007, asked for his martinis to be "shaken, not stirred" — but new research suggests that his preference may have resulted from an alcohol induced tremor.
Staying Sober for a New Liver
Liver transplant patients with a history of alcohol abuse often go through a treatment program before surgery. But the temptation to drink doesn’t stop once the surgery is over.
Heavy drinking can burden anyone’s liver. But in people who are also overweight, heavy drinking may really push the liver past its limits.
Unhealthy Cocktail After Stomach Surgery
When the weight won't come off, patients can consider surgery on their stomachs to shed the pounds. Though surgery can be helpful in losing weight, one procedure might have more risks than others when it comes to drinking alcohol.
With Hep C, Alcohol is a No Go
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.
Who's the Drunkest of Them All?
Many Americans may enjoy drinking on New Year's Eve, but they don't top the charts. In fact, the US is not even among the 25 "drunkest" countries in world alcohol consumption rates.
Gene Uncorks Pancreatitis in Heavy Drinkers
Excessive drinking has been linked to chronic pancreatitis, but only a fraction of alcoholics get the disease. A gene mutation can identify men who are at highest risk.