Alcohol Dependence Deadlier Than Smoking Among Women

While researchers and clinicians know that the mortality rates among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals are high, most of that knowledge is based on studies of clinical populations. A new study is the first to examine excess mortality and its predictors among AD...

Medical students, burnout and alcohol

Medical students are more prone to alcohol abuse than their peers not attending medical school, especially if they are young, single and under a high debt load. That’s according to a study on medical student burnout by researchers at Mayo Clinic. The findings...

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder due to thiamine deficiency.   Causes Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff syndrome are different conditions that are both due to brain damage caused by a lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine).   A lack of vitamin B1 is...
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