Can you avoid hangovers after heavy drinking?

first_imgPinterest 789 Canadian students were surveyed about their drinking in the previous month, and questioned about the number of drinks, the timeframe of consumption, and the severity of their hangover. The researchers calculated the estimated Blood Alcohol Concentration in those who experienced hangovers and those who didn’t. In fact, four-fifths (79%) of those who claimed not to experience hangovers had an estimated blood alcohol level of less than 0.10%.According to lead author Dr Joris Verster (Utrecht University);‘We have been working with Canadian and Dutch students on this issue. In general, we found a pretty straight relationship; the more you drink, the more likely you are to get a hangover. The majority of those who in fact reported never having a hangover tended to drink less, perhaps less than they themselves thought would lead to a hangover’.In a further refinement, the group looked at whether eating or drinking water directly after drinking alcohol made you less likely to experience a hangover. They questioned 826 Dutch students on their latest heavy drinking session, and whether they had food or water after the alcohol. 449 students (54.4%) ate after drinking. The students were asked to rate their hangover (from absent to extreme). In fact, hangover severity was not very different between the two groups.As Joris Verster said‘Those who took food or water showed a slight statistical improvement in how they felt over those who didn’t, but this didn’t really translate into a meaningful difference. From what we know from the surveys so far, the only practical way to avoid a hangover is to drink less alcohol’.He added ‘These are early questionnaire-based studies, and are amongst the first of their kind. This means they have limitations, but they do give us an indication of what happens. Our next step is to move forward with more controlled trials’.Commenting for the ECNP, Dr Michael Bloomfield (University College, London) said:“Throughout the world the economic and social costs of alcohol abuse run into hundreds of billions of euros per year. It’s therefore very important to answer simple questions like ‘how do you avoid a hangover?’ Whilst further research is needed, this new research tells us that the answer is simple – ‘drink less’.” LinkedIn Share Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter Email Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be ‘no’ and ‘no’ according to new research presented the ECNP conference in Amsterdam.Excessive alcohol consumption has familiar consequences, many of them quite damaging. If a person does not experience a hangover – and 25% to 30% of drinkers regularly claim this – they may be more likely to continue drinking, so good research into the outcomes of drinking to excess is needed.A group of international researchers from the Netherlands and Canada have surveyed drinking habits to see what can be understood about ‘the morning after’.last_img read more

Boyland listed among replacements for Italy clash

first_imgFletcher has made 11 changes to the side that lost 32-27 to Scotland in the opening game of the Festival on Saturday.John Fletcher said: “We’ve reflected on the Scotland game and we know we have to be better. “The players were bitterly disappointed to lose, however often the best learning comes from defeat, especially at this age, and I expect us to be better on Wednesday.“We have played with good attacking intent this season in wanting to cause the opposition problems and score lots of tries. There are a couple of things in our attack that could be better, especially our integration between high numbers and low numbers and from a defensive point of view we just didn’t problem solve in that second half against Scotland.“This is a different group of players, we’ve made lots of changes to give all the players equal opportunities to play and are excited to see this team go and show what we’re about against a good Italian side who were really unfortunate to lose to Ireland in the last kick of the game.”last_img read more

Loan watch: Taylor seals winner

first_imgMatty Taylor scored a late winner as Oxford United secured their fourth-consecutive victory.Taylor’s turn and shot with just five minutes to go sealed a 2-1 win against Southend United at the Kassam Stadium.The win moves Taylor and co into the League One play-off places.Max O’Leary kept a clean sheet at the Memorial Stadium as Shrewsbury Town overcame Bristol Rovers 1-0.Taylor Moore played the full 90 minutes for managerless Blackpool as they defeated Ipswich Town 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.Elsewhere in League One, Sammie Szmodics started again for Peterborough as they drew 1-1 with Burton and Liam Walsh played the whole game for Coventry on Sunday when they beat fellow high-flyers Sunderland 1-0 at home.In League Two, Johnny Smith scored his ninth league goal of the season for Oldham Athletic as they beat George Nurse’s Newport County 5-0. Tyreeq Bakinson started for Plymouth in a 2-1 loss at Bradford City.In non-league, Robbie Cundy scored his first goal for Torquay in a 2-0 win over Chorley but it was not such a good afternoon for Sam Pearson who played 90 minutes for Bath City who lost 2-0 at Braintree Town.last_img read more

Ronaldo named Europe’s top player

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has been crowned European Footballer of the Year by France Football magazine.Ronaldo, 23, won the prestigious Ballon d’Or trophy after scoring 42 goals as Manchester United won the Champions League and Premier League last season.Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was second and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was third.Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard were also in the running to succeed Kaka as Europe’s top star.However, Ronaldo’s defining role in United’s Double-winning season won over the 96 journalists on the Ballon D’Or panel.The Portuguese international became only the fifth player to score more than 30 goals in a Premier League season as United pipped Chelsea to the domestic title. Ronaldo’s tally of 42 goals earned him the Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer, making him the first winger to collect that honour.Ronaldo’s 42nd strike of an astonishing season came in Moscow as United drew 1-1 with Chelsea in the Champions League final. He went on to miss his spot-kick in the resulting penalty shoot-out but United still triumphed.The only real disappointment for Ronaldo came at Euro 2008.The winger was expected to be one of the stars of the tournament but he struggled to lift his side and Portugal went out in the quarter-finals.A summer of fevered speculation over Ronaldo’s future followed after he conceded a dream move would be a switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid. But United dug their heels in and in October Ronaldo pledged his future to the Old Trafford club.Torres, meanwhile, enjoyed a phenomenal debut season in the Premier League following his big-money move from Atletico Madrid.The 24-year-old scored 24 goals for Liverpool, the highest by a foreign player in their maiden season, and went on to score the winner for Spain in the Euro 2008 final.RECENT BALLON D’OR WINNERS2007 Kaka2006 Fabio Cannavaro2005 Ronaldinho2004 Andriy Shevchenko2003 Pavel Nedved2002 Ronaldo2001 Michael Owen2000 Luis Figo Source: BBClast_img read more

Danny Trejo rescues special needs child from overturned car after L.A. car accident

first_imgDisney Channel/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) —  While he spent his career playing tough guys on the big and small screen, Machete series star Danny Trejo showed his tender side Wednesday, when he crawled into a flipped-over car, and helped rescue a special needs child who was trapped inside. KABC-TV reports that Trejo, 75, happened to be in the area when two cars collided in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, after one car ran a red light and smashed into the one the child’s grandmother was driving, which rolled over from the impact. Trejo crawled into the overturned wreckage from one side, but couldn’t unfasten the kid’s car set, which the actor said undoubtedly saved the boy’s life. Another good Samaritan crawled in from the other side and unlocked the buckles, allowing Trejo to pull the child to safety. Meanwhile, firefighters had to use equipment to free the boy’s grandmother. Trejo, who works with special needs children, said he kept the child distracted while the rescuers did their work. “I kept facing him away from the accident,” the actor and entrepreneur noted.“He was panicked,” Trejo said, explaining how he got the boy out of the wreckage. “I said, ‘OK we have to use our superpowers.’ So he screamed ‘superpowers’ and we started yelling ‘superpowers.’ I said, ‘Do this, with the muscles.’ He said ‘muscles.’”Neither occupants were seriously hurt.Trejo summed up his actions to the ABC News affiliate, “Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else. Everything. It’s how I live my life.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more