What Is a Hangover?
The term hangover refers to a constellation of unpleasant and painful symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol.
How to Prevent Getting a Hangover
The only certain way to prevent hangover symptoms is to not drink any alcohol are all, but if you do plan to drink there are steps that you can take to reduce your chances of getting a hangover.
The Causes of a Hangover
Hangovers are caused by a variety of factors including the direct effect of alcohol on the systems of the body as well as other factors associated with drinking behavior.
The Symptoms of a Hangover
A hangover is a collection of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that occur after a session of heavy alcohol consumption.
Women Get Worse Hangovers Than Men
Researchers have found that women not only get drunk on less alcohol than men but they also suffer worse hangovers.
Smoking a Factor in Hangovers?
Drinkers who smoke heavily on the same day they drink heavily are more likely to experience a hangover the next day than those who do not smoke.
Hangovers - A Pain in the Workplace
Excessive drinking by employees cost businesses and industries worldwide billions of dollars in absenteeism and lost productivity, but it is not the heavy drinkers.
Acetaldehyde May Be the Culprit in Hangovers
A recent study that examines hangovers and genetics among Japanese workers has found that the toxicity of acetaldehyde leads to hangovers in individuals with a particular genotype.
Adolescent Experience Milder Hangovers?
Research shows that adolescents experience less anxiety during the hangover phase and recover faster from this hangover effect than do adults, in experiments with rats.
UK Survey: 78 Percent Have Missed Work Due to Hangovers
According to a survey by Peninsula, an employment law firm, 78 percent of British workers admit to calling in sick because of a hangover and 71 percent say they have nodded off at work when they did show up with a hangover.
Drinking, Smoking Damages the Brain's Prefrontal Cortex
A Australian study has found that chronic smoking and alcohol abuse cause actual molecular changes that affect the brain's prefrontal cortex which is known to mediate desire, craving, pleasure, self control, decision making, fear and emotion.
Cure for Hangover Unlikely
Because many factors are involved in hangovers, a cure probably is unattainable, according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal.
What Is a Hangover?
A hangover is basically caused by toxins from alcohol and dehydration.
Voodoo and Other Hangover Cures
Check out how our ancestors cured their holiday hangovers.