Dec 1, 2016

Miracle alcoholism 'cure' may not work: Dutch study

A drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism and prescribed for this purpose in France, may work no better than counseling, Dutch researchers said Wednesday. Without proof of its efficacy, prescribing high doses of the drug known as baclofen may be irresponsible, they ...

In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast

Nov 18, 2016

In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast

Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to make them — around 30,000 are kept on ice at just one laboratory by scientists seeking the perfect ingredient for the perfect brew. A team ...

Alcohol consumption blamed for 5% of new cancer cases

Nov 3, 2016

Alcohol consumption blamed for 5% of new cancer cases

Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in Paris. Comparing the cancer risk of people who drink to that of people ...

Aug 28, 2016

Alcohol abstinence reduces recurrence of esophagus cancer: study

Alcohol abstinence halves the risk of esophagus cancer from recurring, Japanese researchers have found. The team of researchers, led by Kyoto University professor Manabu Muto, conducted endoscopic examinations of esophaguses of 330 early-stage cancer patients once every six months over an 80 month period. ...