More than 100 deaths in the Dominican Republic from drinking traditional alcohol as a remedy for the coronavirus

More than 100 deaths in the Dominican Republic from drinking traditional alcohol as a remedy for the coronavirus

At least 109 people have died in the Dominican Republic because they drank clerén, an alcohol made by craftsmen from Haiti, believing it was an effective remedy against the coronavirus, Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas reported Friday. “130 cases and 109 deaths,” Sánchez Cárdenas said in an appearance about the...

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What would be the benefits of wine for the body?

What would be the benefits of wine for the body?

Studies have been carried out to demonstrate the benefits of wine. Fundamentally, it has been found that it could help prevent cardiovascular diseases and some types of tumors. Actually, the benefits of wine are not due to alcohol, but to the presence of resveratrol, one of the polyphenols in wine....

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Do you want to sleep better, save money and lose weight? Try ‘Dry January’

Do you want to sleep better, save money and lose weight? Try ‘Dry January’

New research from the University of Sussex shows that taking part in Dry January – abstaining from booze for a month – sees people regaining control of their drinking, having more energy, better skin and losing weight. They also report drinking less months later. The research, led by Sussex psychologist...

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If you want to quit smoking, you should also think about quitting alcohol

If you want to quit smoking, you should also think about quitting alcohol

If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too. New research has found that heavy drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may find that reducing their alcohol use can also help them quit their daily smoking habit....

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How can a DUI impact family life?

How can a DUI impact family life?

In May 2017, traffic law was amended to crack down harder on those who drink and drive. Today, those who commit two or more drink driving violations in less than two years will lose their driver’s license and be referred to health authorities, who will evaluate the possible existence of...

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