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Exercise may help protect the brain from effects of heavy drinking
Date: 2013-04-17 12:26:43

Alcohol consumption can affect both the mind and body, making regular lab tests important for regular drinkers. Recently, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco discovered another way that people who imbibe can help protect their health: exercise.

The scientists discovered that heavy drinkers who exercised regularly experienced less damage to their brains' white matter than those who did not work out often, or at all.

Alcohol is dangerous, exercise may help... Full Story

Researchers shine light on factors that keep people from receiving a liver
Date: 2013-04-11 15:58:02

The sooner a liver condition is detected, the better, since an issue with this organ could progress to the point of needing a transplant. To avoid this issue, people should regularly get liver function profile lab tests to make sure this organ is functioning properly. Recently, researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago conducted an anonymous survey of U.S. transplant providers to discover what lowers a person's eligibility to receive one.

According to the findings, psychiatric factors, particularly suicide attempts, incarceration and marijuana use, can all harm a person's chances of receiving a liver transplant.

Harming eligibility... Full Story

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