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Many people have stopped drinking alcohol completely. What happens to your body when you do that?
"Drunk hiccups" seem to be a real phenomenon, rather than just a gag in classic cartoons, but we know surprisingly little about what actually causes them.
A compound in grape skins called quercetin might disrupt alcohol metabolism, causing some people to get headaches after drinking red wine, a lab study suggests.
A small, proof-of-concept study in monkeys reveals the potential of a one-off gene therapy to treat people with alcohol use disorder who haven't responded to other treatments.
People from food cultures where wine is a daily part of life have famously low rates of heart disease and long lives. But does drinking wine actually help you live longer?
To produce vodka, you must first ferment a foodstuff that contains sugar or starch, then distill the product to increase its alcohol content. But what is vodka made from?
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