'Hair Of The Dog' No Hangover Cure, Say Experts
THURSDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- During this season of good
cheer and abundant holiday parties, hangovers are not uncommon. And
while folk remedies abound, the only things that are truly helpful
in curing the misery of a hangover the morning after are time and
fluid replacement, experts say.
Beware the Exploding Champagne Cork
FRIDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when opening the
champagne bottle on New Year's Eve -- a popped cork can reach a
speed of up to 50 miles per hour, warns an eye expert.
Holiday Drinking Raises Death Toll on U.S. Roads, Experts Warn
FRIDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Two to three times more
people die in alcohol-related crashes on U.S. roads during
Christmas and New Year's than over comparable periods of time
during the rest of the year, says the U.S. National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots
FRIDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- American kids are becoming
obese, or nearly so, at an increasingly young age, with about
one-third of them falling into that category by the time they're 9
months old, researchers have found.