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A night of revelry can mean an uncomfortable day after. Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com

Hangovers happen as your body tries to protect itself from alcohol’s toxic effects

Researchers know the basic biology of what happens to your system after a night of heavy drinking. Unfortunately, evidence-based cures for the common hangover are still at the investigation stage.
Further evidence about the harms of alcohol has accumulated over the past decade since the last guidelines were released. Syda Productions/Shtterstock

Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: new draft guidelines

New draft guidelines recommend limiting alcohol consumption to no more than ten standard drinks per week and no more than four standard drinks on any one day.
A man dressed as Saint Patrick blesses the crowd in Dublin as the parade makes its way through the Irish capital in 1998. AP Photo/John Cogill

The truth about St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish continue to express gratitude for St. Patrick's unselfish commitment to their spiritual well-being, even as the rest of the world celebrates by drowning in booze.

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