Foods to eat and avoid when hungover

A hangover is a group of symptoms that commonly occur following excessive alcohol consumption.

The symptoms of a hangover vary from one person to another. However, most people experience headache, tiredness, and irritability. Nausea and excessive thirst are also common. The severity of these symptoms usually correlates with the amount of alcohol a person consumed.

Many people claim that certain foods and drinks can cure a hangover. While there is no actual “cure” for a hangover, research indicates that certain foods may help to alleviate hangover symptoms.

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How long does Xanax last?

Alprazolam (Xanax) is a useful medication for certain mental health conditions. Xanax starts to work quickly, and it stays in the body long after the effects of one dose have worn off.

Doctors often prescribe Xanax for generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. It is one of the most widely used medications for these conditions, and it belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, or “benzos.”

Xanax works by increasing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid, a neurotransmitter in the brain that increases feelings of calmness.

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How to Reduce Binge Drinking: Strategies for Big Parties or a Night In

The phrase “binge drinking” may conjure up images of college students chugging out of red plastic cups filled to the brim with beer or spring breakers downing round after round of tequila shots. While binge drinking is indeed most common among younger adults, they are hardly alone in their excessive alcohol consumption in short periods of time: One in six Americans binge drinks four times a month, External link  and more than half of the 17.5 billion binge drinks consumed by adults annually is attributed to those 35 and older.

Binge drinking increased 8.9% across the United States between 2005 and 2012, External link  according to a study published in the American Journal for Public HealthJohn Clapp, External link  interim dean and a professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, says that the public needs to pay attention to the notable changes in who is engaging in this unhealthy behavior.

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Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain

A chemical imbalance in the brain occurs when a person has either too little or too much of certain neurotransmitters.

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that pass information between nerve cells. Examples of neurotransmitters include serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

People sometimes call serotonin and dopamine the “happy hormones” because of the roles that they play in regulating mood and emotions.

A popular hypothesis is that mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, develop as a result of chemical imbalances in the brain.

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6 evidence based ways to calm down

Although stress is a natural part of life that tends to come and go, some people may find it difficult to calm down in stressful situations.

If a person’s stress or anxiety levels become chronic or overwhelming, they may wish to speak to their doctor.

There are also several steps that people can take to calm down in tense or stressful situations, as well as ways to help prevent and reduce stress.

Keep reading for some tips to reduce stress and anxiety and calm down.

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