Latest Damaris J. Rohsenow Stories

2014-03-04 13:14:43

-Many people believe that hangovers can either delay subsequent drinking due to pain and discomfort, or hasten drinking to relieve hangover symptoms. -A new study investigates if a hangover that follows a drinking episode can influence the time to next drink. -Results indicate that hangovers appear to have a very modest effect on subsequent drinking. Many if not most people during their lives have experienced a hangover. Some people believe that hangovers might delay subsequent drinking...

Smoking Makes Your Hangovers Worse
2012-12-05 11:32:36

[ Watch the Video: Smoking While Drinking Can Make Hangovers Worse ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For many people, drinking and smoking belong together like summer and shorts or coffee shops and acoustic guitars. To the sober person, (or the non-smoker) the combination of heavy drinking and smoking sounds like a one-two punch to the human body. To those who are accustomed to such behavior, this pairing is as common and natural as life itself. New...

2009-12-18 10:00:00

Many alcoholic beverages contain byproducts of the materials used in the fermenting process. These byproducts are called "congeners," complex organic molecules with toxic effects including acetone, acetaldehyde, fusel oil, tannins, and furfural. Bourbon has 37 times the amount of congeners that vodka has. A new study has found that while drinking a lot of bourbon can cause a worse hangover than drinking a lot of vodka, impairment in people's next-day task performance is about the same for...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.