Drinking culture

Bootleg liquor death toll rises in Turkey's northwest

The death toll from bootleg alcohol has risen to 12 in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ's Çorlu district, while seven people are still being treated in intensive care unit for alcohol poisoning.

Two more men, named Vedat Bektaş and Ahmet Ataman, died on July 5 of alcohol poisoning in Çorlu, an industrial town that has been hit by a string of deaths linked to bootleg liquor.

"The consequences can be disastrous" - it has nothing to do with coronavirus

Dragoljub Jovanovi, a pedagogue from the Special Hospital for Addiction Diseases in Drajzerova Street, told RTS that the consequences of drinking alcohol can be catastrophic for a young organism.
Dragoljub Jovanovi says that there are three factors in the development of alcoholism - the substance itself, a person with its individual characteristics and the environment.

Opting for Dry January, Benefits and Negative Effect

Giving up alcohol for January can have both a positive and negative effect on your body, an expert has shared.

While there are obvious benefits associated with avoiding alcohol, such as a reduced risk of developing cancer and liver disease later in life, Dry January can also have a surprising detrimental impact on your body.

Greek adolescents less healthy but feel supported

Greek adolescents rate their health significantly better than their counterparts in other countries although their habits do not justify this confidence, according to a study by the World Health Organization made public this week which also showed that most Greek youngsters feel supported by their families.