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Why do some people get flushed when they drink?

It can be embarrassing, but it also may be a survival skill. Find out why some of us get red-faced while tying one on.

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  • 5 Common Uses of Medical Cannabis

    5 Common Uses of Medical Cannabis

    Learn more about medical cannabis. Find out the five common symptoms that medical cannabis helps to relieve. See more »

  • 5 Family Intervention Tips

    5 Family Intervention Tips

    If you know an addict who needs help, a family intervention might be their only hope. Get the tips you need to hold a successful one. See more »

  • Are tobacco companies increasing the nicotine content in cigarettes?

    Are tobacco companies increasing the nicotine content in cigarettes?

    Are major cigarette companies secretly increasing cigarettes' nicotine content? Check out the evidence for an increase in nicotine levels in cigarettes in the last 10 years. See more »

  • Can alcohol cause anxiety?

    Can alcohol cause anxiety?

    Insomnia, upset stomach, sweating, fast heartbeat -- this is the day-to-day of someone with an anxiety disorder. A cocktail (or a beer or glass of wine) can affect anxiety in many ways, but some people think one is almost a side effect of the other. See more »

  • Can I get cancer from one cigarette?

    Can I get cancer from one cigarette?

    A 2010 surgeon general's report about the dangers of smoking led to headlines warning "One Cigarette Can Kill You!" Should you take this claim with a grain of salt or start worrying about that cigarette you puffed at a party five years ago? See more »

  • History of Medical Cannabis Use

    History of Medical Cannabis Use

    People often joke about the supposed benefits of "medical" marijuana, but the controversial plant has a surprisingly long history of use for medicinal purposes. We'll get a whiff of cannabis' medical history in this article. See more »

  • How can nicotine be good for me?

    How can nicotine be good for me?

    Nicotine based drugs are currently under development by pharmaceutical companies. Find out which ailments could be treated with nicotine based drugs. See more »

  • How does alcohol make you drunk?

    How does alcohol make you drunk?

    At best, drinking alcohol can lower your inhibitions and relax you; at worst, it can be dangerous. Find out exactly how alcohol does what it does. See more »

  • How does smoking starve your heart of oxygen?

    How does smoking starve your heart of oxygen?

    You know how some people try to commit suicide by enclosing themselves in a garage with a running vehicle? When you smoke, you're filling your blood with that same deadly chemical -- carbon monoxide. See more »

  • How Hangovers Work

    How Hangovers Work

    Think the "hair of the dog that bit you" is your road to salvation? Think again! There is some complicated chemistry going on in the body when you overimbibe. See more »

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