Vascular Dementia: Drinking one unit of alcohol a day raises risk of developing condition | Health | Life & Style

A study by researchers at Oxford and Cardiff found drinking just three and a half glasses of wine a week is enough to raise the risk of dementia. A study of more than 13,000 adults is the largest of its kind to show the link between even low levels of alcohol intake and damage to the brain. Both men and women who drank just over one unit of alcohol a day suffered a decline in brain function over four years. One unit of alcohol equates to one measure of spirits,…

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Defrost windscreen: Rubbing alcohol will thaw ice in seconds | Property | Life & Style

Defrosting your car windscreen is essential if it freezes and obstructs your view when driving. In fact, it is illegal to drive if your windscreen is not defrosted sufficiently to see. For those who find the process long and inconvenient, there is a simple trick to make it easier.  Using a £1.35 item mixed with water, you can thaw your windshield in seconds – leaving you free to drive. The item is rubbing alcohol, a common household item usually used as an antiseptic.  It also comes in handy for your…

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