Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 20 September 2017 Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can improve your chances of living. Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can improve your chances of living to the ripe old age of 85 without suffering from dementia and other cognitive health problems – particularly if your older and middle class. Based on a 29-year-long study, medical scientists at the University of California suggest that women and men who consume “moderate to heavy” quantities of alcohol on five to seven days per week are twice as likely to reach the age of 85 with their mental health intact than their tea totalling peers. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical SEE: Here’s something you should do every 2 hours if you sweat a lot Lifestyle The surprising reason you’re getting side pains once a month Diet and nutrition 5 myths about antioxidants that will blow your mind Lifestyle 7 body parts we don't actually need Sex Are you having the right amount of sex for your health? Medical SEE: How much liquid can a condom hold? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?