Many times, the lives of pub goers are exposed to danger on the way home from the bar. People will not quit drinking, claims Ľubomír Straka who heads the Institute of Forensic Medicine and Medical Expertise at the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine at Comenius University and University Hospital in Martin, but Slovaks need to end their binge drinking ‘culture’.
What you will learn from the interview:
- who is more likely to become an alcoholic - Southerners or Slavs;
- why Slovaks drink a lot;
- what kapurková means;
- how to recover from a hangover quickly;
- what happens to the body of a person dying through alcohol;
- why women drinking in public are a problem;
- are alcohol-related stereotypes based on facts?
- is alcohol good for your health?
As a medical examiner, you have been working on unusual research on the effects of alcohol on mortality for 20 years. What have you learnt?
Forensic medicine, in addition to assessing violence against living persons, both perpetrators or victims, also examines signs of violence against dead human bodies and we therefore perform autopsies.