Scientific Temperance Federation

Cora Stoddard

The Scientific Temperance Federation was formed in 1906 upon the death of Mary Hunt. She was a leader of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Hunt was head of the WCTU’s powerful Department of Scientific Temperance Instruction in Schools and Colleges.  Temperance textbooks needed Mary Hunt’s approval to be endorsed by the WCTU. And without …

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Ernest Cherrington: Temperance Leader

Ernest Cherrington

Ernest Cherrington was a leader in the Anti-Saloon League (ASL) and temperance movement. He was also an important temperance writer and journalist. Cherrington was born in 1877 in Hamden, Ohio.  After attending Ohio Wesleyan he taught school. However, he became increasingly concerned over the consumption of alcoholic beverages. He believed reflected a moral decline in …

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Mary Hunt: Temperance Leader

Mary H. Hunt (Mary Hanchet Hunt) was born in 1830 and died in 1906. The amazing Mary Hunt became the single most powerful woman in the U.S. promoting temperance and prohibition. This is her incredible story that influences us even today. I. Amazing Story of Mary Hunt Ms. Hunt’s amazing story of success began in …

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Alcohol Abuse

parental alcohol problems

What are drinking problems? How serious is alcohol abuse among young people? What is the trend in drunk driving? What help is available for alcoholism? I. What Is Alcohol Abuse? To some college students, heavy drinking that leads to vomiting is not alcohol abuse but simply having a good time and being “one of the …

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Alcohol and Vulvar Cancer Risk

alcohol and vaginal cancer

Alcohol and vulvar cancer risk. Are they connected? In a word, no. Drinking alcohol does not increase the risk of developing vulvar cancer. That’s the conclusion of the American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Mayo Clinics, and other medical organizations. Vulvar Cancer Risk Factors Risk factors for vulvar cancer include these. Age. Risk …

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Alcohol and Scrotal Cancer Risk

alcohol and scrotal cancer

Alcohol and scrotal cancer. Are they linked? That is, does drinking alcohol increase the risk of developing cancer of the scrotum? In a word, no. After studying the findings of research around the world, that’s the conclusion of major medical organizations. They include the American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, American Society of Clinical …

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Drinking Alcohol Reduces Weight Gain

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Alcohol reduces weight gain among women. (Sorry, guys.) Women who consume one or two alcoholic drinks daily gain less weight during mid-life. That’s in comparison with alcohol abstainers. Medical researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston published their findings in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Study Investigators examined if alcohol reduces weight gain …

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Alcohol and Fallopian Tube Cancer Risk

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Alcohol and fallopian tube cancer. Are they related? In a word, no. I. Alcohol Not a Risk Factor Drinking alcohol is not a risk factor for developing fallopian tube cancer. So says the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Australian National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers, and CancerHelp UK. Also of the Stanford University Cancer Center …

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Drinking Alcohol and Bone Cancer Risk (Important Facts)

alcohol and bone cancer

Alcohol and bone cancer aren’t associated. Therefore, drinking alcohol doesn’t increase the risk of developing bone cancer. That applies to beer, spirits and wine. That’s the conclusion of major health organizations. They include the National Cancer Institute, American Society of Clinical Oncology, CancerHelp UK, Mayo Clinic, and many others. I. Risk Factors Bone cancer risk factors …

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Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

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The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is the oldest voluntary, non-sectarian women’s organization in continuous existence in the world. It was also among the first organizations to keep a professional lobbyist in Washington, D.C. to promote its agenda. The organization is the “Woman’s” rather than “Women’s” Christian Temperance Union. That’s because it is the individual …

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