Recent Articles on Alcohol: Problems and Solutions

Alcohol Drinking by Youth Continues to Drop in Western World

The popular belief is that there is a drinking epidemic among young people. In reality, alcohol drinking by youth continues to drop. Research in more prosperous parts of the world shows “solid evidence” of less drinking by young people since 2005. In fact, surveys in the U.S. and some other countries demonstrate drops in drinking […]

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14 Ways Drinking Alcohol Is Good for Health (Medical and Health Facts)

Alcohol is good for health when consumed in moderation. For example, it reduces the risk of developing many diseases and health problems. Not only is alcohol good for health, but it also promotes longer life. Those who drink in moderation tend to have better health and live longer. That’s in comparison with those who abstain […]

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Drinking Alcohol and Strength of Handgrip (Improves Health)

Alcohol and strength of handgrip is important. That’s because handgrip strength is a useful indicator of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a progressive and general loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. It often causes functional impairment, falls, disability, loss of autonomy, poor quality of life, and death. I. The Study of Alcohol and Strength Researchers examined […]

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Alcohol Reduces Pain in Chronic Pain Patients (Drinking is Helpful)

Long before the the development of modern pain-killers, people realized that drinking alcohol reduces pain. Therefore, they have apparently consumed alcohol to relieve pain since prehistoric times. And they’ve done so throughout recorded history up to the present time. Who hasn’t seen an old Western movie showing someone drinking whiskey to help endure removal of […]

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Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality among Middle-Aged & Older Women

Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease is important to post-menopausal women. Following menopause, cardiovascular disease and resulting death increase greatly. I. The Disease Cardiovascular disease involves diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It includes heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, valve problems and stroke. It is the number cause of death for both men and women.  Cardiovascular […]

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Percy Andreae (Leader in Anti-Prohibition Movement in U.S.)

Percy Andreae was a major leader against alcohol prohibition in the U.S. Andreae was born on October 31, 1858 in London, England. After moving to the U.S., he became allied with brewers in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1908, state candidates supported by the Ohio Anti-Saloon League (ASL) had great victories. As a result, Andreae organized a […]

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“Keepin’ It REAL”: DARE’s Effectiveness (Facts Everyone Should Know)

The Drug Resistance Abuse Resistance (DARE) program is a very popular one. Teachers love it because police officers, not they, teach it. Administrators love it because it shows that they’re “doing something” about alcohol and drugs. Police love it because it beats boring patrols and night shifts. Students love it because it’s more interesting than […]

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Geography of Alcohol and Drinking (Discover the Unexpected)

The geography of alcohol is a fascinating subject. The spatial arrangement of activities can provide important insights. It can point out the unexpected. And provide guidance for public alcohol policy. I. Geography of Alcohol Related Traffic Crashes. Texas has the most alcohol-related traffic crashes in the U.S. Of course it has more drivers than most […]

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Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks (Health Facts)

I. Research: Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks. Researchers examined the effects of alcohol on risk of strokes and heart attacks. To do so they studied data from 204,557 participants in the NHIS-National Sample Cohort. That’s a sample representative of the South Korean population. The investigators looked at biennial health exam findings […]

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What’s a Speed Trap? How’s It Different from Strict Enforcement?

I. Speed Trap Basics. Many people ask what’s a speed trap and if it’s any different from strict enforcement. Actually, there is a difference. Determining what’s a speed trap and what’s strict enforcement is based on intent. If the primary purpose is to really to raise money, it’s a speed trap. If it’s really to […]

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