Category: Alcohol

Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Are they Associated?

alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis

Are drinking alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk linked? RA is a very serious, painful, and disfiguring disease. And it’s incurable. Millions of people around the world are crippled by RA. RA is an inflammatory disease. And it’s autoimmune condition. The reasons are not known. Instead of attacking an infection, the immune system attacks the victim’s …

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Alcohol and Dementia Risk among Older People

Researchers wanted to test drinking alcohol and dementia risk. In this case, they studied older Mexican-Americans.  I. The Study In 2004/05 they studied a group of people. They were aged 75 or older. It was an analysis of 1,255 people. All were Mexican-Americans living in the U.S. southwest. They were tested for memory, language, and …

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To-Go Alcohol and Drunk Driving Deaths: Is There a Link?

COVID-19, Alcohol, and Unemployment

Are to-go alcohol and drunk driving deaths linked? That’s a very important important question. A researcher decided to find out. Discover here what he found. I. Introduction. To-go alcoholic beverage may be for curbside or delivery. It was temporarily made legal in many states. This was to help restaurants, bars, and liquor stores survive the …

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Anti-Alcohol Bias: Governments, Agencies, Researchers, etc.

anti-alcohol bias

A reader emailed this question. “Why do so many researchers, governments, agencies, etc. put so much energy into showing the negative effects of alcohol? It seems like there’s a concerted effort to discredit all alcohol consumption.” In other words, why all the anti-alcohol bias?    That’s an excellent question. But the answer is fairly simple. …

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Impact of Non-medical Cannabis Legalization on Substance Use

Impact of Non-medical Cannabis

What was the impact of non-medical cannabis legalization in the state of Washington on the use of other substances? Particularly among young adults? The Study Researchers focused on alcohol consumption, cigarette use, e-cigarette use, pain medication misuse, and heavy episodic drinking (HED). To do so, they used data from six annual surveys of a state-wide …

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Independent Order of Good Samaritans & Daughters of Samaria

Order of Good Samaritans

Temperance activists formed the Independent Order of Good Samaritans in New York City in 1847. It admitted African-Americans to membership. Thus, it was the first fraternal group in the US “to recognize the humanity in man, no matter what his color.” The next year the Order admitted women. Then it became the Independent Order of …

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Daughters of Temperance & Original Daughters of Temperance

Women and temperance

The Daughters of Temperance was formed as a result of the Sons of Temperance. However, not as one might suspect. Read on to discover the real reason. Sons of Temperance As a young woman, Susan B. Anthony joined a temperance society. It was the Daughters Union. That was an auxiliary of the Sons of Temperance.  In …

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Alcohol Rations in US Military History (Early History)

alcohol rations

Alcohol rations in the both the army and the navy have a long history. Of course, they are based on English and European tradition. And alcohol rations have a long history there. For example, between 1655 and 1970, the British Navy issued a daily rum ration. It was a tot, or one-half pint I. Alcohol …

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