Category: Mortality

Drinking Racing Fuel and Soda Killed Two Teens

Two 16 year old males in TN died after drinking racing fuel. They had mixed it with a soft drink. The first was found dead at home 11 hours later. The second had seizures. So he was rushed to an emergency room. He received treatment. But he died five days later. The teens could not …

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Alcohol and Total Death Risk among Women: Study

Most research has found a J-shaped pattern between alcohol and total death risk. That is, drinking in moderation reduces all-cause death. That’s compared to abstaining. As drinking increases, the risk of death rises to equal that of abstaining. As drinking reaches very high levels, the risk of death rises above that from abstaining. Some people …

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Alcohol and Heart Attacks: Drinking is Heart-Healthy

The subject of alcohol and heart attacks is important. Moderate drinking reduces the risk of heart attack. Heart attack is the common name for myocardial infarction. It occurs when there is a sudden blockage in the heart’s blood supply. If this lasts too long it can cause heart damage or death. Heart Attack Risk Factors …

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Alcohol and Health: Medical Facts for Health & Long Life

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What do we know about alcohol and health? We know is that moderate drinkers tend to have better health. That’s compared to either abstainers or heavy drinkers. They also have fewer heart attacks and strokes. They’re also less likely to have many other diseases. They also tend to live longer. And beer, wine and distilled …

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