Category: Women’s Health

Abortions and Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: Scare Tactics Can Backfire

Abortions and Drinking: Scare Tactics Lead to Abortions The Sun-News in Australia reported on scare tactics used to discourage drinking during pregnancy. Experts warned that such tactics can lead women to have abortions. Abortions and drinking alcohol is a serious problem. Scare tactics were abandoned in the Province of Quebec in Canada. That was after …

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Drinking and Women’s Health: Alcohol’s Long-Term Effects

Drinking and Women’s Health. What are the long-term effects of alcohol drinking and women’s health? This is a very important question. Researchers from Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center investigated this very important question. To do so, they reviewed published findings from the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II. Significantly, these are …

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Increased Alcohol Drinking, Heart Disease & Breast Cancer

What are the effects of increased alcohol drinking on heart disease and breast cancer among postmenopausal women? To examine this question, researchers in Denmark studied 21,523 postmenopausal women. The women were participants in the Diet, Cancer, and Health Study. During a five-year period some women increased their alcohol intake. Some decreased it. And many made …

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Risk of Osteoporosis and Drinking Alcohol: Drinking Reduces Risk

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The risk of osteoporosis is reduced by drinking in moderation. That’s according to medical research. Osteoporosis is a severe problem, especially among older women. But is also effects many men. It is a frequent cause of fractures that often lead to severe disability. The disease can cause bones to become so weak that even coughing …

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Alcohol and Total Death Risk among Women

Alcohol and Total Death Risk Most research has found a J-shaped pattern between alcohol and total death risk. That is, drinking in moderation reduces all-cause death, compared to abstaining. As drinking increases, the risk of death rises to equal that of abstaining. As drinking reaches heavy levels, the risk of death rises above that from …

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Alcohol is Sexist: It’s Unfair and Unjust, but Important to Know

I. Alcohol is Sexist Unfortunately, alcohol is sexist. Itreats men and women differently. And no law can stop alcohol from being sexist. Actually, alcohol itself isn’t the problem. It’s our bodies that treat alcohol differently. Men and women are unequal when it comes to alcohol. It is we who are “sexist” regarding alcohol. Again, no …

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Alcohol and Sexual Assault: Is Intoxication a Cause of Rape?

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Alcohol and sexual assault are often associated. Is alcohol intoxication a cause of sexual assault? In her e-mail, this young woman raises important questions. She was  a victim of sexual assault or rape. I. E-Mail Hello Dr. Hanson, I’d like to thank you for posting Alcohol and Sexual Assault: The Connection. I’ve been working on …

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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: What to Believe?

I.  Background Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a subject that elicits very strong emotion. Some pregnant women have actually become frantic upon realizing they had eaten salad with wine vinegar dressing. They feared their children would be born suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Servers have told pregnant women ordering wine with dinner in restaurants …

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