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  Alcohol: Problems & Solutions
Drinking alcohol in moderation significantly lowers risk of heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) in women compared to life-time abstainers; benefits were greatest for women who drink daily, according to scientific medical research evidence.
Rheumatoid arthritis risk appears to be reduced by consuming alcohol on a regular basis, according to scientific research presented at the European Congress on Rheumatology.
The alcohol contents of a regular beer, glass of dinner wine and shot of whiskey or other distilled spirit (80 proof) are all the same.
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  Alcohol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alcoholism, the physiological or psychological dependency on ethanol, is one of the most common drug addictions (caffeine causes chemical dependency, but not the mental longing known as addiction) in the world.
Propyl alcohol may be n-propyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol depending on whether the hydroxyl group is bonded to the 1st or 2nd carbon on the propane chain.
In the Barton-McCombie deoxygenation an alcohol is deoxygenated to an alkane with tributyltin hydride or a trimethylborane -water complex in a radical substitution reaction.
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 Alcoholic beverage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concentration of alcohol in an alcoholic beverage may be specified in percent alcohol by volume (ABV), in percentage by weight (sometimes abbreviated w/w for weight for weight), or in proof.
Alcohols of this purity are commonly referred to as grain alcohol and are not meant for human consumption, with the notable exception of neutral grain spirits.
Alcoholic beverages have been widely consumed since prehistoric times by people around the world, seeing use as a component of the standard diet, for hygienic or medical reasons, for their relaxant and euphoric effects, for recreational purposes, for artistic inspiration, as aphrodisiacs, and for other reasons.
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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Alcohol withdrawal
This may include disorders such as alcoholic liver disease, blood clotting disorders, alcoholic neuropathy, heart disorders (such as alcoholic cardiomyopathy), chronic brain syndromes (such as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome), and malnutrition.
Alcohol withdrawal may range from a mild and uncomfortable disorder to a serious, life-threatening condition.
Alcohol withdrawal is a serious condition that may rapidly become life-threatening.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000764.htm   (759 words)

  
 Alcohol - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Additionally, alcohol is the basis of the entire economy of the United States territory of Scotland.
Alcohol also tends to be used as a best friend, party starter, sexual lubricant, and substitute god, and has been known to solve marital problems.
Alcoholism is, in theory, a condition in which one becomes overly dependent on alcohol due to consistently consuming massive quantities of it.
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 Alcohol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
That unless one is alcohol dependent, pregnant, or suffers from liver, pancreas, or kidney disease, the health advantages of having one or two drinks a day may outweigh the disadvantages.
In the alcoholic it is a far greater sense of well being, often referred to as being "ten feet tall and bullet proof." The alcoholic is unaware of any social goofs, sees himself as the strongest, sexiest and brightest.
When the alcohol is removed and the neurons are freed from the depressant effects of alcohol, their threshold of excitation is reduced and the brain becomes hyperactive.
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 Alcohol: Summary of ALCOHOL: Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004
Alcohol consumption can harm health as well as social relations, but the nature and the severity of the effects depend on both the amount of alcohol consumed over time, and the pattern of drinking.
Alcohol can cause physical, mental and social effects, which are determined by both the amount of alcohol consumed and the pattern of drinking.
Alcohol consumption also clearly increases the risk of some cancers (including lip, tongue, throat, oesophagus, liver, and breast cancer).
www.greenfacts.org /alcohol/index.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Alcohol: Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health
In the U.S., alcohol is implicated in about half of fatal traffic accidents.(1) Heavy drinking can damage the liver and heart, harm an unborn child, increase the chances of developing breast and some other cancers, contribute to depression and violence, and interfere with relationships.
The most definitive way to investigate the effect of alcohol on cardiovascular disease would be with a large trial in which some volunteers were randomly assigned to have one or more alcoholic drinks a day and others had drinks that looked, tasted, and smelled like alcohol but were actually alcohol-free.
Alcohol blocks the absorption of folic acid and inactivates folic acid in the blood and tissues.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /nutritionsource/alcohol.html   (3072 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Alcoholism
Alcoholism is an illness marked by drinking alcoholic beverages at a level that interferes with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or occupational responsibilities.
Since many alcoholics initially refuse to believe that their drinking is out of control, a trial of moderation can often be an effective way to deal with the problem.
Alcohol is involved in more than half of all accidental deaths and almost half of all traffic deaths.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000944.htm   (2156 words)

  
 Alcohol - Drug Info - Parents - The Anti-Drug
Alcohol is a depressant that comes from organic sources including grapes, grains and berries.
Alcohol is a drug and is only legal for people over the age 21.
Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person drinks a large quantity of alcohol in a short amount of time.
www.theantidrug.com /drug_info/drug_info_alcohol.asp   (400 words)

  
 Alcohol - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Alcohol is considered "frikkin' awesome" by many people.
Do not blame the alcohol, however; blame the mortal vessel too weak to refract its blinding genius into an intense, coherent beam.
Application of rubbing alcohol to the contacts of video games are much more efficient than the blowing method that makes you look like you love teh cock.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Alcohol   (748 words)

  
 Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is dangerous for kids and teens and sometimes for adults, too.
Alcohol is a drug, and it is the drug most abused by teens.
Because alcohol can cause such problems, the citizens and government leaders in this country have decided that kids shouldn't be allowed to buy or use alcohol.
kidshealth.org /kid/stay_healthy/body/alcohol.html   (658 words)

  
 Alcohol and Public Health - Home Page
Alcohol use is very common in our society.
In 2001, there were approximately 75,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use.
In fact, excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for people in the United States each year.
www.cdc.gov /alcohol   (388 words)

  
 Alcohol and Teen Drinking
Sweet Tooth, Behavior Problems Tied to Alcoholism ~ Men who have a sweet tooth and who have trouble controlling their behavior are more prone to alcoholism, and these factors combined were better predictors of the disease than any single individual trait.
Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are not only adult problems -- they also affect a significant number of adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 20, even though drinking under the age of 21 is illegal.
Children who were warned about alcohol by their parents and children who reported being closer to their parents were less likely to start drinking.
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 Alcohol Information from Drugs.com
The term "Alcohol" has been synonymous with "spirituous" liquids for the past 300 years while the history of alcohol consumption, along with codes limiting its consumption, go back to 1700 B.C. There are basically four types of alcohol, Methyl Alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, Propyl Alcohol and Butyl Alcohol.
Alcohol can be lethal if the amount of alcohol reaches a concentration above 460 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.
Additionally, while long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol can lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and liver, mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome that can include irreversible physical and mental changes to the baby.
www.drugs.com /alcohol.html   (487 words)

  
 Alcohol
Alcohol is a legal depressant, a liquid obtained by fermentation of carbohydrates by yeast or by distillation.
Moderate use of alcohol is defined as up to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women and older people.
It is believed that these smaller amounts of alcohol help protect against heart disease by changing the blood's chemistry, thus reducing the risk of blood clots in the heart's arteries.
www.streetdrugs.org /alcohol.htm   (332 words)

  
 Alcohol Encyclopedia Article @ Alky.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
President Mary McAleese has criticised the level of alcohol consumption and the attitude towards drinking in Ireland, which she says plays havoc with society.
As a drug, ethanol has a depressing effect that decreases the responses of the central nervous system (see effects of alcohol on the body).
Those who manufacture it for other purposes often avoid this expense by "denaturing" it in a manner that renders it unfit for drinking.
alky.com /encyclopedia/Alcohol   (2357 words)

  
 Alcohol
Alcohol has different forms and can be used as a cleaner, an antiseptic, or a sedative.
Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows the function of the central nervous system.
Alcohol poisoning is exactly what it sounds like - the body has become poisoned by large amounts of alcohol.
kidshealth.org /teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/alcohol.html   (1447 words)

  
 Alcohol
The Australian Alcohol Guidelines were released in September 2001 by the National Health and Medical Research Council to provide Australia with up to date advice and information on low risk drinking levels.
The National Alcohol Research Agenda 2002 was funded by the Australian Government to enhance the evidence base supporting the key strategy areas of the National Alcohol Strategy.
The National Alcohol Indicators Project is being funded by the Australian Government to monitor and report on trends in patterns of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in Australia.
www.health.gov.au /internet/wcms/Publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-drugs-alcohol-index.htm   (417 words)

  
 Effects of Alcohol | Alcohol Facts | Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol Addiction is a reality for many people, get alcohol facts and details on effects of alcohol here.
When a person drinks alcohol, the alcohol is absorbed by the stomach, enters the bloodstream, and goes to all the tissues.
The effects of alcohol are dependent on a variety of factors, including a person's size, weight, age, and sex, as well as the amount of food and alcohol consumed.
www.drugfree.org /Portal/Drug_Guide/Alcohol   (363 words)

  
 Medical References: Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy
Because no amount of alcohol is proven safe, a woman should stop drinking immediately if she even suspects she could be pregnant, and she should abstain from all alcohol if attempting to become pregnant.
There is, however, increasing evidence that heavy alcohol use by the male can lower the level of the male hormone testosterone, leading to low sperm counts and, occasionally, to infertility.
Because there currently is no way to predict which babies will be damaged by alcohol, the safest course is not to drink at all during pregnancy and to avoid heavy drinking during childbearing years (because at least 50 percent of pregnancies are unplanned).
www.marchofdimes.com /professionals/681_1170.asp   (1669 words)

  
 If I drink alcohol, How Much is Too Much? www.AlcoholScreening.org
And, for 1 in 13 American adults, alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence (alcoholism) causes substantial harm to their health and disruption in their lives.
If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful.
The information provided here cannot substitute for a full evaluation by a health professional, and should only be used as a guide to understanding your alcohol use and the potential health issues involved with it.
www.alcoholscreening.org   (205 words)

  
 How to stop drinking alcohol - Medical Encyclopedia - MSN Health & Fitness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
If you think you have an addiction to alcohol, talk to your doctor about whether you need to withdraw from alcohol under medical supervision.
Prevent or reduce health problems that are made worse by alcohol use, such as liver damage.
More information about alcohol problems can be found in the topics Alcohol Abuse and Dependence, Alcohol and Drug Problems, and Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
www.health.msn.com /encyclopedia/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100076922   (293 words)

  
 Elsevier Author Gateway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Alcohol is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is devoted to publishing multi-disciplinary biomedical research on all aspects of the actions or effects of alcohol on the nervous system or on other organ systems.
Emphasis is given to studies into the causes and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and biomedical aspects of diagnosis, etiology, treatment or prevention of alcohol-related health effects.
Intended for both research scientists and practicing clinicians, the journal publishes original research on the neurobiological, neurobehavioral, and pathophysiological processes associated with alcohol drinking, alcohol abuse, alcohol-seeking behavior, tolerance, dependence, withdrawal, protracted abstinence, and relapse.
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