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High school to force students to undergo hair analysis to reveal alcohol consumption

8/8/2013 - With each passing year, the societal institutions we established long ago as a means of advancing our unique American culture are looking less like entities meant to serve us and improve our condition, and more like authoritarian enclaves that lord over us to keep us submissive and compliant. What...

Illinois law encourages teens to let their own friends die from alcohol or drugs rather than call for help

8/7/2013 - When the effect of a law is to discourage citizens from doing the right thing, that law should be changed or, better yet, repealed altogether. Such is the case with an Illinois statute that essentially encourages teens who are trying to help out friends who are dangerously drunk and close to alcohol...

Five ways drinking helps your health

7/18/2013 - Without a doubt, many associate drinking with health concerns. After all, quite a number of medical conditions are triggered by excessive alcohol intake. It should be pointed out though, that drinking in moderation is best described as a beneficial habit. Indeed, experts have found that liquor intake...

Busted: TGI Fridays sold rubbing alcohol as high-end scotch

6/1/2013 - Superstorm Sandy took a huge toll in New Jersey last October when she blew through the state's eastern shores, wiping out scores of houses and businesses. Restaurant chain TGI Fridays continued to exact a toll on New Jersey customers by shortchanging them at the bar. A statewide investigation has...

How to kick the alcohol habit naturally

3/11/2013 - There are many unique factors such as life experience, social status, and family history that can drive a person towards a life of excess alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse. But one area that is almost never addressed as it pertains to alcohol abuse is malnutrition, and particularly a lack of proper...

Diet mixed drinks make you drunker, more likely to drink and drive

2/11/2013 - Mixed drinks made with diet beverages make you drunker than other drinks, but you can't feel the difference, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northern Kentucky University and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. That may cause people to get behind...

Scientists now ridiculously claiming alcohol addictions can be cured with vaccine shots

1/31/2013 - As predicted, the mainstream scientific community's obsession with vaccines has reached a new pinnacle of absurdity as researchers from Chile are now claiming to have successfully developed a vaccine to treat alcoholism. According to reports, the vaccine allegedly works by triggering immediate hangover...

Delusions of the radical left: Prohibition doesn't work for alcohol or marijuana, but it will somehow work for guns

1/16/2013 - If only I could lobotomize myself with a large vehicle battery, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pair of heavy duty jumper cables, I might be able to cognitively function at the same convoluted level as the radical left. Over the last decade or so, the radical left has reminded us again and again that...

Study shows heavy drinking could kill you more quickly than smoking

11/24/2012 - Without question, cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the world, but lo and behold, a new study has found that heavy drinkers are at more risk of death than those who smoke. The German study, which followed 149 alcohol-dependent adults for 14 years, produced some...

Drugs: The Epitome of Frustration (Opinion)

8/15/2012 4:05:17 PM - When we look at the root of the drug and alcohol problems in the affluent Western nations, frustration and misery always rise to the surface. Yet, most people in the world find that hard to believe. After all, the people in the Western countries are so much wealthier and have such full facility to...

Alcohol - not marijuana - is the gateway drug, study shows

7/21/2012 - For years Americans have been told that marijuana should remain illegal because it is the ultimate "gateway" drug - that is, the drug that most often leads to the abuse of other, more potent drugs. Not so, according to a new study which says alcohol - not marijuana - is the true gateway drug. Of...

Surgeons twice as likely as general population to be alcoholics, survey finds

4/7/2012 - A survey sent out to 25,000 surgeons has revealed that the prevalence of alcoholism within this particular medical category is disproportionally high compared to that of the general population. At least 15 percent of surgeon respondents showed signs of alcohol abuse or dependency problems, while only...

Study finds LSD has beneficial effects for treating alcohol dependency

3/31/2012 - It might seem like trading one destructive dependency for another, but once upon a time, 40 years ago, scientists and doctors used the hallucinogen LSD to treat alcoholism. These days, that treatment modality is being reconsidered. A new analysis of that decades-old research "provides a clear and...

Why drinking alcohol makes you fat

3/22/2012 - There are many factors that affect weight loss, making the process more complicated than it may seem. The body produces different hormones in response to different types of foods and/or drinks. Losing weight is not only about calorie consumption but also about the types of foods and drinks consumed....

Demystifying "sugar alcohol": Is it a suitable substitute for ordinary sugar?

3/1/2012 - Circumventing reliance on sugar is something akin to a national pastime as many individuals seek unique ways to lessen their daily intake. This sort of dependence sends food marketers into a frenzy resulting in numerous products boasting "sugar free" or "low calorie" on their labels. For decades, thishas...

Whitney Houston killed by prescription drugs and alcohol, not drowning, say coroner officials

2/13/2012 - Yesterday NaturalNews reported that Whitney Houston was likely the latest victim of the pharmaceutical industry and its deadly, toxic prescription drugs. Her body was found near her medications, which included Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, and a sleeping medication ( It...

Just how much alcohol do Brits drink anyway? Legislators call for two non-alcohol days each week

1/11/2012 - Alcohol consumption patterns in the UK are apparently out of control, as certain members of parliament (MPs) have suggested new drinking guidelines for the nation. Citing dated standards last updated in the 1990s that suggest daily drinking maximums. Members of the House of Commons science and technology...

Challenge studies that encourage moderate alcohol consumption for health and longevity

12/13/2011 - Alcohol consumption's health consequences have been a subject of epidemiological studies throughout the western world. The consensus from several studies is: Those who drink moderately have better health than those who drink heavily, and surprise, even better than those who don't drink alcohol at all....

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sues trucking company for sidelining alcoholic truck driver

9/8/2011 - As the actions of the federal government continue to spiral out of control -- with armed raids on Gibson Guitars, raids on Rawesome Foods and the assaulting of children's lemonade stands across America -- the insanity of government only becomes more apparent. In the latest example of regulations run...

Have your herbs and take them too - Make your own tinctures

5/6/2011 - The effort to restrict supplements has begun in a failing economy. One has to be creative to offset or avoid these increasing efforts to deprive us of supplements and natural medicines. One solution is to make and store our own herbal tinctures and extracts. It's actually quite easy. If herbs become...

Part I: Naturally Prevent, Relieve and Eliminate Unpleasant Hangovers

4/16/2011 - Most of us who drink alcoholic beverages have over-indulged on occasion and most often paid for our excesses by being cursed with a nasty hangover. It might be argued that the bleary-eyed, queasy, head-aching "morning after" is a just reward for not exercising better judgment and restraint. However,...

Heed the toxic effects of alcohol

2/20/2011 - There is a reason that the word "intoxication" was chosen to explain the effects of alcohol on the body. Intoxication is derived from a Latin word meaning "to poison". Even though getting intoxicated by drinking excessive alcohol means you are essentially poisoning your body, millions of us enjoy...

Alcohol addiction treatment - Learn these five tips and support recovery process naturally

1/12/2011 - One third of Americans will experience some form of alcohol use problem during their lifetime. Christmas is a time of cheer and parties but for some the accompanying drinking can be more of a problem than fun. Alcohol can damage the liver, weaken the immune system, slow healing and impair bone formation....

Drinking alcohol may reduce symptoms of arthritis

12/12/2010 - Regular alcohol consumption may reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sheffield, England. "We found that patients who had drunk alcohol most frequently had symptoms that were less severe than those who had never drunk alcohol...

Alcohol more harmful to health than crack cocaine, heroin

11/2/2010 - Scientists from Britain's Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) recently released a study that assessed which drugs cause the most overall harm to both users and society. According to their analysis, alcohol is the most harmful drug, scoring higher on the list than both crack cocaine and...

Buy alcohol for breast cancer!

10/8/2010 - It seems that everything has turned pink these days in support of breast cancer awareness, including even alcoholic beverages like Mike's Hard Lemonade and Chambord Vodka which now sport the ribbons and color changes. But many breast cancer survivors are up in arms over what they say is the irresponsible...

Aid Recovery from Alcohol Abuse with a Nourishing Diet

10/8/2010 - Nearly everyone that abuses alcohol is malnourished. This leads to serious health risks. The good news is recovery and future health can be greatly enhanced with the right nutrition. Nearly 14 million people in the United States abuse alcohol. That is 1 in every 13 adults. Cirrhosis of the liver...

One in six doctors hooked on alcohol or drugs

9/29/2010 - According to surveys of British hospitals, one in six doctors will be addicted to alcohol or illegal drugs at some point during their medical career. A full third of junior male doctors and one in five junior female doctors admit to having used cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy or hallucinogenic drugs. "The...

Can drinking alcohol help your brain function?

8/23/2010 - A recent Norwegian study has found a possible link between moderate wine consumption and better brain function. Researchers evaluated a pool of more than 5,000 people over the course of seven years and found that women who drink wine at least four times during a two-week period perform better on cognitive...

Taxing alcohol helps prevent alcohol related deaths

8/11/2010 - A recent study out of the University of Florida has found that taxing alcohol helps to prevent deaths related to excessive alcohol consumption. The study is part of an analysis considering whether or not to increase alcohol taxes in the State of Florida. If alcohol taxes in Florida are adjusted to...

U.S. govt. poisoned its own citizens during Prohibition

6/19/2010 - In a dark but little-known chapter of U.S. history, the federal government ordered the poisoning of alcohol supplies to deter and punish those who sought to flout Prohibition-era bans. Starting in 1906, the United States began requiring manufacturers of industrial ethanol to put the chemical through...

Alcohol Sharply Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Men

1/14/2010 - A Spanish study on alcohol consumption revealed that men who consume large amounts of alcohol cut their risk of heart disease by more than a third. At the same time, excessive alcohol consumption, which is responsible for 1.8 million deaths a year, will increase one's risk of developing many other diseases. The...

Alcohol Detox: What to Know If You Need It

12/23/2009 - The holidays are a time of parties and cheer, but for some the accompanying drinking can be more of a problem than fun. Many think alcoholism is something that can be controlled with reasonable arguments and willpower; however, that`s often not the case. Alcohol changes the body`s chemistry. Long-term,...

Research Suggests Alcohol Causes Breast Cancer in Women

5/4/2009 - Breast cancer is the one of the most common cancers among women from the United States. The chance of getting invasive breast cancer sometime in a woman's life was around 12 percent in 2008 according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. In addition to invasive breast cancer there were another...

Even Light Alcohol Consumption may Raise Cancer Risk in Women

3/20/2009 - Alcohol consumption has previously been strongly linked with certain types of cancer, for example those of the mouth and throat, but its contribution to other types of malignancies have not been as firmly established. A large study conducted in Britain and recently published in the Journal of the National...

Two Alcoholic Drinks Daily Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk

3/19/2009 - The body of evidence linking alcohol consumption with increased cancer risk has been added to by a study recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, which found that drinking two alcoholic drinks every day can increase one's risk of getting pancreatic cancer. Details and...

Women Increase Cancer Risk with Moderate Alcohol

3/4/2009 - On Feb. 26, 2009, ScienceDaily reports results from a seven-year study by Oxford University researchers, UK. The study associated alcohol consumption and cancer in 1,280,296 women. Even low to moderate alcohol use showed a significant increase in cancer risk and may account for nearly 13% of the cancers...

Alcohol-Containing Mouthwashes Strongly Linked to Increased Oral Cancer Risk

2/11/2009 - Top independent experts in Australia have called for mouthwashes that contain alcohol to be immediately removed from store shelves. This is after the experts had looked at latest available scientific information on these products, which suggest that they can cause oral cancer. Details and Findings...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Shrinks Brain

12/23/2008 - We have been told that moderate use of alcohol is good for the heart. However, reports from the Framingham Study show that moderate to heavy alcohol use is associated with damage to brain tissue. Such damage to the brain may lead to higher risk of stroke or dementia. The Framingham Study began in...

Excess Weight in Teen Girls Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Lack of Sleep

12/9/2008 - Extensive Internet use, regular alcohol consumption and lack of sleep all significantly increase young women's chances of gaining excess weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers...

Australian Government Develops Strategy for Combating Alcohol Abuse

7/14/2008 - The Federal Government in Australia is developing a strategy for combating excessive alcohol consumption, spending $53.5 million dollars on a national strategy. This comes after concern about binge drinking amongst young people, a rise of alcohol-related violence and associated problems. The national...

The Dangers of Dehydration (Part I)

6/16/2008 - The human body is composed of 75 percent water and 25 percent solid matter. To provide nourishment, eliminate waste and conduct all the trillions of activities in the body, we need water. Most modern societies, however, no longer stress the importance of drinking water as the most important "nutrient"...

Drinking Alcohol Raises Breast Cancer Risk as Much as Smoking Cigarettes

4/19/2008 - Consuming three or more alcoholic beverages per day raises a woman's breast cancer risk approximately as much as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily, according to a large-scale study presented at the European Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers said that the increase in risk was also...

If You Are a Wine Drinker, Here Are Facts You Should Know

2/28/2008 - Many health-conscious people wonder whether wine is a medicinal tonic that benefits their health, or something that should be avoided at all costs. Nutritionist Frank Cooper spent two years researching the subject of wine and health, and found many answers. He investigates the medicinal, nutritional,...

Maximizing Your Health With Wine: The Amount Vs. Type

12/16/2007 - There are a number of studies showing the benefits of including wine in a healthy diet. The most recent is one conducted by the Karolinska Institute on 25,000 women in Sweden. This study looked at women that consumed fresh fruits and vegetables, wholegrain products, fish and half a glass of wine. The...

Light to moderate alcohol consumption not beneficial to health (press release)

9/19/2006 - A number of studies published in the 1970s and 1980s suggested that small to moderate amounts of alcohol have a protective effect on ischaemic heart disease (IHD) that outweighs adverse health effects. However, Rod Jackson (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and colleagues state that the studies were...

Queen’s-led network looks at fetal alcohol syndrome with goal of minimizing life-long learning problems (press release)

8/22/2006 - For the first time researchers are testing to see whether fetal exposure to methanol, a contaminant found in many alcoholic beverages, plays an important role in causing the life-long learning and behavioural problems associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). By understanding fetal...

Vitamin B3 Variant Reverses Effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Mice (press release)

8/22/2006 - A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide can reverse the molecular, cellular, and behavioral effects of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in mice, according to a study by physician-scientists at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The study, published in today's journal PLoS Medicine, suggests that...

Coffee drinking associated with lower risk for alcohol-related liver disease (press release)

8/3/2006 - Drinking coffee may be related to a reduced risk of developing the liver disease alcoholic cirrhosis, according to a report in the June 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cirrhosis progressively destroys healthy liver tissue and replaces...

Pain Relievers and Alcohol -- A Potentially Risky Combination (press release)

7/24/2006 - You probably don’t think twice about taking an over-the-counter pain reliever or having a glass of wine or two with dinner. But the combination of pain relievers and alcohol can pose health risks. When taken as directed, pain medications are generally considered safe. However, problems can arise...

Gatorade, soft drinks, coffee and alcohol no substitute for body's health requirement for pure water, says doctor

10/11/2004 - Mike: I have a question for you on water -- a lot of people think that they are hydrating themselves when they consume soft drinks or milk or Gatorade or all these other liquid beverages… Dr. B: Gatorade is possibly okay, but Gatorade has sugar in it, and it's not particularly good for people who...

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