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Drinking and Health

A New Look at 'Low-Risk' Drinking

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Of course, the safest course of action may turn out to be not drinking alcohol at all. But then, what about the possible benefits of "moderate" drinking? The safest course, given this new information, would seem to be to avoid drinking three or more drinks on any one occasion.

Abstinence May Make the Bones Grow Stronger (or Can't a Girl Get a Drink Anymore?) Part 2

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

That amazing hormone estrogen is believed to be what's happening here. Alcohol raises levels of estrogen in postmenopausal women, and for the bones and the heart, that's a good thing. For breasts, not so much.

Abstinence May Make the Bones Grow Stronger (or Can't a Girl Get a Drink Anymore?) Part 1

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I want to help you be as juicy, gorgeous, healthy and happy as you can be, from your cells to your soul. But I've got to tell you about a new study that rattled my bones. Bottom line? Abstinence may help reverse bone loss.

6 Under-The-Radar Health Risks Exposed

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

Heart disease. Cancer. Stroke. Thanks to strong public health awareness initiatives, many women are aware of the most common killers of women in the U...

I'm Single-Handedly Preserving the World's Wine Cultures--Any Help Out There?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Temperance forces in the world are stealing the pleasure and health from use of alcohol, and particularly wine consumption.

How To Not Die From Drinking

Cracked.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Like everything else in life, getting drunk is something worth learning how to do right. Unfortunately, a lot of what we know about drinking and drunk...