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Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in 4 US communities

11-04 Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in 4 US communities

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A cross-sectional study of around 6,639 first-grade children were examined to estimate the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASDs) living in four  diverse communities in the Rocky Mountains, Midwestern, Southeastern and Pacific Southwestern regions of the United States.  The FASD is an umbrella term for a group diseases, including f

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NIAAA alcohol treatment navigator: Ready to help people find quality treatment

30-11 NIAAA alcohol treatment navigator: Ready to help people find quality treatment

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The alcohol used in alcoholic beverages is ethyl alcohol or ethanol that is produced by the fermentation of grains and fruits. As such, alcohol has been around for centuries now and addiction to alcohol is nothing new. Besides the people affected by alcohol addiction, even their families are constantly at war with alcohol. Moreover, an entire com

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Alcohol abuse probable outcome of bariatric surgeries

05-10 Alcohol abuse probable outcome of bariatric surgeries

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Bariatric surgeries are surgical procedures that can bring about weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the stomach can hold. Some of the common procedures include gastric bypass, also known as the Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass (RYGB), sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). Th

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Can compulsive drinking be reversed

08-09 Can compulsive drinking be reversed

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Alcohol consumption forms a significant part and parcel of American life. Americans drink to celebrate the birth of a new life and the beginning of a new relationship when they marry. Drinks are customary as well when someone is bid adieu from the workplace they have been long associated with. While drinking is an accepted social norm, in some peopl

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Should the legal blood alcohol content limit be reduced further, debate rages on

05-09 Should the legal blood alcohol content limit be reduced further, debate rages on

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Debates on the legalization of certain drugs, lowering of the blood alcohol content (BAC) level for intoxication and related to other substances, are ongoing. They have raised certain relevant concerns for several stakeholders, particularly in the light of the consistent rise in the number of accidents and other fatalities due to drinking. The st

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Black coffee: Beats or spikes hangover?

23-08 Black coffee: Beats or spikes hangover?

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After indulging in excessive drinking, it is quite natural to witness a hangover including headaches, nausea, tiredness and other short-term symptoms. Though traditionally coffee has been considered as a cure for all kinds of dizziness, consistent hammering in the head, heart palpitations, etc. witnessed after drinking, a number of studies have also

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American drinking habits reaching new risk levels, finds study

16-08 American drinking habits reaching new risk levels, finds study

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as a pattern that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08g/dL. This level of BAC typically happens when men consume five or more drinks and women consume four or more drinks within two hours. Though different individuals react differently to a

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Why do humans crave for alcohol?

03-08 Why do humans crave for alcohol?

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People engage in a number of behaviors dictated by culture, society, values, morals, ethics and genetics, which may often turn destructive in the long run. One of such prevalent practices is their disposition toward alcohol. Despite its severe consequences, such as disruption of brain development, liver-related diseases, heart diseases, etc., it is

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Effects of alcohol abuse on unborn baby

21-07 Effects of alcohol abuse on unborn baby

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When a mother drinks during pregnancy, alcohol molecules pass freely to the fetus through the placenta. Thereafter, the alcohol reaches the baby still in the development phase very quickly that shoots his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the level of the mother. This is primarily due to the inability of the unborn baby in processing alcoh

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How excessive drinking affects heart life

13-07 How excessive drinking affects heart life

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the prominent reasons for illness and disability among men and women of different age. In fact, heart diseases and stroke are the leading causes of death of American adults. Despite the numerous advancements in the field of prevention and treatment of heart diseases, it still poses a major risk in the United

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