Questions tagged [alcohol]

Commonly used term which refers to ethanol-containing alcoholic beverages. However, more broadly, the term can also be applied to any organic compound with a hydroxyl functional group bound to a carbon atom, such as methanol.

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Do vacuum wine stoppers help preserve wine?

Vacuum wine stoppers are very popular, but I don't know how effective they actually are. I've been unable to find any scientific results. I have found plenty of people who have bought the products and ...
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Does drinking in moderation with parents increase the chances of alcoholism?

In this thread on Parenting Stack Exchange, a comment was made: it turned out that 'drinking with parents in moderation' increased the chances for alcoholism in later life. Is there any basis to ...
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Does drinking alcohol help a sore throat?

I've heard lots of people claim that whisky or rum or "hot toddies" help with symptoms of a sore throat or a cold. Does it really or is it just people feeling more relaxed because they had a drink? ...
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Can the current trends in 'mommy social culture' be tied to an increase in alcohol abuse?

I've recently come across an article that implies that the popularity of wine in conjunction with parenting is resulting in more mothers developing alcohol problems: “So many women I know started ...
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Can ingested alcohol be beneficial for infection treatment or prevention?

According to lore, drinking alcohol can be beneficial for treatment / prevention of infectious diseases Here are a few notability links: J. London, The Heathen, 1909 The second day a man died, an ...
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Does alcohol help with HDL cholesterol level?

This article claims that drinking alcoholic beverages helps to increase HDL (i.e. "good cholesterol") levels. drinking moderate amounts of alcohol have been shown to improve "good" cholesterol ...
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Can Jarzębiak (rowan fruit nalewka) lead to dangerous blood pressure drops?

I've heard some urban legends / 'drink party tales' about that particular liquor: Jarzębiak is a fruit vodka made from rowan by extracting the fruit through infusion and then mixing the extract with ...
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Is drinking a half-bottle of wine a night ‘as bad as three cigarettes’

A recent study on the cancer risks of drinking alcohol has been widely reported in news headlines. The Times headline is: Half-bottle of wine a night ‘as bad as three cigarettes’ The BBC summarise ...
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Can drinking beer cause hairloss or more shedding?

I have seen some reports that drinking beer can cause shedding. Maybe it is related to alcohol and estrogens. Can these reports have any foundation? http://www.hairlosshelp.com/forums/messageview.cfm?...