Alcohol
In chemistry, an alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (-O H) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethyl a...
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Abstaining From Alcohol Significantly Shortens Life
A new study found that non drinkers are more likely to die early than those who drink moderately.
How Alcohol Abuse can be the worst teen abuse of all?
Alcohol is the most underrated abuse of all time. Abusers seldom realise they are not victims of abuse, but abusing it to the point where it becomes an addiction due to the "kick" it provides and the ...
Wine Protects Against Diabetes?
Study suggests drinking wine protects against diabetes, reducing type 2 risk compared with beer or other alcoholic beverages.
These Are The Most Drugged Out Cities In America
America is being hit by a wave of drug deaths like never before. From Heroin to pain meds, overdoses are taking a tremendous toll on communities across the country. Using public data, we’ve mapped dru...
Frank Huyler: United States Of Chronic Pain
Opiate overdoses in the United States are a public health catastrophe, and are finally getting the media attention they deserve. Last week, President Obama quite remarkably said that the opiate epidem...
Doctors Told To Avoid Prescribing Opiates For Chronic Pain
The nation's top federal health agency urged doctors to avoid prescribing powerful opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain, saying the risks from such drugs far outweigh the benefits for mos...
Scientists find a way to convert Carbon Dioxide from air into fuel
Researchers have discovered a process that takes Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the air and converts it into methanol (CH3OH) with the help of a homogeneous catalyst.
North Korea Says It Has Invented Hangover-Free Alcohol
North Korean scientists say they have invented a "suave" hangover-free alcohol for "experts and lovers". The state newspaper says the "suave" liquor will spare you wincing when you wake, despite boast...
A Scientific Assessment Of The Harmfulness Of The 16 Most Commonly Used Drugs
One of the more interesting news items of the last week came from the release of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs’ first piece of research – Drug harms in the UK: a multi-criteria decisio...
New study shows vitamin C pumped into the body in high doses kills cancer cells
Maybe Linus Pauling was on to something after all - New study published in Science Magazine suggests that high dose of Vitamin C may effectively kill colorectal cancer cells having mutations. Ascorbic...
What Alcohol Really Does To Your Brain
Everybody likes a good alcoholic beverage every now and again, but you may want to rethink your nightly cocktail. Alcohol might do more harm than it does anything, specifically to your brain. Study af...
Peru vs. Chile: South America’s Great Pisco War
The unaged grape spirit has gained popularity in bars across the U.S., but defining it is not easy, especially when two countries claim it as their own. Pisco Porton’s master distiller Johnny Schuler ...
Scientists In Antarctica Drink A Lot. Maybe Too Much
WORKING IN ANTARCTICA can be one of the most exhilarating jobs on Earth. Or one of the most depressing. Owing to distance and the difficulty of getting onto and off of the continent, most people who g...
And The World's 50 Best Bars Are ...
It's a great feeling to know that whichever corner of the world you find yourself in, from Melbourne to Cyprus to Puerto Rico, there might be a classy bar nearby capable of serving up a perfectly exec...
New Brain Effects Behind 'Runner's High'
The sensation may not just be about endorphins. A new study points to the same system of the brain involved in a marijuana buzz. After a nice long bout of aerobic exercise, some people experience what...
Ethanol
Ethanol /ˈɛθənɒl/, also commonly called alcohol, spirits, ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol, is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by ...
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Phenols
In organic chemistry, phenols, sometimes called phenolics, are a class of chemical compounds consisting of a hydroxyl group (—OH) bonded directly to an aromatic hydrocarbon group. The simplest of the ...
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Sugar alcohol
A sugar alcohol is a kind of alcohol prepared from sugar. These organic compounds are a class of polyols, also called polyhydric alcohol, polyalcohol, or glycitol. They are white, water-soluble solid...
Alcoholic beverage
An alcoholic beverage is a drink which contains a substantial amount of the psychoactive drug ethanol (informally called alcohol). As one of the most widely used recreational drugs in the world, such ...
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Alcohol oxidation
Alcohol oxidation is an important organic reaction. Primary alcohols (R-CH2-OH) can be oxidized either to aldehydes (R-CHO) or to carboxylic acids (R-CO2H), while the oxidation of secondary alcohols (...
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Short-term effects of alcohol
The short-term effects of alcohol (ethanol) consumption range from a decrease in anxiety and motor skills at lower doses to unconsciousness, anterograde amnesia, and central nervous system depression ...
Long-term effects of alcohol
The long-term effects of alcohol (ethanol) consumption range from cardioprotective health benefits for low to moderate alcohol consumption in industrialized societies with higher rates o...