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Alcohol In Moderation is an organization promoting a sensible and moderate drinking message. Information from scientific researchers, the beverage alcohol industry and associations, on research, health issues and legislation.

Czech scientist have created a non-alcoholic beer with 10 times the normal amount of phytoestrogen, intended to help relieve menopausal symptoms and maintain bone density.

Overview and explanation of recent findings of the health-related aspects of wine consumption, including headaches, sulfites, and cardiovascular effects.

Scientists at Oregon State University explore wine's antiseptic effects on E. coli and salmonella, and speculate on developing a wine-based anti-microbial spray.

Biennial US-based event for physicians and connoisseurs, highlighting current research on wine and cardiovascular health.

Browse hundreds of pages of informative coffee materials adapted from Kenneth Davids' books. Includes a section on coffee and health.

Answers to questions about the effects of coffee on health, provided by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee.

Study of cranberry juice and bacteria, with public health implications. Beneficial effect against urinary tract infections may start within two hours. June 19, 2002.

Brief history of milk production and consumption, including health issues.

Health benefits and risks, and nutritional analysis.

Review by Roland L. Weinsier and Carlos L. Krumdieck to determine whether scientific evidence supports the recommendation that dairy foods be consumed daily for improved bone health in the general US population.

Bone health, calcium intake and osteoporosis, and dairy consumption's relationship to diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders. Includes news releases, fact sheets, and dairy-free recipes.

Health risks and how to pasteurize milk at home.

Conference held in San Francisco on tobacco control.

The facts on tobacco products and cancer of the larynx, lung, and mouth, emphysema, epidemology, and how to quit; information and graphic pictures from a Kentucky physician.

Report on studies of nicotine and other nicotinic agonists on improving performance on attention and memory tasks, as well as on treating Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Collection of FDA papers in PDF format, much of which concerns design and manufacture of cigarettes.

An MD examines the risks and benefits of pipe smoking in terms of health and well being.

List of links on the subject.

National Environmental Respiratory Center has reports on effects of secondhand smoke on: allergies, asthma, emphysema, and lung and heart function. Many can be ordered from the website. Others are citations to the literature.

Characterizes the risk, provides a research bibliography, breaks down the exposure by toxins and carcinogens, and enumerates the scientific bodies that have concluded that secondhand smoke causes disease.

Over 9,000 dentists, hygienists, cessation counselors, physicians, psychologists and other health professionals who want to help their patients quit the use of spit tobacco. How to quit spit tobacco, how health professionals can help their patients quit, news, and posters and videos on the subject.

Educational program designed to reduce use of spit tobacco, especially among children. Grassroots efforts to build a nation-wide network of spit tobacco education and cessation resources.

Doctor explains how his patients who smoke get invasive cancer of the voice box (larynx); images and video of a biopsy.

Short section on smoking and the hart.

Reviews the literature up to most recent publications; presents summary and graphs results for major research items.

Secondhand smoke is now recognized as a significant cardiovascular health hazard; summary of findings of 18 recent research studies.

Reprinting of the Tobacco Timeline.

The scientific studies on the health effects of tobacco go back to 1938, but few papers were running stories about it: their leading advertisers were the tobacco companies. George Seldes (1890-1995) was an exception; a set of his tobacco stories from 1940 to 1950 is reprinted here.

Outline of tobacco and tobacco industry history shows trends.