The American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health provides
up-to-date information that will enable you to adopt healthy habits that you can
follow throughout your life. The book emphasizes the basics of a healthy
lifestyle and the steps you can take to prevent illness.
In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book describes how different body
systems work, answers many questions you may have about common diseases
and disorders, and explains how many of these conditions can be prevented.
Medications can also interact with what we eat or drink, or with our
activities. We may never notice many of these interactions. They might
not affect how we feel or function. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it’s
safe to drink alcohol when taking your medications. Ask about each drug
you take, whether prescription or non-prescription. Many drugs, even over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements,
interact dangerously with alcohol. Even a small amount of beer, wine,
or liquor can change how a drug works in your body. Alcohol can get in
the way of your medicine doing what it is...
This book is the outcome of many years of study. With the exception of a few quotations, none of the material
has ever before appeared in any book. The writer has been indebted for years past to many of the physicians
mentioned in the following pages for copies of pamphlets and magazines, and for newspaper articles, bearing
upon the medical study of alcohol.
Children are our most precious resource. Unfortunately, they do not have the skills to protect
themselves. Adults can, and must, protect them. Most States codify this obligation in various
child abuse and endangerment statutes. Still, many States fail to statutorily recognize the
relationship in the traffic safety context. For example, though virtually every State recognizes the
inherent dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI or DWI), many do not
articulate special sanctions for DWI/DUI drivers with minor passengers.
Ebook Child safety coloring & activity book features information on "stranger danger," staying safe at home, at school, and on the internet. It also features information on bike safety, gun safety, the dangers of drugs and alcohol and much more. We encourage you to read through this activity book with your child/student.
Among the swallowing disorders, dysphagia is the most prevalent and dangerous due
to the fact it can lead to tumor formation. The classification of swallowing disorders
into obstructive and non-obstructive including e.g. lower motor neuron dysfunction,
autoimmune disease and achalasia were discussed in this chapter. The authors also
referred to motility disorders in diabetic neuropathy, alcoholism, psychiatric illness
and scleroderma – an autoimmune disease that causes weakening of the tissues of the
In DWI/DUI cases involving child passengers or victims, traffic prosecutors should consider the
applicability of generic child endangerment or abuse statutes. In People v. Cruz, 576 N.Y.S. 978
(N.Y. Criminal Ct. 1991), the defendant drove his car with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
of .18 grams per deciliter with his two children in the car. The court recognized the inherent
dangers of impaired driving and held that there was sufficient evidence to find the defendant
guilty of endangering the welfare of a child. Similarly, in State v. Miller, 1995 Ohio App.
Worldwide per capita consumption of alcoholic beverages in 2005 equaled 6.13 litres of
pure alcohol consumed by every person aged 15 years or older. A large portion of this
consumption – 28.6% or 1.76 litres per person – was homemade and illegally produced
alcohol or, in other words, unrecorded alcohol. The consumption of homemade or illegally
produced alcohol may be associated with an increased risk of harm because of unknown
and potentially dangerous impurities or contaminants in these beverages.
A large variation exists in adult per capita consumption (Figure 1).
It is interesting to note that a year or more ago a few deaths from bichlorid of mercury poisoning caused
within a period of six months a general movement toward protective legislation. This movement was
successful, and after the lapse of only a short time the public was thoroughly protected against this dangerous
poison. It will be observed that the financial returns from the total sale of bichlorid of mercury tablets could be
This report, which is written for all who are concerned about the dangers posed by the
harmful use of alcohol, can serve as a comprehensive knowledge base on the status
of alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policies in the world. Health
ministries and other concerned parties can use it to support the development and
implementation of their policies and interventions.
Since 1974, WHO has been actively involved in documenting and reporting on alcohol-
related health issues and problems.
The hazardous and harmful use
of alcohol is a major global contributing factor to death, disease and injury: to the
drinker through health impacts, such as alcohol dependence, liver cirrhosis, cancers and
injuries; and to others through the dangerous actions of intoxicated people, such as drink–
driving and violence or through the impact of drinking on fetus and child development.
The harmful use of alcohol results in approximately 2.5 million deaths each year, with a
net loss of life of 2.