The Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness–Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” – The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Alcoholic beverages have always inspired strong opinions pro and con. Omar Khayyam included wine in his vision of Paradise; Carrie Nation took a hatchet to

Alcohol and Pregnancy

We know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects; the government-mandated warnings on alcoholic beverage labels constantly remind us of that fact. But toxicologists remind us that the poison is in the dose: what is the dose of alcohol that causes birth defects? Heavy drinking can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, but there is