Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research


Studies examine fetal alcohol syndrome in South Africa

Two recently published studies report prevalence data about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in South Africa and find that negative consequences of prenatal exposure to alcohol may be lessened if a child is provided ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Binge drinking may quickly lead to liver damage

Alcohol consumed during just seven weeks of intermittent binge drinking harms the liver in ways that more moderate daily drinking does not, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.


The effects of alcohol in real-life social interactions

Alcohol use in social settings can have both desirable and undesirable effects โ€“ ranging from better mood and less anxiety to verbal and physical aggression, including violence. These outcomes often reflect the interplay ...


Chinese moonshine has high ethanol and acetaldehyde levels

Bai jiu (็™ฝ้…’) are distilled spirits made and used throughout rural China for everyday use and special occasions. Distillation of bai jiu is regulated lightly or not at all and nearly every town or village has a distiller. ...

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