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Some cancers associated with drinking to "excess" (a pint of beer a day)

As noted repeatedly in prior posts, toxic torts require proof of causation. As such, an assessment of alternative explanations for the disease or illness at issue becomes important. The consumption of alcohol (usually in excess of some amount) has been associated with ovarian and breast cancer in women...

What drives developmental defects in children exposed to drugs and alcohol as fetuses? Loss of chromosomes in brain cells?

Prenatal exposure to amphetamines and alcohol produces abnormal numbers of chromosomes in fetal mouse brains. The findings suggest these abnormal counts may contribute to the developmental defects seen in children exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero. Researchers injected pregnant mice with alcohol...