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Will they be lowering the age of drinking to 18?

Will they be lowering the age of drinking to 18?

Let's hope not.: Sure, let's have kids start driving and drinking legally at about the same age. Bad combination. Maybe they should raise the driving age?? ...Read more

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Tell me why the drinking age should be lowered to 18?

I can't tell: You why it should be lowered to 18 since I don't believe that it would be wise. ...Read more

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What can I give my child to drink from ages 2 to 11?

What can I give my child to drink from ages 2 to 11?

See below: The only thing you need to avoid is surgery drinks. They are a source of empty calories. Also, I would use 1% milk. ...Read more

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Wonder about rationale to lower the drinking age to 18?

Pro's & con's: I am not personally in favor of lowering the drinking age. This site sheds some light on the matter: http://drinkingage. Procon. Org/. ...Read more

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What age can a child start drinking coffee?

Never and Why?: Why should a child ever drink coffee unless totally decaffeinated. It has no strong nutrition al value. But in moderation, for no scientific reason, decaff over 2. ...Read more

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When was the drinking age lowered to 18 for alcohol?

When was the drinking age lowered to 18 for alcohol?

What country?: Please specify in which country you are referring. In the usa, the minimum legal drinking age is 21 year old, which is usually high compared to most nations of the world which is 18 years old. ...Read more

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Doea drinking alchol at15-16 yrs age good or harmfull?

Doea drinking alchol at15-16 yrs age good or harmfull?

Depends: How much alcohol? Brain development is completed around age 20 so any drug is best to stay away from. When we are younger we often do not understand the consequences of our actions. Be careful and safe and always have a designated driver. ...Read more

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Might drinking under the age of 21 affect your growth?

Might drinking under the age of 21 affect your growth?

Could make you fat: Let's leave the question about underage drinking alone. Alcohol is a carbohydrate. Carbs contain calories. Calories can make you fat if you consume more than you burn. Extra calories as alcohol or anything else won't stunt your growth--expect the opposite. ...Read more

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Why should the drinking age be lowered to 18 if they drive drunk?

Why should the drinking age be lowered to 18 if they drive drunk?

Prevention: Most behaviors associated with subsatnce abuse start early, on the contrary drinking age should be raised to 21 far too many people die because of alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of drinking coffee from and early age?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of drinking coffee from and early age?

More pros, few cons: Coffee does appear to have some health benefits. It is high in antioxidants, it may lower the risk of uterine cancer, it may lower the risk of developing diabetes and dementia among others. The only con is the high caffeine amount in coffee. ...Read more

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Male age 52 a chain smoker drink around 7 ltrs of chilled ice melted water is that normal or not.

Male age 52 a chain smoker drink around 7 ltrs of chilled ice melted water is that normal or not.

No: Chain smoking is never normal. As to drinking ice water. It is healthy to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. More within moderation is not bad. Better to drink water than alcohol ...Read more

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Hi my age is 29 and I was chain smoker per day I drink atleast 40 cigrates now I have cough which medicine is good from me?

Hi my age is 29 and I was chain smoker per day I drink atleast 40 cigrates now I have cough which medicine is good from me?

Cough: You really need to see a doctor, have your lungs listened to. Get a chest xray and some breathing tests to amke sure you don't have asthma among other things ...Read more

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What should I eat/drink when ttc? And what should I not eat/drink or have less of? I don't smoke/take drugs, but find it boring to exercise? Age 18

What should I eat/drink when ttc? And what should I not eat/drink or have less of? I don't smoke/take drugs, but find it boring to exercise? Age 18

See below: I would eat lots of fruits and vegetables, take Folic Acid and avoid fish high in mercury, fried foods, foods with artificial colors/preservatives/artificial sweeteners and gmo ingredients. I would have no more than 1 alcoholic drink 2-3x/week. See http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/foodpyramid. Aspx for good dietary advice ttc or not. Also see http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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I drink and smoke a lot but I am not habitual of drinking and smoking. So please tell me till which age I can drink and smoke without any health prob?

I drink and smoke a lot but I am not habitual of drinking and smoking. So please tell me till which age I can drink and smoke without any health prob?

Harms at Any Age: Drinking and smoking a lot will cause many health problems at any age. Excessive drinking & smoking leads to cancer, liver damage, lung, heart, gi, problems, the list goes on. The earlier you start smoking/drinking too much the sooner the problems will happen. Starting as a teen can lead to developmental & growth problems. See your doctor for more info & ways to help quit smoking & limit alcohol. ...Read more

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I know overseas the drinking age is lower. At what age can a person safely consume small amounts of alcohol (with family) without extreme health consequences?

I know overseas the drinking age is lower. At what age can a person safely consume small amounts of alcohol (with family) without extreme health consequences?

Use common sense: The effect of alcohol on the development of the nervous system is the main issue here since alcohol is known to be neurotoxic. You did not define what a small amount is and I think the age that small amounts can be given safely will vary depending on the how physically and emotionally developed the person is as well as history of addiction in the family. ...Read more

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Correct me if I am wrong. I am 50 yrs and a runner run 7 k a day. I am fit and keeo the same weight. I don't smoke or drink alkohol. My question ' can I eat any food I like as far as I keep the same weight or the age affects. Pls I need your advise

Correct me if I am wrong. I am 50 yrs and a runner run 7 k a day. I am fit and keeo the same weight. I don't smoke or drink alkohol. My question ' can I eat any food I like as far as I keep the same weight or the age affects. Pls I need your advise

Depends: First off, let me congratulate you on having an active & healthy lifestyle. Depends on your cholesterol level & if you have occult CAD which nearly 50% of white males do by age 50. Talk to your physician about appropriate screening & consider a coronary calcium screening test. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Why should the drinking age be 21 >18?

Why should the drinking age be 21 >18?

Drinking age: The idea is that with greater years, people might be more self-responsible about their drinking. In adolescence, most people don't realize that they aren't invulnerable or that harm can happen to them. I don't think this recognition happens magically at 21, but maybe raising the drinking age is an attempt to give more people time to grow up in a healthy way. ...Read more

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Disagree the drinking age should be 18?

Disagree the drinking age should be 18?

Two problems: 1) how do you stop underage drinking and driving. Motor vehicle crashes from dwi are a terrible problem and adding younger drivers, drinking, will increase that. 2) how do you stop the less than 18 year old crew from drinking? If the law enforces the dwi laws in place and penalizes those who provide alcohol to minors, then I am for lowering the age to 18. ...Read more

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Should the drinking age be 21 everywhere?

Should the drinking age be 21 everywhere?

It depends.....: The drinking age was 18 until the reagan administration. Then it was pushed up to 21. There are 2 trains of thought here: 1) people under 21 are not mature enough to handle alcohol responsibly, 2) anyone old enough to go to war and fight/die for their country should have legal rights of an adult. The decision legally is 21. But the answer to this question, you must answer for yourself. ...Read more

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Disagree re drinking age be lowered to 18?

Disagree re drinking age be lowered to 18?

PUT IT THIS WAY: Every study lately shows the earlier you expose the brain to drugs, the higher the risk for dependance and abuse, as well as the additional use of recreational/illegal drugs, pain killers, etc. ...Read more

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Should drinking age be lowered to 18 or not?

Should drinking age be lowered to 18 or not?

I've always thought: Odd that people could volunteer to serve in the military, but were "too immature" to handle alcohol. ...Read more

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I want to know why should drinking age be 21?

I want to know why should drinking age be 21?

Considered Responsib: The age is an artifial one trying to find a line where people seem more responsible. This one was pegged to the voting age of the time. There is no real data that there is a difference. In countries with no age limit, the problems of alcoholism appear no worse than ours. ...Read more

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Why should drinking age be 18 if kids are foolish?

Why should drinking age be 18 if kids are foolish?

It puzzles me why: 18 yo's are mature enough to volunteer or be drafted in the srvices, but are considered "too immature" to handle alcohol. Responsible drinking also means not driving. ...Read more

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What should and shouldn't a child age 5-10 years eat or drink?

What should and shouldn't a child age 5-10 years eat or drink?

Stay away from sugar: Kids need about 18 to 24 ounces of milk per day, about 4 ounces of juice, and the rest water.
I would stay away from caffeinated teas, sodas and nectars. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hurt my health from drinking at such a young age?

How to tell if I have hurt my health from drinking at such a young age?

Possibly: Alcohol can harm health. I don't know your particulars but please see your physician if you are concerned about alcohol related medical problems. ...Read more