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Alcohol-exposed pregnancy remains a risk in U.S.

Washington - Despite numerous warnings, many women in the U.S. consume alcohol while they are pregnant. New figures, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), place the number of women at risk as 3 million.

Beer made from discarded bread launched

London - The London based Hackney Brewery, together with a food waste charity called Feedback, have launched a pale ale made from surplus loaves of bread.

North Korea invents 'hangover-free alcohol'

North Korea claims it has invented hangover-free alcohol. The reclusive dictatorship says it has perfected a liquor that doesn't cause nasty after-effects.

Should alcoholic drinks carry calorie information?

London - A call has been made for alcoholic drinks to carry the number of calories each can or bottle contains. This is so consumers will understand the contribution from drinks to weight gain.

Drink driving rates for young people in U.S. 'are better'

Washington - Driving under the influence of alcohol and alcohol and marijuana for young adults (aged 16−25) has declined in the U.S., according to a new report.

Mixing alcohol with diet beverages raises breath alcohol levels

Breathalyzers are used to assess the level of alcohol a person has consumed. It can be used to assess drink-driving or in some workplaces. New research suggests mixing alcohol with diet drinks makes the readings higher.

Iran leaders won't attend receptions serving alcohol: diplomat

Tehran - Iran's leaders won't attend events serving alcohol, a diplomat said Wednesday after French media reported that President Hassan Rouhani refused to attend a state dinner in Paris because wine was on the menu.

One in three vegetarians admits to eating meat while drunk

A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.

Six special gins tried and tasted Special

Saint Albans - Drinks tasting events provide a good way to sample different products, especially those produced by smaller distilleries or breweries. One spirit that is standing out at the moment is gin. Digital Journal visited a tasting event in St. Albans.

Greece suffers the moonshine blues as EU demands tax hike

Atenas - Distillers in Greece were aghast Friday over EU demands for the abolition of long-running tax exemptions believed to cost the cash-strapped state millions of euros in lost revenue.

Review: Vintage drinks advertising posters on display Special

Barnet - Tucked away in leafy Hertfordshire is a pub called The Arkley. On display in the establishment is a collection of vintage drinks advertising posters throughout the years. Digital Journal paid a visit.

The evolution of lager yeast charted

The key to making a good beer is a mix of the best ingredients, craft and the best yeast. In the beer world, lagers dominate the market. Researchers have been pondering the origins of the lager yeast.

Pilot and crew pulled off Oslo plane after failing breath test

Oslo - The Latvian pilot of an airBaltic flight and three crew members were pulled off the Greece-bound plane in Oslo early Saturday after failing a breathalyser test before take-off, Norwegian police said.

Drink and be? Four types of drunkenness discovered

New research conducted in the U.S. has categorized the drunken personalities that people adopt as: “Mary Poppins”, “Hemingway”, “Nutty Professor” or “Mr Hyde”. Do you agree, and, if you drink, which one is your closest match?

Review: Cats galore at Chesham's cat themed pub Special

Chesham - The Black Cat is a small, homely pub located in the historic market town of Chesham. On a hot summer's afternoon, Digital Journal popped in to examine the varied features (and sample a pint of ale.)

Indian police arrest bootlegger over toxic liquor deaths

New Delhi - Indian police have arrested a bootlegger accused of supplying the toxic liquor that killed 100 people from a slum in the financial capital Mumbai, a senior officer has said.

Death toll from Mumbai liquor poisoning rises to 90

Mumbai - The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor rose to 90 on Saturday, Mumbai police said.

Toxic liquor kills 41 in India's Mumbai

Mumbai - Forty-one people have died in Mumbai and 12 others are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India.

Local gin kills 70 in Nigeria: Health officials

Lagos - About 70 people have died in Nigeria's oil-rich south after consuming home-brewed gin that was found to contain large amounts of methanol, senior health officials said on Wednesday.

Marijuana plus alcohol increases THC levels in the blood

The interaction between marijuana and alcohol remains poorly understood. A new study shows that the two can make for a dangerous combination, since alcohol increases the levels of THC in the blood.

French barman sentenced after man drinks 56 shots and dies

Clermont-ferrand - A French barman received a suspended jail sentence Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.

Teenage binge-drinking could influence brain into adulthood

New research on rats, supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development.

170-year-old champagne found from shipwreck, and tasted

Fancy trying a glass of 170 year-old champagne? You now can for around $100,000 a bottle. The bottles were recovered from a shipwreck and a few have been put up for auction.

Muslim-majority Indonesia bans some beer sales

Jakarta - Indonesia on Thursday banned small retailers from selling beer, despite an outcry from the booze industry and in tourism hotspots over the Muslim-majority country's latest offensive against drinking.

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Brussels - Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.

UAE convicts 28 over 'sex and alcohol' boat party

Dubai - Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht in Dubai, reports said on Monday.

Booze or Marijuana — What's best for the kids? A doctor replies

Booze or pot? What would you prefer your kids to take? Neither, you might say. But, faced with the reality that drugs and alcohol are a part of many kid's lives, what should you choose, if you had to? A doctor gives his opinion.

Review: The mysterious Finlaggan whisky — An Islay gem Special

Edinburgh - Digital Journal presents its seventh selected whisky for review. After tasting the highly popular Glenlivet 12 year-old last time we're looking at something altogether rarer and more mysterious: Finlaggan.

Death toll from toxic liquor in India hits 31, over 100 ill

Lucknow - A lethal batch of home-brew liquor sold at a local cricket match has killed at least 31 people in northern India, with more than 100 others ill in hospital, police and medical officials said Tuesday.

World faces a cancer tidal wave

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) is predicting that cancer rates globally are set to increase. At the same time the health agency calls for restrictions on the levels of sugar and alcohol made available to the world's population.
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