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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.

Memory loss from excessive drinking is on the rise with teenagers

San Diego - An adverse consequence of drinking is the so-termed blackout. Remarkably this has been reported by up to 50 percent of drinkers.

French Christmas market attacker was drunk

Paris - A man who rammed his car into a French Christmas market, killing one person and injuring nine others, had nearly four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, a police source said Friday.

4 out of 10 cancers linked to lifestyle

South Mimms - A U.K. based cancer charity estimates that 4 out of 10 cancer cases could be avoided if people make alternative lifestyle choices.

New study shows how alcohol interferes with sleep

A number of people admit to using alcohol as a means of getting to sleep. This may work initially, however new research indicates that alcohol interferes with sleep patterns.

Most regular drinkers are not alcohol dependent

Atlanta - In the U.S., nine in 10 adults who drink alcohol above the recommended “safe” levels are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

One in four young people in Briton never drink alcohol

According to a new report, one in four 16-30 year olds in England do not drink alcohol at all. They said they prefer to use the internet than go out drinking.

Op-Ed: Government ignores voters on marijuana

Denver - State, local and federal government agents have launched secretive raids on marijuana growers and dispensaries in Washington and Colorado, the two states where voters legalized it.

Op-Ed: Whisky review #3: Laphroaig 10 year old Special

Medicinal, iodine, peat, smoke, seaweed. These might sound like off-putting combinations, but when crafted as Laphroaig a unique and bold whisky is created.

A+ student attempts robbery of couple after going 'off the rails'

Leicester Crown Court heard yesterday how an English college student achieving A+ grades for her work attempted the robbery of a couple in the street after going "off the rails" when falling into bad company.

App combines beer with free movies

Developer Aleksandr Semenov has created a way to get free movies for buying beer. Bluetooth technology reads information on the bottle and unlocks movies on your computer. You only need to tap it on a sensor to make it work.

CNN reporter apologizes for allegedly biting two EMTs while drunk

Baghdad - Arwa Damon bit two emergency workers while in a drunken state. Shortly after that the media coverage exploded and Damon is now facing a massive lawsuit.

Spain's cold shower for sex and booze resorts

- Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess."We came to get drunk, basically.

Photo essay: Exploring London's new gin museum Special

London - A gin museum opened up in London this month. The museum explores the history of the versatile drink and its relationship with London's past and present. Digital Journal paid the museum a visit.
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