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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.

Addiction 'off' switch is possible but not a cure

A new report has indicated that it may be possible to 'turn off' withdrawal symptoms deriving from when people refrain from taking illegal substances for a period of time to make it easier for people to stop.

One in 10 deaths among adults due to excessive drinking

Washington - In the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years.

New 'BrewDrop' app brings beer to your house

Austin - The new smartphone app called BrewDrop is offering a way for legal drinkers to get beer delivered to their house. The cost of the drinks and a $5 delivery fee are all you will need to get some fresh beer at home.

Video: Drunken handler releases furious bull into crowd

One thing everyone likes to do during a bullfight is drink. However the man keeping the crowd safe apparently had too much when he set the bull loose on a crowd of men, women and children.

Op-Ed: Another prohibitionist lies about marijuana

In the minds of prohibitionists, truth and honesty have no merit. No matter how big the lie, the anti–legalization crowd will use fallacies or inconsistencies to defend a system of extraordinary economic and societal cost.

Study: Alcohol use declines in soldiers who kill during combat

A study recently showed that troops who kill during combat are less likely to abuse alcohol both in the military and in their civilian life.

Bahraini parliament taking steps to ban alcohol

Manama - In a bid to undo its reputation of decadence and vice among its neighbors Bahrain is taking steps to ban alcohol and other un-Islamic activities subjects of the kingdom partake in.

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.
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