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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Powdered booze, overlooked by feds, gets banned

New York - A powder that turns water into booze has been banned from distribution and sale after initially being approved "in error" by federal regulators.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Op-Ed: Study - Teen drivers still texting & drinking behind the wheel

A recent study shows that while teen drivers know which behaviors are risky, they don’t quite understand what it means to engage in those behaviors.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

First self-serve beer tables now in Alberta Special

Edmonton - Want to pour your own beer during a night out? The first self-serve beer tables in Alberta are now in operation at a pub on Whyte Avenue.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

A smartphone device could potentially prevent DUIs and save lives

Imagine having a couple of drinks and taking a breathalyzer test without a police officer's involvement. Gadgets like Bactrak and AlcoHAWK have made that possible for several years. But accuracy claims of these devices are often questioned.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy

James Bond is dead, or should be

Since 1962, James Bond has graced the silver screen in 23 action packed films. Movies about Agent 007, the British Secret Agent portray the Bond character as invincible.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 3 comments

Community encouraged to take their teens out for a drink

A plan to combat youth binge drinking in Ireland has pub owners setting aside family nights for their patrons to bring their teens in for a pint. The plan has backing from some unexpected sources.
In the Media by Justin King

UK Government: 'On holiday, don’t let drink do your talking'

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is encouraging young travelers to think before they drink, to avoid putting themselves at risk of serious harm while holidaying in foreign countries.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Smoking and heavy drinking linked to cognitive decline

A new study indicates that a combination of smoking and heavy drinking habits can contribute to the acceleration of age-related cognitive decline.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Abstainers International supports those who just say No

In a world where drinking and drug use is commonplace, a new group is working to build a community that says no to partying but not to fun. Abstainers International launched today with a slew of celeb members.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Study: Smoking while drinking worsens hangovers

According to a new study that was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs claims that smoking may make a hangover worse.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

U.K. considering minimum alcohol pricing

A U.K. government agency has come out in support of proposals for a minimum price for alcoholic drinks. The idea is that by stopping alcoholic drinks from being sold too cheaply, this will deter vulnerable people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Qantas' pilot suspected of drinking alcohol forced out of cockpit

A Qantas captain was forced to give up the controls of a passenger jet because the cabin crew suspected her of drinking booze before the flight.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Panel discusses problems affecting Sydney area Special

Sydney - A public forum was held at the Kings Cross Hotel and presented by FBi Radio and Time Out Sydney. It comes after the death of Thomas Kelly who was hit in the head in an unprovoked attack.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

U.S. CDC reports 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol

Research released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says drinking among pregnant women is a public health concern. The agency noted 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Moderate drinking may be good for women's bones

Corvallis - Listen up all you teetotalers, a new study suggests moderate drinking may be good for the bones of post-menopausal women.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

Video: Buddhist monks filmed smoking, drinking, playing poker

Seoul - Eight monks of the Korean Buddhist Jogye sect were secretly filmed drinking, smoking and gambling in their hotel suite. The hidden surveillance camera recorded them playing a game of high stakes poker in which $875,000 was won.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Hillary Clinton parties all-night in Colombian nightclub

Cartagena - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 64, attending the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, took time off from the grueling routine of her official schedule to party all-night long at a Colombian nightclub on Saturday evening.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Single dose of LSD can help alcoholics give up drinking

Oslo - A new study by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology claims that analysis of independent clinical trials between 1966 and 1970 shows that a single dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD can help alcoholics give up drinking.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

More than 30 million Americans are binge drinkers

A new government report shows that millions of Americans have a drinking problem, as more than 30 million Americans are considered binge drinkers.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Fracking and investor-owned water utilities share the spoils

Washington - America’s two largest publicly traded water utilities are positioned to benefit from the billions of gallons of water needed annually by the oil and gas industry’s hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and could be downplaying associated water risks.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

CDC: Excessive alcohol consumption costs the US $223.5 billion

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost of excessive alcohol consumption to the United States exceeded $223 billion in 2006.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Drug and alcohol binge supposed cause of Amy Winehouse's death Special

London - After years of struggling with an on-again, off-again drug and alcohol addiction, the English singer--popular for her soulful voice and signature beehive hairdo--has died.
Digital Journal Report by Lahmeik Stacey - 14 comments

Study: Drinking alcohol may cause stress

Many people will have a drink of alcohol to help relax and unwind. A recent study showed that instead of making someone relax, alcohol may add tension and stress.
In the Media by Oscar Brooks - 1 comment

European study shows link between alcohol consumption and cancer

In a large Europe-wide study published in the British Medical Journal, excessive alcohol consumption beyond standard government recommendations was linked to notable incidents of cancer.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

People in the US are drinking more than they did earlier

People in the US are drinking more than they did 20 years ago. Researchers are attributing a variety of factors, including social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, to this increase.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 1 comment

Bobby Kennedy Jr. sues wife of 16 years for divorce

White Plains - The Kennedy saga continues with yet another divorce. The son of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed for his second divorce from his latest wife. The couple has four children.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 4 comments

Underage Drinking and Memorial Day Weekend

There is a direct correlation between underage drinking and trips to the hospital emergency room during Memorial Day weekend.
In the Media by Oscar Brooks - 2 comments

Teen girls drinking may increase risk of breast disease

In a recently published study of US teen girls found those who drank higher amounts of alcoholic beverages and more often in their teen years could increase their risks of developing breast disease.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 8 comments

Police charge man for keeping two boys in car while he partied

Sheriff's deputies arrest two men they alleged drove around for two days drinking and partying while leaving two young children locked up in their vehicle.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 8 comments
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