Doctors Can Help Teens Make Healthy Choices by Facilitating Talk about Sex, Alcohol with Parents

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Doctors Can Help Teens Make Healthy Choices by Facilitating Talk about Sex, Alcohol with Parents Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help. News 18 IANS August 17, 2019 Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study …

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

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Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely. The New York Times By Aaron E. Carroll August 19, 2019 In many areas of health policy, the best of intentions can lead to more harm than good. Such is the case with America’s approach …

How the Bar Industry Plans to Deal With Harassment in the Workplace—Including Unruly Guests

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How the Bar Industry Plans to Deal With Harassment in the Workplace—Including Unruly Guests Fortune By Billy Lyons August 17, 2019 Though bars are known for offering refuge to many, their reputation as a house of worship with better tasting holy water is not celebrated the same way as a religious institution. Bars and restaurants have been stigmatized as places where …

Religion and Drinking Alcohol in the U.S.

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Religion and Drinking Alcohol in the U.S. Source: https://news.gallup.com/ BY FRANK NEWPORT August 13, 2019 Americans who attend religious services weekly are less likely than others to drink alcohol, reflecting the centuries-old connection in American history between religion and the perceived immorality of drinking. As my colleague Lydia Saad recently pointed out in her annual review of Gallup’s trends on drinking, …

United Kingdom:  University shuts its SU bar because students prefer coffee to beer

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United Kingdom:  University shuts its SU bar because students prefer coffee to beer The Telegraph By Yohannes Lowe August 15, 2019 A Scottish University has closed its Student Union bar because of a dwindling demand for alcohol from its students who increasingly prefer coffee to beer. Abertay University, located in Dundee, Scotland, said that stocking alcohol at Bar One was no longer …

Study Shows Mothers Who Drinks Alcohol During Pregnancy is at Risk Changing their Babies’ DNA

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Study Shows Mothers Who Drinks Alcohol During Pregnancy is at Risk Changing their Babies’ DNA The Science Times Staff Reporter August 15, 2019 Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according to a Rutgers-led study. “Our findings may make it easier to test children for prenatal alcohol exposure – and …

College Football Turns to an Unlikely Savior: Beer, Beer and More Beer

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College Football Turns to an Unlikely Savior: Beer, Beer and More Beer Four Southeastern Conference schools are the latest to expand alcohol sales at football stadiums amid widespread attendance declines The Wall Street Journal By Brian Costa August 16, 2019  There are still prohibition laws banning the sale of alcohol in many places in Arkansas, but the state university’s football stadium …

Are your kids using delivery apps to order booze?

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Are your kids using delivery apps to order booze? Cape Talk August 15, 2019 SOUTH AFRICA – It seems that the convenience of being able to have food delivered straight to your door with just a few clicks of a button might be proving particularly satisfying for a certain demographic – underage drinkers. Parents have noted with concern the ease …

Gallup poll reveals drinking habits of Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals

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Gallup poll reveals drinking habits of Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals The Washington Times By Jennifer Harper August 15, 2019 A new Gallup poll gauging the nation’s drinking preferences also reveals that the drinking habits of political and ideological rivals are similar. Well, sort of. There is a divide over beer. Here’s what the pollster found: 65% of Americans overall say they drink …

Should bartenders drink on the job? Project: Drive Sober looks into Sober Server ordinances

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Should bartenders drink on the job? Project: Drive Sober looks into Sober Server ordinances WTMJ TV 4 By Rachael Glaszcz August 15, 2019 The muffled sound of a dice shaking inside a soft, leather cup. The loud snap as the dice hit the counter. It’s called Bar Dice. A drinking game commonly played in Wisconsin bars. The game determines who pays …