Ukraine’s IT Army is disrupting Russia’s alcohol distribution

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Ukraine’s IT Army is disrupting Russia’s alcohol distribution Bleeping Computer By Bill Toulas May 5, 2022 Hacktivists operating on the side of Ukraine have focused their DDoS attacks on a portal that is considered crucial for the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Russia. DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are collective efforts to overwhelm servers with large volumes of garbage …

Your To-Go Cocktails Make It Harder to Enforce Underage Drinking Laws

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Your To-Go Cocktails Make It Harder to Enforce Underage Drinking Laws The Pew Charitable Trusts By Jenni Bergal May 5, 2022 During the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of states have given a boost to struggling restaurants by allowing them to sell cocktails to-go, through takeout, curbside pickup or home delivery. But the expansion of alcohol to-go laws has placed a heavy …

Alcohol use disorder deaths rose in the U.S. during pandemic, study finds

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Alcohol use disorder deaths rose in the U.S. during pandemic, study finds UPI By Brian P. Dunleavy May 4, 2022 May 4 (UPI) — Deaths related to alcohol addiction in the United States were higher than expected during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis released Wednesday. Based on figures from the previous eight years, …

United Kingdom: Reality TV ‘bombards’ young people with images of alcohol use, study says

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United Kingdom: Reality TV ‘bombards’ young people with images of alcohol use, study says Shows including Love Island, Made in Chelsea and Married at First Sight Australia expose viewers to high levels of alcohol content, researchers said. Independent By Josie Clarke May 5, 2022 Reality TV “bombards” young people with alcohol marketing up to thousands of times across some of …

Alcohol as a Seizure Trigger

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Alcohol as a Seizure Trigger Epilepsy Foundation Authored By: Steven C. Schachter, MD Reviewed By: Joseph I. Sirven MD April 27, 2022 Doctors and pharmacists are always warning people with epilepsy about alcohol. If you have epilepsy, drinking alcohol can have serious consequences. Most people with epilepsy are told to not drink, but that’s not always realistic. Others are told …

Study: Alcohol shrinks the brain, linked to Alzheimer’s

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Study: Alcohol shrinks the brain, linked to Alzheimer’s WFLA By Danielle MacKimm May 2, 2022 UTAH (ABC4) – Findings from a recent study suggest that having just one alcoholic beverage a day can shrink your brain and even lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. So, we must ask ourselves: how does this impact brain health? “This study that looked at alcohol …

‘Pilot’ cited for alleged DUI after Atlanta ‘pedal pub’ tips over, injuring 15

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‘Pilot’ cited for alleged DUI after Atlanta ‘pedal pub’ tips over, injuring 15 Two people were critically hurt, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said. NBC News By Dennis Romero and Lindsey Pipia April 30, 2022 ATLANTA, Georgia – The “pilot” of a pedal-powered vehicle that tipped over with 15 people onboard Saturday was cited for allegedly operating it under the …

Braintree Dave & Buster’s liquor license suspended after serving 27 drinks in 90 minutes

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Braintree Dave & Buster’s liquor license suspended after serving 27 drinks in 90 minutes Source: https://www.patriotledger.com/ May 1, 2022 Dave & Buster’s at South Shore Plaza has been given a two-day liquor license suspension after the town’s license board found the establishment guilty of serving intoxicated patrons. Two customers were taken into protective custody in the incident. Police said their …

American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Are Asking for a Two-Drink Alcohol Limit in Economy

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American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Are Asking for a Two-Drink Alcohol Limit in Economy The union thinks it could help curb unruly passenger incidents. Source: https://www.cntraveler.com/ May 1, 2022 Air travel is booming once again, with airlines expanding their route networks and restoring in-flight perks, like three-course meals and onboard cocktails. But there’s one airline that is still limiting booze for …

Understanding the Relationship Between Alcohol and Kidney Cancer

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Understanding the Relationship Between Alcohol and Kidney Cancer Healthline Medically reviewed by Joseph Brito III, MD Written by Jacquelyn Cafasso April 26, 2022 The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that filter out waste from your blood. The kidneys also maintain the proper balance of fluid and electrolytes in the body. Though scientists agree that alcohol can play a role in …