ME: Maine bill would let drunken drivers keep license if they submit to screenings

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ME: Maine bill would let drunken drivers keep license if they submit to screenings The Pendleton Times-Post The Associated Press October 14, 2015AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine lawmaker is working on a bill that would let convicted drunken drivers keep their driver’s licenses if they submit to alcohol screenings twice a day. WMTW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1LObOAe ) state Rep. Patty Hymanson, of …

Russia: Russian cities consider banning booze once a week

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Russia: Russian cities consider banning booze once a week   Fox 5 News (New York) October 14, 2015 MOSCOW (AP) — Some Russian officials this week are daring to think the seemingly unthinkable in the land of vodka — banning the sale of alcohol once a week in the country’s two main cities.   Although the initiative is only in …

The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

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The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists   Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk                                     Source: The Telegraph By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 14 Oct 2015   Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or …

Restaurant drink orders decline

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Restaurant drink orders decline   Source: Food Business News by Monica Watrous 10/13/2015   Consumers are ordering fewer beverages in restaurants. Drink orders have declined 4%, or 2 billion servings, over a five-year period, according to new research from The NPD Group, Chicago.   Behind the trend are changing tastes and cost consciousness, NPD said. In particular, carbonated soft drinks, …

BrewDog lets world’s strongest canned beer loose on the market

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BrewDog lets world’s strongest canned beer loose on the market   Source: OLN By Mathew Lyons 14 October, 2015   BrewDog, Scotland’s leading independent brewery, has launched what it believes is the world’s strongest canned beer.   Black-Eyed King Imp is a Russian Imperial Stout inspired by the flavours Vietnamese coffee. It has an ABV of 12.7%.   The stout …

Alcohol addiction: the truth about this deadly disease

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Alcohol addiction: the truth about this deadly disease   Source: The Examiner October 12, 2015   A study by the National Institutes of Health reports that one in three Americans suffers from Alcohol Use Disorder, but only 20 percent seek AUD treatment. We look at what is driving these staggering stats and how alcoholism is treated in the U.S.   …

Study Suggests Breakthrough in Tackling Alcoholism – Normalizing Dopamine Levels in the Brain Can Reduce Alcohol Cravings, Study Shows

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Study Suggests Breakthrough in Tackling Alcoholism – Normalizing Dopamine Levels in the Brain Can Reduce Alcohol Cravings, Study Shows?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /   More than 16 million adults in the U.S. have an alcohol-use disorder   Source: WSJ By Gautam Naik Oct. 14, 2015   Scientists have shown that a drug that normalizes dopamine levels in …

As kombucha sales boom, makers ask feds for new alcohol test

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As kombucha sales boom, makers ask feds for new alcohol test Albuquerque Journal October 12, 2015 DENVER — A tangy fermented tea called kombucha has moved from the natural foods aisle to the mainstream. But it’s also moved into the hot seat amid renewed concerns that it can contain low levels of alcohol. Five years after alcohol levels detected in …

Michigan: Powdered alcohol ban passes Michigan House

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Michigan: Powdered alcohol ban passes Michigan House   Source: MLive Emily Lawler October 13, 2015   A ban on powdered alcohol in Michigan is one step closer to becoming law after winning approval from the House of Representatives on Tuesday.   Federal officials earlier this year approved Palcohol, a powdered alcohol product that can be reconstituted into an alcoholic beverage …

Red Lobster, Olive Garden Workers Take Pay Fight To 7th Circ.

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Red Lobster, Olive Garden Workers Take Pay Fight To 7th Circ.   Source: Law360 By Gail Sullivan October 13, 2015   A proposed class of workers at Darden Restaurant Inc., the company that runs Olive Garden and once ran Red Lobster, is asking the Seventh Circuit to overturn an Illinois federal judge’s dismissal of claims by a lead plaintiff following …