Alcohol Is Good For You? The Public Is Not Convinced

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Alcohol Is Good For You? The Public Is Not Convinced   Source: Science 2.0 June 21st 2015   Decades ago, the American Council on Science and Health said that saturated fats were not as bad as was being portrayed and replacements would be worse. National Resources Defense Council and other scare-story-of-the-month groups had sided with yet another ban on food …

One drink a day ups breast cancer risk by 12%

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One drink a day ups breast cancer risk by 12%   Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 22nd June, 2015   Just one alcoholic drink a day increases women’s risk of developing breast cancer by up to 12%, new research suggests.   According to a new fact sheet by Alcohol Concern, each drink per day increases the risk in …

Teenage binge-drinking could influence brain into adulthood

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Teenage binge-drinking could influence brain into adulthood   Digital Journal By Sravanth Verma April 29, 2015   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.   Such individuals’ brains may show structural and functional abnormalities in the hippo campus, the part …

Wal Mart Stores : WalMart calls state liquor laws discriminatory

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Wal Mart Stores : WalMart calls state liquor laws discriminatory   Source: 4-Trader June 19   Accusing Texas of discriminating against corporations, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. filed new documents Thursday in state and federal courts as part of its push to sell liquor in Texas.   Provisions enforced by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission — especially one banning public companies, like …

‘Radical’ Oz law to breathalyse drinkers in bars

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‘Radical’ Oz law to breathalyse drinkers in bars   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 19th June, 2015   New legislation in Australia could see drinkers randomly breathalysed in bars and pubs – with venues fined AU$56,000 if patrons’ blood alcohol levels are deemed “too high”.   If approved, the new laws would give Queensland police the authority to …

United Kingdom: EU vote on alcohol calorie labels

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United Kingdom: EU vote on alcohol calorie labels   Rocket News By Editor – Health News April 29, 2015 Pint of beer or packet of crisps? Both contain similar calories   The European Parliament is set to vote on whether calorie labels should be put on all alcoholic drinks.   Mandatory labeling is needed to inform consumers and help halt rising …

Australia: Alcohol in Australia: Young people preloading and getting drunk in greater numbers

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Australia: Alcohol in Australia: Young people preloading and getting drunk in greater numbers   The Courier By Julie Power April 29, 2015   The number of young people drinking to get drunk rose to nearly 60 per cent in the past year, while 73 per cent had preloaded on cheaper drinks at home before going out, according to a comprehensive survey of Australian’s drinking …

The Effects Drinking Alcohol On An Empty Stomach Have On Your Body

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The Effects Drinking Alcohol On An Empty Stomach Have On Your Body   Medical Daily By Stephanie Castillo April 29, 2015   How bad is it, really, to drink on an empty stomach?   Total DUI, an organization that provides information to people recently arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, put together this infographic to illustrate how …

Exploding moonshine: The new golden age of outlaw liquor

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Exploding moonshine: The new golden age of outlaw liquor Gant Daily By CNN, International News June 17, 2015 Moonshining is a vocation that speaks to the American pioneer spirit. In the golden age, folk heroes like Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton and Doc King avoided high alcohol taxes by hitching their stills to souped-up cars and lighting out for the Appalachian woods after …

Parisian Wine Bar Serves Booze In Baby Bottles

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Parisian Wine Bar Serves Booze In Baby Bottles the drinks business By Rupert Millar June 12, 2015   At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance. Cereal cafes, food served on …