Alcohol Plays Role in Many Air Rage Incidents

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Source: 11 Alive 11Alive Staff, WXIA People get on a plane for all kinds of reasons: work, a wedding, a family vacation or funeral. Mix all that with alcohol, cramped quarters and too much baggage and sometimes the skies aren’t so friendly. According to a USA Today investigation, it often starts with a drink. One drink that becomes three or …

Alcohol Drinking Pattern Influences Risk of Cirrhosis

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News Medical Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different patterns of drinking. Currently scientists believe that cirrhosis is a function of the volume of alcohol consumed irrespective of patterns of drinking. Investigators have now established that alcohol …

United Kingdom: Clubbers to be Breathalysed Before Entering London Venues in Booze Crackdown

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London Evening Star By Justin Davenport, Crime Editor   Club goers face being breathalysed before being allowed entry into London venues as part of a crackdown on drink-related violence. Police and clubs are launching a pilot scheme to enable doormen to breath test revellers they suspect are intoxicated so they can bar them from entry. The limit for testing “positive” …

One Glass of Wine Increases Stroke Risk by Third

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Source: The Telegraph By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Major research suggests one large glass of wine a day increases stroke risk significantly for those in their 50s and 60s Middle aged drinkers who down just one large glass of wine a day increase their risk of stroke by a third, warns a new study. The mass study, which tracked more …

Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving State Fact Sheets

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Find state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of alcohol-involved deaths and drunk driving and an overview of proven strategies to reduce or prevent drunk driving. View and download data, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day. About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration …

Dartmouth Bans Hard Alcohol, Forbids Greek Life Pledging

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Source: Boston Globe By Matt Rocheleau Moves target binge drinking, sex assaults Dartmouth College on Thursday announced sweeping changes aimed at curbing dangerous behavior on campus, saying it will ban hard liquor, forbid pledging at fraternities and sororities, and require all students to undergo a four-year sexual violence prevention program. The major overhaul, spelled out by President Philip Hanlon in …

One Booze-Free Day a Week Reduces Liver Damage

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Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely Abstaining from alcohol just one day a week could be enough to significantly reduce the chances of liver cirrhosis, a new study claims. Previous research suggested that liver disease was the result of the quantity of alcohol consumed, not the frequency as suggested in the published Journal of Hepatology. Researchers in Denmark studied …

West Virginia Frat Pledge from Upstate NY Dies with Blood Alcohol at Six Times Legal Limit for Driving

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Syracuse.com By the Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University fraternity pledge drank a lethal amount of alcohol shortly before he died during an initiation function last year, police said Tuesday. Tests showed 18-year-old Nolan Michael Burch’s blood alcohol level was 0.493 — more than six times the legal limit of 0.08 for driving, Morgantown Police Chief Ed …

Ranks of C-stores Continue to Swell

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Source: RT By Gina Acosta Small formats are all the rage in retail these days, so no wonder the latest data from Nielsen shows 2014 was another year of record growth. The U.S. convenience store count increased to 152,794 stores as of Dec. 31, a nearly 1% increase from the year prior, according to the 2015 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store …

No Hard Alcohol, No Pledging: Dartmouth Plans Major Cultural Reforms

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Washington Post By Nick Anderson Dartmouth College will prohibit all students, regardless of age, from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus and will create a new network of residential communities for student social life in a effort to rid the school of what its president calls “extreme behaviors.” The plan — a major cultural transformation of the campus, announced …