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Round for Round: Women's Drinking Rates Catching Up to Men's
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November 23rd, 2015
Men are still the big drinkers in the United States, but the gender gap is closing.
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For Pregnant Women, Absolutely No Drinking, Docs Say
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October 19th, 2015
Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, a new report confirms.
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Cheers! Yeast's Evolutionary Journey Gave Beer Its Flavor
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August 12th, 2015
Beer's essential ingredient, yeast, has a fascinating evolutionary story that begins in a cave more than 500 years ago.
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Less Vino, Please: Italian Drinking Rates Drop
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November 18th, 2015
Italians may be known for their love of wine, but drinking rates in the country have actually dropped markedly in recent years. Here's why.
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Parents: Talk About Alcohol When Kids Are 9
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August 30th, 2015
A new report advises parents to start talking to their children early about alcohol, in order to prevent dangerous consequences.
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Drunk Driving Rates by State
August 6th, 2015
Drunk driving is most common in Hawaii, but the Midwest and parts of the West also have high rates of drunk driving as well.
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Many Female College Freshmen Report Sexual Assault, Rape
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May 20th, 2015
During college, women's risk of rape is highest during their freshman year, researchers say.
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Off the Deep End: Man's Drunken Lake Dive Bursts His Bladder
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October 22nd, 2015
Drinking can lead to both a very full bladder, and a dimmed awareness of how full it is, setting the stage perfectly for a bladder rupture, doctors say.
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People with ALS May Consume More Calories, But Weigh Less
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August 17th, 2015
A new study finds that shortly before a diagnosis of ALS, people with the condition have a higher calorie intake, but lower BMI, than people who don't develop ALS.
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Smartphone App Tells You When to Stop Drinking
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July 6th, 2015
A new app can help you keep track of your not-so-healthy habits.
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