Alcohol

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People with ALS May Consume More Calories, But Weigh Less
Brain Neurons
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
Two women have a drink and look at a smartphone
July 6th, 2015
A new app can help you keep track of your not-so-healthy habits.
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Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Promote Early Drinking
A mom takes a drink away from her teenage daughter.
March 31st, 2015
Children who try a sip of alcohol as pre-teens are more likely to start drinking before high school, a new study suggests.
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Cheers! Yeast's Evolutionary Journey Gave Beer Its Flavor
A beer bottle with foam coming out the top of it
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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Alcohol Consumption Linked to Heart Damage in Elderly
An older couple toasts with glasses with wine.
May 26th, 2015
Among older adults, greater consumption of alcohol is linked with more damage to the heart, researchers say.
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Egyptians Brewed Beer in Tel Aviv 5,000 Years Ago
beer basin
March 30th, 2015
During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence suggests.
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170-Year-Old Shipwreck Beer Smells Gross
shipwreck beer bottle
March 5th, 2015
Scientists opened two bottles of beer from a shipwreck off the coast of Finland to get a profile of the 19th century brews. The discovered some unpleasant smells.
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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
A walkway on a college campus
May 20th, 2015
During college, women's risk of rape is highest during their freshman year, researchers say.
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'MIND' Your Diet, and Protect Against Alzheimer's
A veggie wrap
March 24th, 2015
Researchers have created a new diet they call the "MIND" diet, which may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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