Alcohol

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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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Alcohol Intake Peaks at Age 25, But Continues into Old Age
mother and daughter drinking wine
March 5th, 2015
Men generally drink more alcohol than women, but the genders go through similar changes in their drinking habits over their lifetimes, a new study on people in the United Kingdom finds.
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Is Marijuana Safe? It's More Complicated Than You Think
Marijuana plant
February 26th, 2015
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
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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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'Love' Hormone Sobers Up Drunken Rats
wild rat
February 25th, 2015
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
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Alcohol May Help Elderly Women, But Not Men, Live Longer
An older couple drinks wine together at a restaurant.
February 10th, 2015
Older men may want to put down that glass of wine, reports a new study, which found that only women ages 65 or older may benefit from drinking alcohol, and even that is subject to debate.
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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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You Look Hotter After 1 Drink, But Not 2
man and woman drinking at a bar
March 3rd, 2015
People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.
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