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Americans' Favorite Adult Beverage Is …
July 24th, 2014
A new Gallup poll found that beer is the most popular alcohol in the United States, though more women still prefer a glass of wine over a pint.
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Cancer-Fighting Diet: 6 Tips to Reduce Your Risk
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June 30th, 2014
Here are six science-supported tips for eating healthy to reduce your risk of cancer.
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A Complex Cocktail: Alcohol, Sex and Cute Monogamous Mammals (Op-Ed)
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April 10th, 2014
How does alcohol consumption affect romantic life? Let me count the ways.
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Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?
July 21st, 2014
Cork quality has been declining for years, and scientists think it may be from cork oak trees adapting to climate change.
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Drug Use Linked with Brain Differences in Teens
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June 13th, 2014
Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives have brain characteristics that are different from those who have never used drugs, a new study finds.
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Bud Light or Merlot? Twitter Maps Reveal Alcohol Choice by State
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April 4th, 2014
Wine in California, Coors in Colorado: New maps of Twitter users' alcohol preferences show the geography of beer and wine across the United States.
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Hangovers Don't Deter Drinkers
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March 3rd, 2014
No one likes a hangover, but the pain and discomfort people can experience after a night of drinking doesn't seem to have much of an effect on their future drinking behavior, a new study suggests.
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Adding Energy Drinks to Alcohol Boosts Urge to Drink
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July 17th, 2014
People feel a stronger urge to drink more alcohol when their drink contains an energy drink, along with alcohol, a new study finds.
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Origins of Inebriation Revealed
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May 27th, 2014
In prehistoric Eurasia, drugs and alcohol were originally reserved for ritual ceremonies, and weren't used merely to satisfy hedonistic motives, research suggests. They used alcohol and psychoactive plants to communicate with the spiritual world.
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