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Addiction Changes Brain Biology in 3 Stages, Experts Say
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January 27th, 2016
Scientists are investigating how addiction affects the brain.
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Do Pot Smokers Drink More or Less? Results Are Mixed
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December 31st, 2015
Do people who use legal marijuana drink less or more alcohol? The answer, it turns out, is complicated, a new study finds.
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4 Calorie-Cutting Tips That Won't Leave You Hungry
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December 7th, 2015
To lose weight, most people need to reduce the number of calories they consume. Here are a few calorie-cutting tips that won't leave you feeling extra hungry.
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Moderate Drinkers Less Depressed Than Teetotalers, Poll Finds
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January 26th, 2016
Is alcohol a mood booster?
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Wine + Penny = Problem Solved! Chemistry Hack Saves Old Wine
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December 10th, 2015
Good news, wine lovers: You can revive a stale bottle of your favorite vintage with a simple chemistry experiment.
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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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Health Issue Brewing? 'Kefir Beer' May Someday Help
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January 4th, 2016
A beer that researchers made using ingredients from kefir may be good for health, a rodent study suggests.
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Cheers? Counting the Calories in Alcoholic Drinks
December 7th, 2015
Alcohol can be a "hidden" source of calories. Here's a look at how many calories are in different alcohol drinks.
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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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