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Bacteria in Wine May Bring Health Benefits
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September 25th, 2014
There are bacteria in wine, but could these bacteria be probiotics, which are good for your health? A new study suggests yes.
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World's Oldest Wine Cellar Fueled Palatial Parties
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August 27th, 2014
An archaeological excavation at a Bronze Age palace in modern-day Israel revealed an astonishingly intact ancient wine cellar. A chemical analysis of residue from the jars showed that the wine had traces of pine resin, honey, mint and juniper.
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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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Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide
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September 23rd, 2014
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
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Hangovers Are About Half Genetic
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August 22nd, 2014
Genetics plays a big role in how susceptible people are to hangovers, a new study finds.
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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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Birthday Binging Linked to More Hospital Admissions
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July 29th, 2014
A new study found that binge drinking landed more Canadian adolescents in the hospital for alcohol-related incidents during their birthday weeks than any other time of the year.
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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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