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2014-05-07 12:30:08

Research With Experts, Parents & Teens Suggests Early, Frequent, Engaging Dialog NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alcohol Talk, a new public education campaign to help parents talk with their teens about drinking, was unveiled today by sponsor Pernod Ricard USA, the New York-based unit of the global spirits and wine marketer. The campaign emphasizes the timing, language and opportunities parents can use to have this conversation with confidence and credibility, based on input from...

2014-05-07 10:52:24

Having divorced parents who also abused alcohol did not increase suicide risk, according to study People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased by 14 percent the risk that a person would try to take his or her own life when compared to people whose parents did not...

2014-05-05 10:33:42

Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Even light ("nonhazardous") drinking—which typically poses a relatively low risk for uninfected persons—was linked to an increased risk of...

2014-05-01 23:09:14

GrinOn’s proprietary Bottoms Up Dispensing System®, the fastest dispensing system in the world, begins their international expansion by partnering with The Beer Connection in Mexico. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 GrinOn Industries is expanding into Mexico with the help of Ciudad Juarez/El Paso based, The Beer Connection. With their proprietary system already hugely popular in the United States, GrinOn has been primed to go international and their partnership with The...

2014-05-01 20:23:02

Iconic Brand Encourages Owners to "Run for the Rum" in Quest for Winning Horse's Foal ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the best thoroughbreds and jockeys in the world prepare to run for the roses in Louisville, the Captain Morgan brand has its eye on another prize - the offspring of the next Triple Crown winner. The brand, looking to secure a horse fit for the Captain, will offer to match the winning horse's earnings if it goes on to win the Triple...

2014-05-01 16:28:25

"Drinks After Work" Sweepstakes Starts May 1; Mezcal Tours With Toby Again NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- How badly do fans want to have "Drinks After Work" with chart-topping superstar Toby Keith? Bad enough that at his charity golf tournament last year, someone paid $4,000 to take a shot of Toby's signature Wild Shot Mezcal with its namesake. Twice! While that $8,000 was a nice bump for the Toby Keith Foundation's charitable efforts, it's likely out of the realm of...

2014-05-01 12:29:34

Absolut® and Lady Gaga - Announce Collaboration to Transform the Concert of the Season into an Experience of a Lifetime NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Absolut Vodka and the Grammy Award-winning Lady Gaga have joined forces to transform the concert of the season - artRAVE: the ARTPOP Ball, in support of the number one bestselling album ARTPOP - into an experience of a lifetime for a few lucky fans. Throughout Lady Gaga's US concert tour, Absolut will provide the opportunity...

2014-04-30 23:25:14

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on the importance of stable parenting. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A study published March 15th in the research journal Addictive Behaviors showed an interesting correlation between the conflict within a family and the father’s treatment for alcohol dependence. In short, families with a father who struggled with alcohol dependency displayed more conflict than those who had no issues with alcohol. Seeking treatment for alcohol dependence also helped...

2014-04-25 23:04:37

Luxury Boutique Hotel Serves Cocktails Made With Herbs and Flowers From On-Site Botanical Garden Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Puerto Vallarta's luxury boutique hotel, Casa Velas, now serves fresh cocktails using herbs and flowers from the property's on-site organic botanical garden, which is home to dozens of herbs, flowers and vegetables. Using everything from home-grown mint for Mojitos, to Cilantro for Margaritas and even Hibiscus flowers to make Martinis,...

Diabetes Risk May Be Lessened Over Time With Increased Coffee Consumption
2014-04-25 08:34:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that increasing coffee consumption over four years leads to a lower risk for type 2 diabetes; while decreasing coffee consumption over the same time span increases risk for the metabolic condition. The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, was based on three big prospective, US-based studies and included over 120,000 men and women. The...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'