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2011-04-17 06:25:00

A new study has found that drinking energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than drinking alcohol alone. Researchers determined that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of being intoxicated was greater. "Young people are now drinking alcohol in different ways than they have in the past," Cecile A. Marczinski, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University and first author of the study, said in a statement. "Classic mixed...

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2011-04-12 13:55:00

DineEquity Inc. said on Monday that it was immediately retraining workers at its Applebee's restaurant nationwide after a server at a suburban Detroit location accidentally served alcohol to a toddler. The company said it would also change the way it serves juice to youngsters to eliminate the chance of any mixups that could result in any more toddlers receiving alcohol. Taylor Dill-Reese went to an Applebee's in Madison Heights, Michigan where she ordered her 15-month-old son Dominick an...

2011-04-05 00:15:59

Higher stimulant, lower sedative effects of alcohol associate with frequent binging For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant. For others, it's an unpleasant downer. New research shows that a person's response to alcohol can predict their future drinking behavior, including their frequency of binge drinking and the risk of developing an alcohol-use disorder. Though often described as a depressant, alcohol produces a mix of stimulant and sedative effects that can vary from individual to...

2011-03-23 10:57:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tennessee's new DUI bill took effect on January 1st, courts statewide began to ramp up integration of a high-tech alcohol monitoring system to keep tabs on hard core drunk drivers facing charges for a new offense. The alcohol-sniffing anklets, known as SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), are monitoring offenders 24/7 pretrial to keep the high-risk group from re-offending, and the program is at no cost to the taxpayers....

2011-03-10 06:00:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bracket busters, last second shots and upsets are on their way. With March Madness just days away, office pools will likely be a common sight in the office. One-in-five workers (20 percent) said they have participated in March Madness pools at work, according to CareerBuilder's annual survey conducted among more than 3,900 workers between November 15 and December 2, 2010. Men vs. Women Men said they are more likely to participate in March Madness...

2011-03-03 10:00:00

AUSTIN, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekends are the deadliest time for alcohol-related crashes and fatalities and for many, a weekend to remember turns into a weekend to forget. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the Weekend PASS (Person Appointed to Stay Sober) campaign to reduce incidences of drunk driving and encourage young adults to plan ahead for the weekend by getting a Weekend P.A.S.S. Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Drinking and driving continues to...

2011-03-02 13:42:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from an online survey conducted by State Farm® and released today show an alarming number of drivers who use the Web while driving. In November, 2010, State Farm conducted a small "pulse check" to dig deeper into the growing use of smartphones among drivers. Survey respondents consisted of 912 drivers who met the following criteria: had a valid driver's license, reported driving at least one hour per week, and...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

Michael P. Schostok of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. says university study finding 1 in 12 fans intoxicated identifies only a fraction of those who drive drunk after sporting events. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 A Cook County personal injury lawyer says a recent study of drinking at sporting events only scratches the surface and indicates the need to increase training for alcohol servers at professional sports stadiums in Illinois and across the country. A University of...

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2011-01-30 08:55:00

Federal officials and researchers said Friday that an alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver's fitness to be on the road has the potential to save thousands of lives. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited QinetiQ North America, a research and development facility, for the first public demonstration of systems that could measure whether a motorist has a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit of .08 and prohibiting the vehicle...

2011-01-19 08:07:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's no surprise that fans drink alcohol while watching their favorite sports, but a new study measured the blood alcohol content (BAC) of fans as they exited the game and found that 8 percent of fans leave the facility legally drunk. "Getting fans to submit to a breath test and participate in a brief survey following a football or baseball game is not an easy task. We conducted BAC tests of 362 adult attendees following 13 baseball games and three football games. This...


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