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2009-03-23 09:04:11

Most alcohol-related damage occurs after moderate consumption, according to a new doctoral thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet on the association between alcohol and injury.

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2009-03-07 09:45:00

The French parliament says a rise in binge-drinking has prompted it to ban bars where customers can drink as much as they want for a fixed price.

2009-03-05 14:07:00

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting the costs to health and human rights of current, repressive approaches to drug control.

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2009-03-04 11:25:00

Films and TV advertisements that contain a strong portrayal of alcohol consumption may drive some viewers to drink more, Dutch researchers found.

2009-02-11 18:43:43

In the tradition of the Boston Tea Party, liquor industry executives dumped bourbon on the Kentucky state capitol steps to protest taxes. The Tuesday rally, which drew about 400 liquor industry workers and executives, was to make a 160-proof point about their opposition to a state House committee's approval of a 6 percent tax on alcoholic beverages in stores, WLKY-TV in Louisville, Ky., reported Wednesday.

2009-01-29 07:00:00

Shift to Lower-Priced Options Began in September NORWALK, Conn., Jan.

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2008-12-12 08:05:00

Drug use in US teens has failed to continue declining, and researchers are worried their abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana remains strong.

2008-12-03 14:22:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens are fascinated by their brains, the way they work, change, and even "freeze" sometimes.

2008-12-03 12:09:26

Teens are fascinated by their brains, the way they work, change, and even "freeze" sometimes.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.