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2012-03-23 02:22:48

KOLDING, Denmark, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that it has established a unique cooperation with Jobigen, a Danish non-profit program which helps unemployed workers find suitable employment opportunities. The mutually beneficial cooperation was created to provide Jobigen participants with the opportunity to work at Bestnet on the consumer packaging of Yellowone Needle Cap©, an inexpensive, safe and permanent solution for the disposal of used and potentially...

2012-03-02 14:05:50

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers. New research also shows that 12-13 is a catalyst age when young people turn away from the healthy habits of their younger years and start to get involved in risky behaviors. The research, which used information from Understanding Society, a long-term study of 40,000 UK households funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),...

2012-02-23 18:00:06

Do strict underage drinking laws really have a positive impact on society? A recent study finds that strictly enforcing possession of alcohol under the legal age or PULA (also known as PAULA) laws on teenagers reduces the likelihood that they will engage in alcohol-related crime as adults. This study was documented in the article "The Relationship between Underage Alcohol Possession and Future Criminal Behavior: An Empirical Analysis Using Age-Period Cohort Characteristics Models," published...

2012-02-22 12:30:36

If people see news coverage of alcohol's role in violent crime and fatal injuries, they may give more support to alcohol-control laws, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. It's estimated that drinking is involved in almost one third of deaths from accidents and violent crime. But the news reports on those deaths often make no mention of alcohol. "People have some awareness of the social cost that alcohol can have," said the study's lead...

Doctors Project 200,000 British Alcohol Deaths Over 20 years
2012-02-21 05:34:49

The UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released a report indicating that over 200,000 Britons will die from alcohol-related illnesses over the next 20 years. Around 70,000 of these deaths will be from avoidable alcohol-related liver disease. Other alcohol-related deaths considered include accidents, violence, suicide, hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers of the breast and gastrointestinal tract the Royal College of Physicians reports. The trend for...

2012-02-15 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Convenientcast, Inc. (NASDAQ-OTCBB: CVCT) acquired The DSD Network of America, Inc. d/b/a Dewmar International on October 28, 2011. The sales revenue of this blossoming beverage manufacturer has gained substantial steam over the past three years. Convenientcast, Inc. is now the proud owner of Lean Slow Motion Potion(TM) relaxation beverage, one of the leading, if not the leading relaxation beverage on the market today as it pertains to gross sales in...

2012-02-09 23:24:31

Despite the clichés surrounding the habits of adolescents, the results of a study by the University of Seville show that most young people do not fit the risk profile of taking substances. Some 60% of Spaniards aged 13 to 18 say they do not take drugs and rarely drink alcohol — only in moderation — and at the same time, less than 10% admit to have taken some form of illegal drug. "Although it is important that society, the media, the experts involved and young...

Siblings Of Addicts Wired For Addiction
2012-02-03 06:13:13

Scientists have discovered that addicts and their siblings have the same disorders in the brain, meaning both are wired for addictive behavior. However, the siblings that do not exhibit addictive tendencies give researchers hope that addiction can be cured. Paul Keedwell, a consultant psychiatrist from Britain´s Cardiff University who was not involved in the study, told Reuters: “If we could get a handle on what makes unaffected relatives of addicts so resilient we might be...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

Forgiven Bottling Group, manufacturers of Forgiven (exclusively distributed by RH Laboratories), has launched a new advertising campaign with television, radio, and online components. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 A new advertising campaign promoting Forgiven Alcohol Metabolizer, distributed by RH Laboratories, debuted this month online and on national television. A third component, national radio, will roll out within weeks. This campaign is the manufacturer´s first...

2012-01-20 08:00:00

Teens want to drink, and they find new tricks to hide liquor from parents. While whimsical, the new trend of spiked gummy candy is actually more dangerous than drinking straight liquor in many aspects. Sunset Bay Academy outlines the dangers of this new trend and how parents can find out if their teens are involved. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 Teen alcohol abuse is not a new concern. Parents try to set a good example and keep the alcohol out of reach of children. This once meant...