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2011-06-28 09:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix.

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2011-05-24 09:57:27

The popular, formerly caffeinated, fruity alcoholic beverage, Four Loko, has been blamed for the spike in alcohol-related hospitalizations, especially throughout college campuses.

2010-10-26 14:16:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicknamed "blackout in a can" or "liquid cocaine," alcoholic energy drink Four Loko seems like the perfect cocktail because the combination of alcohol and caffeine can heighten the buzz for those drinking it.

2010-06-21 20:45:30

Keeping livestock away from poisonous locoweed during seasons when it's a forage favorite is one way ranchers can protect their animals and their profits.

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2009-12-07 14:33:57

People who drink may want to know that coffee won't sober them up, according to new laboratory research.

2009-06-03 07:52:30

Doctors are warning parents about the dangers of caffeine-containing chewing gum following an Italian boy's hospitalization.

2009-05-29 11:39:39

Children are at risk from so-called energy gum because their bodies are not used to the effects of caffeine, a pediatrician in Naples, Italy, said. The risk of intoxication is high in children and teenagers in view of general caffeine-naivete, and the unrestricted sale of these substances, said Dr.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.