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2009-08-24 12:58:24

The British Home Office has convened a team of designers to create an alternative to the traditional pint glass for beer in pubs. Home Office officials said the designers have been charged with creating several new drinking vessels within four months as alternatives to the traditional pint glass, which has been linked to a growing number of injuries in violent incidents at pubs, The Times of London reported Monday. Sebastian Conran, head of the Home Office's Design and Technology Alliance...

2009-08-17 00:38:38

Drinking patterns in Spain may be changing from drinking with meals to binge drinking on weekends, a researcher in Spain says. Binge drinkers are defined as males who drink five or more standard alcohol drinks, and females who drink four or more, on one occasion and within a two-hour interval. Francisco Caamano-Isorna of the University of Santiago de Compostela says the traditional pattern in Spain -- low intake of wine and beer during meals -- may be changing. Recent reports from the Spanish...

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2009-07-03 16:45:00

New British research suggests that men who consumer just four pints of beer per week may increase their lifetime risk of being hospitalized.

2009-06-26 20:14:16

Binge drinking -- six or more alcoholic drinks at one occasion at lease once a week -- is linked with stroke in South Korean men, researchers said.

2009-06-25 15:48:01

Frequent binge drinking may dramatically increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, according to a South Korean study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

2009-05-13 11:28:27

Problem drinking in Western societies contributes to disease and death as well as social and economic woes. Yet only a small number of people with alcohol problems – 10 to 20 percent – ever seek and participate in treatment.

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2009-05-07 15:20:04

Almost one in six women in the UK are drinking too much, while young men and children are consuming less than in the past, according to a new study released on Wednesday.

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2009-05-05 16:45:00

New research shows that very light wine consumption over the long term appears to lead to a longer life.

2009-04-30 23:35:29

A Dutch study has found that middle-aged men who drink about half a glass of wine a day live five years longer on average than alcohol abstainers. Dr. Martinette Streppel of Wageningen University followed 1,373 men born between 1900 and 1920 for 40 years, ending in 2000, the Daily Mirror reported.

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2009-04-30 09:06:00

Long-term wine consumption is related to cardiovascular mortality and life expectancy independently of moderate alcohol intake.


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