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Wearable tattoo sends alcohol levels to your cell phone

Date:               October 17, 2016 Source:           National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161017103217.htm Summary:        Engineers have developed a small device, worn on the skin, that detects alcohol                                        …

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Exercise May Lessen Some of the Bad Effects of Alcohol

by Alice Park   A study hints that exercise may offset some of the negative health effects of drinking   Drinking in moderation isn’t necessarily a bad thing; some research, especially in the area of heart disease, suggests that alcohol may even provide some benefits. But most studies on alcohol and health outcomes—like death from heart…

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September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

Alcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Each year thousands of children are born with life-long disabilities because they were exposed to alcohol prenatally. On September 9th, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness…

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Pilot suspended after failing alcohol test moments before departure

Gavin Haines 22 AUGUST 2016 • 11:26AM   The pilot failed a breath test moments before taking off from Frankfurt.   A SriLankan Airlines pilot failed an alcohol test in Frankfurt moments before he was due to take off with 274 passengers and crew on board.   The crew of flight UL554, which was scheduled…

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6 Of The Most Dangerous Drug And Alcohol Cocktails

Aug 15, 2016 03:49 PM By Samantha Olson   More than half of American adults have had alcohol in the past month, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. But how many of them paused to think about the medications or drugs they had taken and wondered what it could do to their bodies? Despite…

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Should Hair Salons Be Allowed to Serve Free Alcohol?

by Whitney Filloon Aug 15, 2016, 10:57a @whitneyfilloon   A battle is currently being waged in the California legislature   Thanks to the 21st Amendment, adults are largely free to consume alcohol as they damn well please, provided it doesn’t interfere with operating heavy machinery or, you know, teaching a kindergarten class. Sipping a gratis mimosa while getting a…

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Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise. Including drunk driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders, alcohol causes one in 20 deaths globally every year,…

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