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  • Male fruit flies enjoy ejaculation

    04/21/2018 5:10:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 48 replies
    ScienceNews.com ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | SUSAN MILIUS
    A probe of the brain’s reward system looks at Drosophila sex (or lack thereof) and drinking. Moody red lighting in a lab is helping researchers figure out what fruit flies like best about sex. The question has arisen as scientists try to tease out the neurobiological steps in how the brain’s natural reward system can get hijacked in alcoholism, says neuroscientist Galit Shohat-Ophir of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Male fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) were genetically engineered to ejaculate when exposed to a red light. Ejaculation increased signs in the insects’ brains of a rewarding experience and decreased the...
  • Revealed: Lesbian mom was drunk and her wife and kids had 'Benadryl-style drug' in their system ...

    04/13/2018 6:16:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | April 13, 2018 | AP and DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: Lesbian mom was drunk and her wife and kids had 'Benadryl-style drug' in their system when she drove them all intentionally off a cliff to their deaths The white lesbian woman who drove off a Northern California cliff last month in an SUV carrying her wife and adopted children was drunk, authorities said Friday. Toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher. Toxicology tests also found that her wife Sarah Hart and two of their children...
  • More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

    Police in Indonesia are promising to crack down on the distribution of bootleg alcohol as deaths this month from drinking illegally produced toxic liquor rose to at least 86... "In the past, bootleg alcohol was found to be a mixture of alcohol and energy drinks. Some are a mix of pure alcohol, carbonated drinks and an ingredient used in anti-mosquito repellent."... Alcohol is legal in Indonesia, but over 100 regional regulations are in place to control consumption. Across the country, the sale of alcoholic beverages containing less than 5% alcohol, such as beer, is no longer allowed in convenience stores...
  • Russia claims Queen 'downs cocktails all day' and Theresa May 'has a brandy habit'

    04/08/2018 12:58:20 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 4/6/18 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    Russia claims Queen 'downs cocktails all day' and Theresa May 'has a brandy habit' A Russian senator said the Queen loves wine and gin-based cocktails. Russia has slammed the Queen for downing gin, wine and champagne every day in a 'fake news' propaganda blast against the UK. Senator Aleksey Pushkov, an ally of President Vladimir Putin , said the monarch treats drinking like a "ceremony" while Prime Minster Theresa May has a brandy habit. The politician claimed tell-tale mannerisms reveal the pair as 'unpleasant' heavy drinkers. According to the Sun, Pushkov told Staterun TV: "Before dinner she [Her Majesty] drinks...
  • Binge Drinking Drops In States With Recreational Marijuana

    04/07/2018 11:53:41 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 183 replies
    Forbes ^ | APR 5, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Binge drinking across the United States is at an all time high. Yet, a new report from the Wall Street investment firm Cowen & Company shows that this dangerous alcoholic behavior is on the decline in states that have legalized the leaf in a manner similar to alcohol.It was just a month ago that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new data suggesting that more Americans are now engaging in regular binge drinking. What was once considered a foolish exploit of College students has now apparently infiltrated citizens from every demographic and all walks of life. [...]But the investment analysts at...
  • ‘Affluenza’ drunk driver who killed four now free after serving two years

    04/02/2018 3:13:42 PM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-02-2018 | Alex Horton
    The math comes out to precisely 180. That is how many days Ethan Couch served for each of the four people he killed while driving drunk on June 15, 2013. He was speeding at 65 mph when he plowed his father’s Ford F-350 into a group of people on the roadside helping a stranded motorist outside Fort Worth. He was 16 at the time. Couch, now 20, was released from Tarrant County jail on Monday after serving two years, or 720 days, for a parole violation — not for the deaths of four people. His release will close a chapter...
  • There Goes The Bride: Woman arrested for DUI on way to wedding

    03/13/2018 6:51:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | 3/12/2018 | Staff
    MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Most brides dream of the perfect wedding, complete with beautiful bouquets and limousine arrivals. Things went a little differently for one bride-to-be in Marana, Arizona. The Marana Police Department said Amber Young, 32, is facing a DUI charge after causing a three-vehicle crash on her way to her wedding. Chriswell Scott, a spokesman for the MPD, said Young was arrested in the field and released after submitting to a blood test. One person suffered minor injures in the crash, according to Scott. It is not known if Young made it to her wedding in...
  • Remembering When London’s Pubs Were Full at 7 am Drinking 8 pints of beer a day was once routine

    03/06/2018 6:08:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Atlasobscura ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | JESSICA FURSETH
    <p>IT’S 7 A.M. at The Market Porter in South London, and I’m eyeing the choices behind the bar. “You alright there?” the barman asks. This is the first time I’ve stopped by the pub on my way to work in the morning, and I have no idea what to get. Honestly, what I want is another coffee. But eventually I settle on a cider: the “Traditional Scrumpy,” which is a feisty six percent alcohol. As the morning sun pokes through the patterned glass windows, it goes down a lot better than I expect.</p>
  • Molson Coors 13F: Legalized Marijuana May Hurt Our Beer Sales

    02/25/2018 11:46:22 AM PST · by NobleFree · 35 replies
    Investopedia ^ | February 25, 2018 | Nathan Reiff
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) voiced concerns about the potential impact that cannabis legalization could have on its beer sales, in its latest 13F filing. Although it has been a slow process, the legalization of cannabis across various parts of the United States has ushered in new business opportunities and provided legitimate alternatives to once-clandestine industries. (See also: The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed.)Supporters of the marijuana legalization movement contend that this has a beneficial impact on everything from individual growers and distributors to secondary markets and governments, which could benefit from taxes on sales. However, there are also detractors...
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • We are evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene that may stop us from becoming addicted to alcohol

    02/23/2018 5:13:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cecile Borkhararia
    Humans may be evolving an 'ultimate hangover' gene to protect against alcoholism. That's according to a new study that looked at a variant of a gene that makes booze intolerable to the body. Scientists claim this gene variant is being favoured by evolution - and, in time, could stop us from drinking alcohol in the future.
  • Drugs, alcohol, suicide killing more Americans than ever

    02/22/2018 9:23:36 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/18 | Maggie Fox
    “Despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust finds. “These 142,000 ‘despair deaths’ in 2016 add to the more than one million Americans who died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in the previous decade,” the report reads.
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • 4 Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol and Their Motivations

    02/19/2018 6:28:29 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 80 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    Scientists examined some of the reasons as to why people drink alcohol. Of course, some of these reasons can be personal - a special occasion, habit, outing with a loved one, or Friday evening. However, these are all specific occasions. It is important to consider what a person’s motivation is when they drink during these times. What is it that they want to achieve? This study is not simply about those who are alcoholics. Scientists in this study were interested in the behavior of all drinkers without exception, even if a person drinks only once a year and solely for...
  • Hope Hicks' new boyfriend Rob Porter RESIGNS from White House after BOTH ex-wives accuse him...

    02/07/2018 5:02:06 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (London, U.K.) ^ | 7 February 2018 | LOUISE BOYLE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
    'These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described,' Porter said in a statement Wednesday. 'I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign.
  • Fetal Alcohol Disorder as Prevalent as Autism, JAMA Study Shows

    02/07/2018 6:20:51 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 11 replies
    Sciencedaily.com ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Philip A. May
    The warnings have been ubiquitous for decades: drinking alcohol while pregnant could have severe impacts on the unborn child. Now, a new study of thousands of first graders in four different regions of the United States contends the rates are much higher than previously believed – perhaps five times the most recent estimates. The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, has already indicated that the effects of alcohol on fetuses are statistically comparable to other development disabilities. “Our results suggest that the rate of FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) in children in the Untied States is as...
  • NFL player killed by drunk driver on ICE detainer

    02/04/2018 6:49:54 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 69 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2018
    Early this morning, Indiana Colts player Edwin Jackson was struck & killed by a suspected drunk driver who was unlicensed & ran from scene. Inmate booking records show the driver, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is from Mexico w/an ICE detainer on him. h/t @JTTriguero
  • Woman Arrested After Driving Drunk With Car Full of Kids, Promptly Released

    01/27/2018 11:07:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 27, 2018
    Police say a woman they pulled over was not only driving drunk on a suspended license, but she also had five kids in her car. Laura Salgado was arrested Friday on charges of child abuse after refusing to undergo field sobriety tests. But due to her minimal history of failing to appear in court, Salgado has already been released from custody.
  • Science Group Calls for a National Crackdown on Booze to Achieve 'Zero' DUI Deaths

    01/27/2018 7:20:45 AM PST · by JP1201 · 68 replies
    A new report issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem, urges a host of draconian measures in an effort to eliminate every alcohol-related driving death in the United States. The NAS report suggests that policy approaches expand dramatically from their present focus, preventing drunk driving, "to also encompass reducing drinking to the point of impairment"—the latter, in other words, targeting all drunkenness. Getting to zero, in the report's estimation, means a host of nefarious, neo-Prohibitionist approaches to alcohol regulation, including "lowering state per se laws...
  • Clayton man charged with DWI after interrupting state troopers’ meeting to apply for job

    01/23/2018 2:22:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    WNCN ^ | January 23, 2018,
    A Clayton man made two big mistakes last week when he interrupted a meeting of 21 North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers who were meeting at a Johnston County fire station. The first mistake – driving drunk. The second? Driving drunk to a meeting of state troopers in order to turn in a job application at the Cleveland Fire Department. That’s exactly what Chad William Johnson, 40, did, according to authorities. news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50 Troopers didn’t even have to pull over Johnson in order to charge him with driving while impaired. Johnson walked in to the fire station while 21 state troopers,...