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Flies, Too, Drink to Get Over It

While studying the relationship between stress and alcohol in fruit flies, a group of neuroscientists found that sexually frustrated male flies were more likely to prefer food spiked with alcohol than their carnally satisfied peers, suggesting that humans aren’t the only species to self-medicate.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 READ MORE


Blame It on the 2 A.M. Worm

Computer security experts have identified a malicious virus that steals your credit card information and orders Mario Batali kitchenware, usually after 2 in the morning. Either that or you were just drunk. Here’s the full story from the satire masters at The Onion.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 READ MORE



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Ohio’s Unemployed Getting Smashed

While seemingly intuitive, it’s bit frightening to see the correlation so clearly illustrated: A graphic, covering a 12-year period, shows the tie between Ohio’s unemployment rate and the amount of alcohol purchased. With unemployment and booze consumption at their contemporary highs, many are wondering about the public health effects of unemployment on those out of work.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE


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universetoday.com

The Galactic Booze Cruise

An independent panel set up by NASA to evaluate health issues at the agency has made an unexpected discovery: In at least two instances, astronauts were allowed to fly after drinking heavily, despite concern by doctors and colleagues. It’s not clear whether the flights involved spacecraft or training jets.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007 READ MORE


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GOP Rep. King Compares Latinos to Drunks

The anti-immigration congressman made a speech before Congress in May that blasted the idea of providing interpreters for Spanish speakers at polling stations, saying the practice would “coddle” Hispanics, “just like an enabler for an alcoholic, hand them a bottle of booze so they do not cure themselves….”

  • This is the same guy who recently proposed erecting an electrified fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and compared Latinos to livestock.
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    Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


    George Bush, the Alcoholic (Pt. 4)

    Yahoo! health columnist Patrick Moore continues his five-part series on what he terms President Bush’s “untreated alcoholism.”

  • Today’s update: “Mr. Bush lives by the creed, ‘Stay the Course!’  But that course is disastrous on everything from the environment to health care to education to national security. He is like a drunk who insists on driving even as the passengers in the car scream, ‘Stop!  For God’s sake, stop!’ ”

  • Posted on Jun 29, 2006 READ MORE


    George Bush, the Alcoholic (Pt. 3)

    Yahoo!‘s health columnist continues his series about the dangers of Bush’s “dry drunk” syndrome. “Like most alcoholics, the president is a frequent liar, but he is not a particularly good one.  He has surrounded himself with advisors who embrace the strategy that if one repeats a lie over and over with complete conviction that it becomes true.”

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Artificial Sweeteners Speed Alcohol Into Blood

    Alcoholic drinks made with artificial sweeteners lead to a higher rate of alcohol absorption than drinks made with sugar-based mixers.
    Finally, some news you can use.

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Texas Arresting People in Bars for Being Drunk

    Undercover agents will bust you in a bar for public intoxication—so you don’t get behind the wheel of a car, or something like that.

    Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


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