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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 US-Mexico border, and compared Latinos to livestock
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    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!' "
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    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."

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