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Women, Please Stop Getting Wasted
 Women, Please Stop 
 Getting Wasted 

Women, Please Stop Getting Wasted

It's one way to cut down on sexual assault: Emily Yoffe

(Newser) - Yet again, with "Daisy's case" in Maryville , a familiar storyline has played out: A young woman was allegedly raped after getting drunk. There's no arguing with the facts, writes Emily Yoffe in Slate : Alcohol and sexual assault are inextricably linked. One study found that more than 80%...

Confirmed: People Lie About How Much They Drink
Confirmed: People Lie About How Much They Drink

Confirmed: People Lie About How Much They Drink

... a lot, at least in Britain, says study

(Newser) - People in Britain are drinking a lot more alcohol than they care to admit, say researchers at the London's University College. They compared the amounts that people say they drink with actual alcohol sales and found that about 40% of the booze sold is mysteriously unaccounted for, reports the...

About 1 in 5 Young Women Binge Drink
 About 1 in 5 
 Young Women 
 Binge Drink 
in case you missed it

About 1 in 5 Young Women Binge Drink

CDC says problem is too often overlooked

(Newser) - The CDC today released new stats on binge drinking among women, calling it an under-appreciated problem that often begins in high school. For CDC purposes, binge drinking for females is defined as having more than four glasses in one sitting. Some stats passed along via USA Today , CNN , and Medscape...

Even Moderate Boozing Bad for the Brain
 Even Moderate 
 Boozing Bad 
 for the Brain 

Even Moderate Boozing Bad for the Brain

Study: One or two drinks a day could affect ability to learn new things

(Newser) - Binge drinking bad, moderate drinking OK, right? Wrong, say scientists at Rutgers. They exposed lab rats to an all-you-can-drink diet, spiking some of the liquid with alcohol, and then looked at their motor skills and brain function over two weeks. Even though the rats maintained a blood-alcohol level of .08%,...

Debate Drinking Games Inspire ... Debate

Is drinking during the presidential debates harmless fun or dangerous behavior?

(Newser) - If you're hungover from last night's debate, pop a couple Asprin before reading this story. Debate drinking games are all the rage, and NPR takes a lighthearted look at the, erm, debate over the trend. There are myriad websites (like this and this ) where you can find...

Binge-Drinking College Kids Are Happier
 College Kids 
 Are Happier 
study says

Binge-Drinking College Kids Are Happier

Study finds drinking is associated with social status

(Newser) - Well, this certainly won't help convince any college students to cut down on their boozing: A new study finds that those who binge drink are happier with their social lives than those who don't—and suggests that drinking in college may be more motivated by social factors than...

Loud Music Linked to Risky Behaviors

 Loud Music Linked 
 to Risky Behaviors 
study says

Loud Music Linked to Risky Behaviors

Increased likelihood of smoking pot, drinking: Study

(Newser) - Just like your parents always feared, listening to loud music may actually be bad for you. A new study finds that teens and young adults who use ear buds to listen to music at the "risky" level of 89 dBA for at least an hour each day were nearly...

America&#39;s Biggest Boozers?
 America's Biggest Boozers? 

America's Biggest Boozers?

Here's a hint: They hang out near the White House

(Newser) - Instead of the Beltway, we should call it the Booze Belt. That's because DC singles are the heaviest drinkers in America, according to a new survey. A hefty 34% of Washington singles surveyed classify themselves as frequent or very frequent drinkers—the highest percentage in the nation. Nipping at...

Snooki Baby: Can You Spell 'Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?'

How hard has she been hitting the booze?

(Newser) - Let's hope Snooki sorta planned that baby she's reportedly carrying (stop giggling). Because if she didn't, that fetus has to be nearly swimming in booze by now. While Forbes is concerned about what's to become of the diminutive reality star's "brand," others are...

Seniors Binge Drink the Most
 Seniors Binge Drink the Most  
CDC Report Says

Seniors Binge Drink the Most

Half of all alcohol consumed in America drunk in binges

(Newser) - More revelations from the new report by the CDC on binge drinking in America: Universities may be home to the biggest binge drinkers in America, but it turns out the most frequent bingers live in retirement homes, reports Discovery . The report defines a "binge" as five drinks in one...

1 in 6 Americans Is a Binge Drinker

Nation's heaviest boozers are in Wisconsin, study finds

(Newser) - Federal health officials have released their most detailed study yet of America's binge drinkers—and if you're a college-educated, high-earning young white man from Wisconsin, you may already be drunk by the time you read this. Researchers found that 38 million Americans, roughly a sixth of the adult...

Post-Holiday Detox Does 'More Harm Than Good'

'Janopause' leads to excessive drinking afterwards: doctors

(Newser) - Planning to go cold turkey after some heavy holiday boozing? British doctors warn it may do more harm than good, the Daily Mail reports. The so-called "Janopause"—a month of forced sobriety after New Year's—often leads to excessive drinking from February onward. "You’re better...

Binge Boozers Cost Society $2 a Drink
 Binge Boozers 
 Cost Society 
 $2 a Drink 

study says

Binge Boozers Cost Society $2 a Drink

New CDC research tallies up impact of excessive drinking

(Newser) - Are you willing to pay an extra $2 for your beer? That’s the amount, per drink, that excessive drinking costs the US in medical expenses and other societal costs including lost work productivity, car crash-related property damage, and incarceration for alcohol-related crimes, according to a new CDC calculation. Such...

Student Dies After Binge to Celebrate 21st Birthday

Drake University student collapses after night of celebration

(Newser) - Sad story from Iowa's Drake University: A student celebrating her 21st birthday died after consuming about 16 shots, reports the Des Moines Register . Lydia Gale Clark had been out celebrating with friends, got sick the next morning, and collapsed on her bathroom floor. Her dad, who says a previously...

Arizona Prof's Research: Getting Students Drunk

They're paid $60 for night at the 'bar'

(Newser) - An Arizona State professor wants his students to get smashed—and he’s willing to pay them to do it. That’s because William Corbin is researching the effects of alcohol on behavior, and ASU students are his subjects. Several nights a week, he converts his lab into a bar,...

Catholic University: Adios, Coed Dorms

School moves toward single-sex living spaces

(Newser) - Catholic University's president believes he has come up with a surefire way to curb binge drinking and promiscuity: Do away with the school's 11 coed dorms. “We just thought it was a more wholesome environment,” says John Garvey, whose plan will be phased in over several...

Pabst, Snoop Slammed Over 'Binge in a Can'

17 states attorneys general complain about fruity new booze drink

(Newser) - Pabst Brewing and pitchman Snoop Dogg are catching flak for a drink critics call "a binge in a can." Blast, a fruit-flavored malt liquor that comes in a 23-ounce can, was launched earlier this month and 17 state attorneys general have written to Pabst urging it to reduce...

Do Gym Rats Booze More?
Do Gym Rats
Booze More?

Do Gym Rats Booze More?

Oddly enough, heavy exercisers might, new studies find

(Newser) - Binge drinking and exercise don't exactly seem like they'd go hand-in-hand—but according to two recent studies, they might. In one, rats that exercised on a wheel for three weeks drank more alcohol once the wheel was removed than rats who had never been given access to a wheel. And...

40 Most Booze-Soaked Cities
40 Most Booze-Soaked Cities

40 Most Booze-Soaked Cities

How's your hangover, Milwaukee?

(Newser) - It's the day after the big night. Which cities are likely waking up with the gnarliest hangovers? By combining stats on average monthly alcohol consumption, binge drinking levels, and number of deaths from alcoholic liver disease, the Daily Beast came up with a list of the 40 drunkest cities ... and...

Four Loko Numbers Add Up to Trouble

Controversial drinks has a potent punch

(Newser) - The Huffington Post weighs in on the controversy over Four Loko with a breakdown of numbers related to the caffeinated drink nicknamed "blackout in a can."
  • 2: Number of college campuses that have banned it.
  • 4: Number of cans of light beer with the equivalent alcohol in one

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