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Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The online marketplace eBay is a popular site for bidding on rare finds and selling your own household treasures, but resourceful teens might also find another use for it: scoring booze. While eBay prohibits the sale of all alcoho…

Study: Red Wine Minus the Alcohol Can Lower Blood Pressure

Study: Red Wine Minus the Alcohol Can Lower Blood Pressure

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wine lovers, get ready for a buzz kill.  A new study has found that drinking two glasses of red wine a day can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease — but only if the alcohol has…

Twin Study Shows Moisturizing, Breast Feeding Stall Breast Aging

Twin Study Shows Moisturizing, Breast Feeding Stall Breast Aging

James Woodson/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Breast feeding, daily moisturizing and hormone replacement therapy can make a woman’s breasts appear more beautiful, but smoking, drinking alcohol and having multiple pregnancies can take an aestheti…

Marriage Means More Drinking for Women, Less for Men

Marriage Means More Drinking for Women, Less for Men

Cultura/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — A study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on Saturday found that married women drink more than previously married women, but married men drink less than previously married men.A…

Binge Drinking College Students Report Being Happier

Binge Drinking College Students Report Being Happier

Hemera/Thinkstock(DENVER) — The negative effects of binge drinking are well-known, which makes the findings of new research released on Monday linking binge drinking and reported happiness in college students troubling to many health experts.The surve…

Bloomberg vs. Booze: Will Mayor Take on Alcohol Use?

Bloomberg vs. Booze: Will Mayor Take on Alcohol Use?

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Mayor Mike Bloomberg is famous for curbing the city’s smoking, soda, and greasy food habits with legislation, but New Yorkers are now wondering whether Bloomberg has set his next target on a different vice…

Sam Adams Creates Ale for Newlyweds

Sam Adams Creates Ale for Newlyweds

Boston Beer Company(BOSTON) — Newlyweds now have a little something else to celebrate other than their nuptials: a new beer from Samuel Adams.  Newlywed Ale, a limited-edition pale ale, will only be available Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the…

UK: Customer Accidentally Smashes $60K Bottle of Cognac

UK: Customer Accidentally Smashes $60K Bottle of Cognac

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A clumsy customer shelled out more than $10,000 for two glasses of the world’s most expensive cognac at London’s Playboy Club late last week. Afterward, he accidentally dropped the 234-year-old bottle of liquor, value…

1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Older and more educated women are more likely to drink alcohol during pregnancy, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published Friday.About one in 13 women drink while pregnant, according…

Elderly Binge Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Cognitive Decline

Elderly Binge Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Cognitive Decline

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Women have been told for years that a glass of wine a day could actually improve their health, because it’s good for the heart and brain. But researchers in San Francisco warned Wednesday at the Al…

Billboard for Breathalyzer Beater Riles Residents

Billboard for Breathalyzer Beater Riles Residents

Billboard for Breathalyzer Equalizer is is riling residents. (ABC)(ATLANTA) — An Atlanta billboard promoting a product to beat police breathalyzer tests is riling nearby residents.
The product, called the Breathalyzer Equalizer, promises to prevent f…

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Women’s Bones, Joints

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Women’s Bones, Joints

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two new studies suggest that drinking alcohol can help ward off two diseases that affect millions of women: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.  But the research is among several studies that paint a confusin…

Mom Accused of Giving Toddler Beer at Restaurant

Mom Accused of Giving Toddler Beer at Restaurant

ABC News (PHOENIX) — A Phoenix mom was arrested after she allegedly put beer in her toddler’s sippy cup and a witness claimed the child fell out of his chair in a possible state of intoxication.Officers arrested Valerie Marie Topete, 36, after t…

New Beer Includes Bits of Gold

New Beer Includes Bits of Gold

Zoonar/Thinkstock(OSTRAVA, Czech Republic) — This isn’t your average tailgating beer.  A brewery in the Czech Republic has released a gold-flecked lager that’s fit for a king.The beer, packaged in a champagne bottle, contains 0.018 gr…

Moderate Drinking While Pregnant May Not Be Harmful

Moderate Drinking While Pregnant May Not Be Harmful

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drinking low to moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy may not have any damaging developmental effects on children five years later, according to new research published Tuesday.But, the authors stressed, preg…

Smoking Hotlines Can Flag Problem Drinking

Smoking Hotlines Can Flag Problem Drinking

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Hotlines to help people quit smoking could also flag problem drinking, a new study found.Yale researchers used surveys to probe alcohol use among 88,479 callers to the New York State Smoker’s Quitline and…

Report: Alcohol in Lindsay Lohan’s Car at Time of Crash

Report: Alcohol in Lindsay Lohan’s Car at Time of Crash

Amy Graves/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — There was an open container of alcohol in the Porsche Lindsay Lohan was driving when it struck a dump truck near Los Angeles last Friday, but it appears she was not under the influence at the time.TMZ.com reports po…

Alcohol Consumption Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Should women stop drinking alcohol altogether?  Not quite, but maybe they should stop after that first drink.A new study by the National Cancer Institute of 1,900 post-menopausal women found that consuming seven to…

Government Reiterates Warning on Drinking, Smoking While Pregnant

Government Reiterates Warning on Drinking, Smoking While Pregnant

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — We’ve all heard the warnings: Don’t smoke or drink alcohol while pregnant.  Yet, more than one in five pregnant white women smoke cigarettes, according to a new report from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Se…

Online Wine Merchants Fail to Check IDs

Online Wine Merchants Fail to Check IDs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Many Internet alcohol vendors are lax at verifying that customers are of legal age, making it easy for teens to buy alcohol, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel…

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