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Wis. Mother and Son Killed in Different Auto Accidents

Wis. Mother and Son Killed in Different Auto Accidents

Thinkstock/Getty Images(WEST ALLIS, Wis.) — Two unrelated car accidents claimed the lives of a mother and her son early Sunday morning in West Allis, Wis.Mary Moore, 45, was struck by a car, while lying in the street at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday mor…

Underage "Hunger Games" Star Allegedly Buys Whiskey with Fake ID

Underage "Hunger Games" Star Allegedly Buys Whiskey with Fake ID

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Josh Hutcherson, the 19-year-old star of The Hunger Games, has been photographed leaving a Los Angeles grocery store with a bottle of alcohol, reports TMZ.The actor, who plays Peeta Mellark in the hit movie, al…

Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer

Teens Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — As many as six California teenagers were hospitalized with alcohol poisoning last month, and two last weekend alone, from drinking hand sanitizer.Coming on the heels of cough medicine, hand sanitizer is the latest in a…

Drinking at Work? Some Employers See Benefits

Drinking at Work? Some Employers See Benefits

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drinking on the job?  Some employers say they’re fine with that.  In fact, some companies will even buy the booze, on the theory that a little tippling makes for a happier employee — and maybe, too, as…

Can Drinking Alcohol Make You a Better Problem Solver?

Can Drinking Alcohol Make You a Better Problem Solver?

Steve Mason/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — A paper titled “Uncorking the muse: Alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving” was the focus of a flurry of coverage on Thursday.  In short, the study lends long-awaited credence to th…

Baby-Faced Man Busted Buying Beer

Baby-Faced Man Busted Buying Beer

WSB/ABC News(ATLANTA) — A baby-faced man has an upcoming court date after he spent two days in jail for disorderly conduct while trying to buy beer.At 22 years old, Jose Sanders looks more like a middle school student than a beer-drinking adult due to…

PB&J Vodka: Just Like Mom Used to Make?

PB&J Vodka: Just Like Mom Used to Make?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With flavored vodka becoming all the rage in the beverage industry — tipplers can taste everything from marshmallow to bacon flavored vodka nowadays — a leading distiller of flavor-infused spirits has gone old-scho…

Just One Drink a Day Could Up Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Just One Drink a Day Could Up Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(HEIDELBERG, Germany) — Consuming as little as one drink a day or less may raise a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published this week.European researchers analyzed data from more than 100 studies …

Alcohol May Benefit Heart Attack Patients

Alcohol May Benefit Heart Attack Patients

Monkey Business/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A daily alcoholic beverage or two may be good for men who have survived a heart attack, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal. The study, carried out by researchers at Brigham and Women’…

‘Almost Alcoholic': Close to the Real Thing, Says New Book

‘Almost Alcoholic': Close to the Real Thing, Says New Book

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Many people live with physical conditions such as prehypertension or prediabetes that are not quite full-blown illnesses, and a new series of books argues that the same is true of mental health conditions.Millions of peo…

Binge-Drinking Teenage Girls Can Black Out, Get Into Trouble

Binge-Drinking Teenage Girls Can Black Out, Get Into Trouble

File photo. Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a few too many drinks, Holley, once a teenage binge drinker, was barreling down a highway at 90 miles per hour and running red lights. She said she didn’t remember doing it until she saw hersel…

Could LSD Treat Alcoholism?

Could LSD Treat Alcoholism?

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Could a drug known for its psychedelic “acid trips” be used to treat alcoholism?Norwegian researchers say that lysergic acid diethylamide — also known as the hallucinogenic drug LSD — was used in a…

Should Governments Regulate Alcohol Use?

Should Governments Regulate Alcohol Use?

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A University of Oxford researcher is calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to put policies in place that would regulate alcohol use.Devi Sridhar, a lecturer in global health politics, wrote that WHO should tre…

Baseball MVP Admits to Addiction Relapse

Baseball MVP Admits to Addiction Relapse

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Texas Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton, the 2010 American League MVP who has battled alcohol and drug addictions for over a decade, admitted Friday he relapsed and had several drinks on Monday night.In a pres…

Exclusive: Leslie Carter Overdosed

Exclusive: Leslie Carter Overdosed

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Leslie Carter suffered from an overdose and was under the influence of several drugs before her death, according to the incident report from New York officials who responded to a 911 call from her home on Tuesday. Th…

UK Recommends Two Drink-Free Days Per Week

UK Recommends Two Drink-Free Days Per Week

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — People should have at least two drink-free days out of the week, according to new U.K. government guidelines set out by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.  The committee said recommendations neede…

Can You Cure a Hangover?

Can You Cure a Hangover?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ringing in the New Year with too much bubbly might lead to a rough start to 2012.  But a new wave of hangover-fighting pills and patches, plus a handful of old standbys, claim to spare you the headache, fatigue an…

Boston Tops List of ‘Drunkest’ Cities in US

Boston Tops List of ‘Drunkest’ Cities in US

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This weekend, people around the country will be partying in celebration of the New Year.  It’s possible that two cities in Massachusetts will party the hardest.The Daily Beast has released a list of the “drunkest” ci…

Death Toll from Indian Bootlegging Tragedy Rises to 171

Death Toll from Indian Bootlegging Tragedy Rises to 171

iStockphot​o/Thinksto​ck(KOLKATA) — The death toll from a bootleg alcohol tragedy rose to 171 on Friday, according to The Times of India.The moonshine responsible for poisoning over 260 people in West Bengal is thought to have been tainted with e…

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