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Dopamine effect triggered by just a tiny taste of beer

The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a study on Monday that explores how people become hooked on booze. Neurologists at the University of Indiana asked 49 men to drink either their favourite beer or Gatorade, a…

Last orders for warning-free booze in Australia

Australia’s major alcohol brands on Tuesday launched voluntary health warnings on their labels targeting children, pregnant women and excessive boozing in a country famed for its binge-drinking culture. DrinkWise, an industry body representing 80 percent of Australia’s big alcohol names by volume, said new labels would be phased in on…

Former first lady Betty Ford dead at 93

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Betty Ford, the wife of the late President Gerald Ford and whose battles with addiction led to the founding of a famed drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic bearing her name, died on Friday. Ford was 93. “I was deeply saddened this afternoon when I heard of…

Huge crowds launch Spain’s Pamplona bull-run fiesta

Tens of thousands of revellers packed Pamplona and soaked each other in sangria Wednesday to kick off Spain’s best-known fiesta: the San Fermin bull-running festival. Swilling gallons of beer, wine and sangria, Spaniards and foreigners jammed into the main Plaza del Ayuntamiento to hear the traditional shout from a City…

FDA expected to ban all alcoholic energy drinks

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks, essentially banning them, and manufacturers will then be warned that marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages could be illegal. The FDA ruling, which could come as soon as this week, “should be the…

Study: Alcohol more lethal than heroin, cocaine

Study: Alcohol is the most lethal drug, outranking heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the…

UK teachers will be allowed to ‘discipline unruly pupils’

LONDON — Head teachers in England will be given wider powers to search pupils for alcohol, mobile phones and drugs, the government said on Wednesday, as it unveiled a raft of new measures aimed at restoring “discipline in the classroom.” Under current rules, school staff can only search pupils if…

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