Tag Archives: Alcohol

Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. The press service of the Rospotrebnadzor agency told TASS that there were 677 alcohol poisonings over the New Year holidays in 2018, compared to 1,800 during ...

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Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. “The bill is about alcohol and tobacco products and about ceasing or suspending international cooperation in the nuclear sphere, rocket engine building and aircraft building between Russian ...

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Booze or browse? Half of all Russians would rather quit alcohol than the internet, poll shows

A recent poll indicates that over 90 percent of Russians use the internet every day. About half of them said that if they had to choose between giving up alcohol or the internet for one year, they would stop drinking. According to the results of research conducted by the Boston Consulting Group and quoted by RIA Novosti, the proportion of ...

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Alcohol apocalypse? Evolution making us too sick to drink, study finds

Humanity may be seeing the last of the big drinkers as new research claims evolution is making people physically unable to consume large amounts of alcohol. Examining trends across human populations, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that human genes are developing variants of an enzyme that breaks down alcohol in the body. Because these new variants are less ...

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Federal money for clean coal spent on alcohol, limousines & spas

Millions of dollars intended for a clean power initiative were spent on alcohol, spas, jets and lobbying, an audit shows. The perks clearly did not help much, as the project’s company has since filed for bankruptcy. Under former President Barack Obama’s administration, the Department of Energy awarded a $ 1.7 cooperation agreement to Summit Texas Clean Energy, which was supposed ...

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Rocky Mountain high: Aspen marijuana sales outpace alcohol

Legal distributors of cannabis in Aspen earned $ 11.3 million in revenue in 2017 compared with $ 10.5 million for liquor stores. It is the first time marijuana sales outperformed liquor for the year in the Colorado town. The latest marijuana figures showed a whopping 16 percent increase over 2016, which registered just $ 9.7 million in sales, according to ...

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Alcohol damages DNA, increases cancer risk – study

Alcohol causes irreparable damage in the DNA of stem cells, enhancing the risk of developing cancer, and costing some hard drinkers “more than just a hangover,” British scientists say. Researchers at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, gave diluted alcohol (ethanol) to mice. Afterwards they used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to study the genetic damage caused by a ...

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NZ revelers build sand island to defy alcohol ban, authorities admire their ingenuity

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 20:16 A group of New Year holidaymakers in New Zealand built a sand island in a bid to defy a local liquor ban, local media reports. The authorities turned out to be quite relaxed about it, too, It is illegal to consume alcohol on beaches or in other public places in the Coromandel area during ...

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US military again bans alcohol, restricts personnel to base after fatal Okinawa drink-drive crash

All members of the US military based in Okinawa have been restricted to their base and residences and banned from drinking alcohol, the US 7th Fleet has announced. It comes after a drunk marine reportedly caused a fatal crash over the weekend. “The new restrictions follow an accident Sunday morning in Naha. . . . Alcohol may have been a ...

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