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Meet John Barleycorn.In the early years of the 20th Century, writer Jack London was the equivalent of a rock star. A ruggedly good-looking sportswriter, globetrottin...
May 12, 2015
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A warning or an advertisement?You almost have to admire the tenacity shown by the liquor industry in its passive aggressive method of turning a warning label into ad...
May 4, 2015
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Mendelian meta-analysis and the alcohol “flush” allele.Less than a year after the massive Mendelian randomization meta-analysis published in the British Medical Jour...
April 20, 2015
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How displaced peoples are harmed and helped by alcohol.Although it is impossible to know with certainty, 50 million is the current U.N. estimate of the number of hum...
April 2, 2015
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March 10, 2015
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Mixing tobacco with marijuana.People who smoke a combination of tobacco and marijuana, a common practice overseas for years, and increasingly popular here in the for...
February 27, 2015
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Compulsive theft can lead to tragic results. In the fall of 2011, 71-year old Julia Grodinsky of London was convicted of shoplifting ornamental crystals and sentence...
February 16, 2015
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Spicier than ever.Four drug deaths last month in Britain have been blamed on so-called “Superman” pills being sold as Ecstasy, but actually containing PMMA, a synthe...
February 5, 2015
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The chemistry of sorrow during nicotine withdrawal. When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine pops into acetylcholine receptors in the brain, the adrenal glands, and the...
January 28, 2015
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Or why you can't stay high forever. The amphetamine high, like the cocaine high, is a marvel of biochemical efficiency. Stimulants work primarily by blocking the reu...
January 23, 2015
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