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Coast Guard: Recreational boating accident deaths on the riseupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 10:54:00

Recreational boating accident deaths are on the rise, the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety announced in its 2009 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday.

Study: Alcohol may fight rheumatoid arthritisupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 19:30:00

Moderate drinking has been linked to a variety of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. According to a new study, drinking alcohol may also ease the pain of -- and lower the risk of developing -- rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially crippling autoimmune disorder.

More Americans drinking (alcohol)updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 09:21:00

More adults in the U.S. appear to be drinking alcohol, according to a new study of the nation's drinking habits.

Study: Underage drinking trips to ER spike in July 4 weekendupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 06:31:00

Hospital emergency room visits related to underage drinking nearly double during the July 4 holiday weekend, according to a federal study released this month.

How bad are your past sins really?updated: Tue Jun 29 2010 16:18:00

Let's be honest: Many of us -- OK, most of us -- weren't exactly paragons of health in our youth. And we can't help wondering: Will those margaritas, junk-food binges, forgotten condoms, or even that one bong hit eventually come back to haunt us?

Let teens drink? Parents wrestle with the questionupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 08:10:00

Martha was tough on her children when it came to alcohol in their early teens.

Drinking habits spread in social networksupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 10:53:00

If a friend or relative starts drinking more heavily--or decides to drink less or give up alcohol entirely--you're more likely to do the same, according to a new study that found heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers, and teetotalers tend to cluster within social networks.

The facts behind hangover remediesupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 08:56:00

The morning after St. Patrick's Day, the D4 Irish Pub & Café in Chicago, Illinois, gets flooded with requests for Bloody Marys, a concoction of tomato juice, celery, vodka and hot sauce.

Study: Women who drink are less likely to gain weightupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 18:04:00

Some women avoid drinking calorie-filled cocktails, wine, and beer because they're worried about packing on the pounds. Now, a new study suggests that women who are moderate drinkers actually tend to gain less weight over time than teetotalers.

Drinking and cancer riskupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:28:00

A new study links consumption of alcohol with a recurrance of breast cancer. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Study: Moderate drinking ups risk of breast cancer returnupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:28:00

Breast cancer survivors who have just a few alcoholic drinks per week are more likely than women who drink little or no alcohol to see their breast cancer return, according to research presented today at an annual meeting of breast cancer specialists.

FDA: Caffeinated alcoholic drinks may be illegalupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 17:09:00

The Food and Drug Administration has notified about 30 manufacturers of alcoholic beverages containing added caffeine that it intends to take a look at their products.

Seniors Wii bowl for world record and for healthupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 18:09:00

A world record was set recently in Houston, Texas. It wasn't the world's fastest quarter-mile run, the world's largest pumpkin or even the world's heaviest man. It was, however, as stunning to witness: the world's largest senior citizen Wii bowling tournament, as confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Seniors Wii bowl to get fitupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 18:09:00

More than 500 seniors participated in a Wii bowling championship in an effort to improve their quality of life.

Commentary: Drinking age of 21 saves livesupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 08:09:00

The national policy that set a minimum legal drinking age of 21 is being questioned by a group of 135 college and university presidents through an effort called the Amethyst Initiative.

Commentary: Drinking age of 21 doesn't workupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 10:03:00

One year ago, a group of college and university presidents and chancellors, eventually totaling 135, issued a statement that garnered national attention.

To drink or not to drink: Should you raise a glass to your health?updated: Tue Apr 21 2009 09:23:00

Moderate drinking can be good for your heart. But for women, drinking alcohol raises the risks of breast cancer.

Red wine carries same breast cancer risk as white wineupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 11:24:00

Attention red wine drinkers: Drinking moderate amounts of any kind of alcohol (including wine, beer, and liquor) is associated with a slightly increased breast cancer risk -- and the rosy-hued beverage is no exception.

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