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A Berlin barman has gone on trial accused of having served a 16-year-old boy 45 tequila shots, which killed him.

2009-02-11

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The effect of "beer goggles" should not be used as an excuse for men getting a woman's age wrong, a study suggests...

2009-04-20

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Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how "beer goggles" affect a drinker's vision...

2005-11-25

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The experiment showed how expectation can affect the actual encoding of the pleasantness of the experience. ... This response (is) common with certain prestige products such as clothing, cars and, nowadays, handbags.

2008-01-14

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Drinking alcohol every day cuts the risk of heart disease in men by more than a third, a major study suggests.
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The expert on identifying traces of alcohol in prehistoric sites reckons the thirst for a brew was enough of an incentive to start growing crops.

2009-12-24

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Divers have found 30 bottles of champagne thought to pre-date the French Revolution on the Baltic seabed. When they opened one, they found the wine - believed to have been made by Clicquot (now Veuve Clicquot) between 1782 and 1788 - was still in good condition.

2010-07-17

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Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack when the overall dangers to the individual and society are considered, according to a study in the Lancet.

2010-11-01

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Parents have been warned to watch out for signs of excessive texting in their children, amid concerns it poses a new health risk. Teenagers sending 120 text messages a day are more likely to drink, smoke and have sex, claims a US doctor.

2010-11-09

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Researchers in the United States say they have uncovered tentative evidence of a genetic component to friendship.

2011-01-17

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Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that the occupants of southeastern France were brewing beer during the Iron Age, some 2,500 years ago.

2011-06-15

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Male fruit flies that have been rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol than those that have mated freely, scientists say.

2012-03-15

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