Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol Lead to More Risky Behavior: Study


Red Bull and vodka is riskier than just drinking alcohol.

Drinking the popular mix of Vodka and Red Bull is riskier than drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study.  Researchers found that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of intoxication was higher.


Study: Being a Happy or Sad Drunk All Comes Down to Your Genetic Makeup

sad drunk

Drinking can make you happy or sad depending on your makeup.

Scientists have discovered that some people physically get a buzz from alcohol while others find it makes them depressed. The discovery could explain why some drinkers become angry and upset if they get intoxicated while others become merry and silly.


Study: Progress Made in Getting Drunk, Drugged Drivers Off the Road


30 million Americans admit to driving drunk in the past year.

More than 30 million Americans admit to drunken driving in the previous 12 months and more than 10 million say they drove while on illicit drugs, according to a survey of driving habits between 2006 and 2009.


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Students Are More Responsible Drinkers Than Young Adult Workers: Study


Students are more responsible drinkers than young adult workers.

Despite their reputation to the contrary students are more responsible drinkers than young adult workers, a new study has found.   According to researchers students are more likely to drink less and are less likely to find it acceptable to end up in hospital or have a run-in with the police due to excessive alcohol intake.


Leading ‘Drug Educator’ for Children is the Media According to Doctors

smoking teenager

Media still depicts smoking and drinking favorably.

Despite severe restrictions on tobacco advertising, youths are still too often exposed to media depicting smoking and drinking in a favorable light, according to one group of doctors.


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Beer Goggles Mystery Solved


Alcohol dulls the ablity to recognize symetrical faces.

Everyone looks better after you’ve tipped back a pint or two, and now we may know why.  It turns out that alcohol dulls our ability to recognize cockeyed, asymmetrical faces, according to researchers who tested the idea on both sober and inebriated college students in England.


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