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One Tiny Change Makes Mice Drink Booze All Day

Researchers have just found a new suspect: the Gabrb1 gene, which seems to play a role in regulating alcohol intake.<p>Researchers have previously identified 39 genes associated with alcoholism in humans, so we already knew that it has a genetic component. The new study, published in the journal …

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Gun violence in PG-13 films tops level in R-rated movies

Young people are exposed to considerable gun presence and violence in PG-13 films, which now exceeds the level of gun violence in R-rated films.<p>Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985, and now exceeds the level found in R-rated movies, a new analysis finds.<p>With that increase, …

There is no such thing as a safe level of alcohol consumption | Professor David Nutt

The idea that drinking small amounts of alcohol will do you no harm is a myth, claims <b>Professor David Nutt</b><p>Last week I attended a discussion group chaired by the Observer's health correspondent Denis Campbell where one of the other experts, a public health doctor, asserted that alcohol should be …

Baby sham? Can trying alcohol during puberty lead to addiction?

"People who have their first taste of alcohol during puberty are more likely to become addicted," says a recent headline in the Daily Mail. But is that actually what the research shows? (clue: would I write this article if it was?).<p>The Mail article reports a recently published paper, based on 280 …

John Galliano describes drug abuse in first interview since Dior firing

Clothing designer shunned from fashion world after an antisemitic rant gives 'first-ever sober interview' to Vanity Fair<p>The disgraced clothing designer John Galliano has given his first interview since he was fired from French fashion house Christian Dior after being caught on video making a series …

Let's raise a toast to alcohol

A Channel 4 programme will make a stunning revelation at 9pm tonight: some people in Britain like to drink. According to the promotional blurb for 999: What's your emergency?: "With more than a quarter of adults drinking to hazardous levels, alcohol is a major factor in half of all crime and more …