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Churches Seek New Members through Beer Consumption (11.15.13)

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With mainstream and traditional congregations dwindling across America, a scattering of churches is trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community. They are gathering around craft beer.

Details of this story featured on New York Daily News

 

 

Body image issues lead to depression, drug use in teen boys: study (11.7.13)

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The latest study conducted by Boston Children's Hospital indicated that teenaged boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse.

With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin (11.6.13)

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As the public being unaware of this issue is quite alarming and underlines the danger posed by the rising incidence of pain killer addiction. In order to shed light on the similarities of heroin and prescription pain killer addiction, here's an article and interview featured on NPR News.

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City Drops Bid to Ban Display of Cigarettes (11.5.13)

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped a key provision from his anti-tobacco legislation that would have banned cigarettes from being publicly displayed in stores, according to a report from the New York Times.

Monday is the Best Day to Quit Smoking, Research Finds (10.30.13)

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Smokers world-wide are more likly to consider quitting smoking on Mondays, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Internal Medicine. According to the study, the finding could be used to direct the way health officials and clinicians approach smoking cessation.

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Many truck drivers use drugs and alcohol (10.30.13)

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Commercial truck drivers have challenging jobs and too often they put their own health and safety, as well as others, in danger by taking stimulants and other drugs to get through a shift, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed evidence from around the world to get a sense of how much is known about how frequently truck drivers use legal and illegal substances like alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine.

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NYC Council Measure Raising Cigarette Purchase Age To 21 Including E-Cigs (10.30.13)

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Depending on how a City Council vote today, you might need to be 21 to purchase cigarettes in New York City. The City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would raise the smoking age in the city, where it's getting harder and harder to smoke every day, to 21. And if it passes, it will take aim at the cool kids in high school (yes some things never change, the cool kids in high school still smoke) who are starting their countdowns to lung cancer.

Female alcohol abuse is a ‘global epidemic’ (10.30.13)

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In much of the developed world, alcohol abuse is rising, and in many cases female drinkers have been found to drive that growth.

The richer the country is directly proportional to the fewer abstainers and the smaller is the gap that is between male and female consumption, the New York Post reported.

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Bronx politicians want to further clamp down on underage drinking (10.30.13)

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After a one-week sting operation in which the State Liquor Authority discovered 26 Bronx retailers sold booze to minors, some legislators are calling for even stronger laws to dry up underage drinking sales.

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Maryland governor attended son's underage drinking party (10.25.13)

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Maryland Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler is under fire after he attended a Delaware beach party where teenagers, including his son, were drinking alcohol.

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