Virtual reality is shedding light on the dangers of driving stoned. Continue reading
Today is National Beer Day, and beer is doing rather well these days. Sales in all types of American beer increased last year, resulting in a total value of $101.5 billion for the industry. On top of that, a craft beer renaissance is rapidly expanding the choices available to Americans, although Bud Light is still the nationally preferred drink. Continue reading
The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana and other illegal drugs, a government report released Friday found. Continue reading
Soweto, an enduring symbol of apartheid discrimination and impoverishment, is now home to the first microbrewery built in a black township. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal offers a look at South Africa’s rising black middle class and what it means for that country’s transformation. Continue reading
Alcohol consumption was the cause of nearly one in 10 deaths among U.S. adults from 2006 to 2010, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These numbers confirm that alcohol continues to be a leading cause of premature death across the nation.
A recent study in The Lancet suggests that the 25 percent of Russian men who die before they are 55 do so because of alcohol use. Continue reading
President Obama said in a magazine interview with The New Yorker that he didn’t think marijuana is “more dangerous than alcohol.” But his support for marijuana legalization comes with several caveats. Continue reading
New drunken-driving laws in British Columbia have led to a dramatic decrease (roughly 50%). Officials ramped up penalties on drivers who tested at a lower blood alcohol level (.05, as opposed to the current .08 legal standard) and authorized police to immediately impound cars. Continue reading