Drinking just a handful of beers a week is associated with long-term changes to a person’s brain, a new study finds — although the functional meaning of these changes is unclear.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
Beginning in the 1950s, many cities banned open containers of alcohol in public. Now several cities are bringing it back — in a controlled fashion.
By Tim Henderson, Stateline
Women worldwide are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol consumption.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical family claims to have crafted a liver-friendly vodka. But does it work?…
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
By Dylan Scott, STAT
A 15-year study shows the life expectancy of white Americans seems to have plateaued, while for blacks and Hispanics it keeps rising.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
Dr. Carl Bell, a psychiatrist in Chicago, began sounding the alarm about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder four years ago.
By Colleen Shalby
From colonial times, to Prohibition, to the "Mad Men" era, alcohol’s storied relationship with the United States dates back to the dawn of the nation.
By PBS NewsHour
By Catherine Woods
Virtual reality is shedding light on the dangers of driving stoned.
Support Provided By: Learn more