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Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limitNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said.



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Booze and Your Body: Is Alcohol Healthy?

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To drink for your health or not to? Here’s the latest news on the risks and benefits of alcohol:

The good
It strengthens your bones, says a new study from Oregon State University.

It fights heart disease. A glass a day in midlife is linked to a lower rate of heart disease and cognitive decline in old age.

The bad
It can raise breast cancer risk. In a review of studies, women who had a drink a day had a 4 percent increase in risk over those who didn’t drink.

It’s harmful in excess. Drinking more than a glass a day has been linked to a range of problems, including weight gain and even liver damage.

The bottom line
“A drink a day can be beneficial,” says Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD, director of the Center for Women’s Health at New York–Presbyterian Hospital. “If you’re concerned about your breast cancer risk, you don’t need to cut out alcohol altogether, but aim for a drink every other day or less.”


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Insight: African alcohol binge raises pressure for crackdown

Men chat as they drink beer at a sheeben in Soweto, southwest of JohannesburgWORCESTER, South Africa (Reuters) – On a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon in Worcester, a forlorn rural community near South Africa's southern tip, the queue at the liquor store is the longest in town. It's a scene constantly repeated across South Africa and a number of other nations on the continent: the prelude to a weekend of binge drinking. After years of turning a blind eye to alcohol abuse, politicians from South Africa to Kenya and Zambia are under pressure to tackle a problem that is adding to Africa's burden of HIV, birth defects, road accidents and violent crime. …



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Insight: African alcohol binge raises pressure for crackdown

WORCESTER, South Africa (Reuters) – On a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon in Worcester, a forlorn rural community near South Africa’s southern tip, the queue at the liquor store is the longest in town. It’s a scene constantly repeated across South Africa and a number of other nations on the continent: the prelude to a weekend of binge drinking. After years of turning a blind eye to alcohol abuse, politicians from South Africa to Kenya and Zambia are under pressure to tackle a problem that is adding to Africa’s burden of HIV, birth defects, road accidents and violent crime. …
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