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Gut microbes can get you drunk and damage your liver

Gut microbes can get you drunk and damage your liverIn 2016, a woman who had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit was acquitted of her DUI charge after it was discovered that she had an extremely rare condition called “auto-brewery syndrome.” People with this syndrome carry microbes in their intestines that produce abnormally high levels of alcohol, which they produce when they break down sugars and carbohydrates. While auto-brewery syndrome is an extreme example, it makes one wonder: Could intestinal microbes be influencing other health or behavioral traits? Jing Yuan at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in Beijing published a new study in Cell Metabolism showing that an intestinal microbe may cause fatty liver disease by producing high levels of alcohol.



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Gut microbes can get you drunk and damage your liver

Gut microbes can get you drunk and damage your liverIn 2016, a woman who had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit was acquitted of her DUI charge after it was discovered that she had an extremely rare condition called “auto-brewery syndrome.” People with this syndrome carry microbes in their intestines that produce abnormally high levels of alcohol, which they produce when they break down sugars and carbohydrates. While auto-brewery syndrome is an extreme example, it makes one wonder: Could intestinal microbes be influencing other health or behavioral traits? Jing Yuan at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in Beijing published a new study in Cell Metabolism showing that an intestinal microbe may cause fatty liver disease by producing high levels of alcohol.



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10-year-old girl films mom driving drunk, police say

10-year-old girl films mom driving drunk, police sayThe girl showed Glendale police officers video in which three children under the age of 15 could be heard yelling at her mother to stop.



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Rapists who target drunk women cannot be charged with rape under New York law, prosecutor says

Rapists who target drunk women cannot be charged with rape under New York law, prosecutor saysThe scenario is unfortunately common: A woman goes to a bar and chooses to have several drinks. Later that night, she becomes a victim of sexual assault.In New York, Manhattan's top prosecutor says, the assaulter can not be charged with a sex crime because of a legal loophole stipulating that someone who becomes voluntarily intoxicated is not considered "mentally incapacitated" for purposes of giving consent.



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Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deaths

Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deathsRobert Morris Levy was arrested and faces a grand jury indictment on manslaughter and fraud charges in connection with the death of three veterans.



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Beloved female football player, 17, killed by drunk driver in Florida

Beloved female football player, 17, killed by drunk driver in FloridaA beloved member of a Florida high school football team who planned on joiningthe Marines after graduating was hit and killed by a drunk driver while ridingher bike last weekend



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Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk driving

Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk drivingMeghan Markle's half-brother has been arrested by police in the United States for drink driving. Thomas Markle Jr, 52, was stopped by authorities in Oregon at 1:33am on Friday morning, according to gossip website TMZ. Mr Markle Jr, who is estranged from the Duchess of Sussex and has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly failed a sobriety test, and was visibly drunk. He was taken to the police sobering center near his home, in Grants Pass, and his Chevy Silverado was impounded. In January 2017 Mr Markle Jr was arrested following a drunken row with his girlfriend, in which he threatened her with a gun. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism. The duchess's father, Thomas Markle Sr, told the site: "My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it."  Mr Markle Jr's sister, Samantha, added: "His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank."



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I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.

I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.On Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six



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California Man Convicted for Riding Scooter While Drunk

California Man Convicted for Riding Scooter While DrunkThe prosecution was Los Angeles' first motorized scooter DUI incident.



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Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says

Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says“Although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker,” the Supreme Court nominee’s Yale roommate says.



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