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Teens who drink with their parents run higher risks of binge drinking

Several studies indicate that underage drinking of alcohol sensibly with parents can reduce the risk of heavy and harmful consumption. But these results do not give a complete picture, conclude Norwegian researchers in a new study.

One in four has gone to work with a hangover

In the past year, a quarter of Norwegians say that they have gone to work with a hangover or have been ineffective due to alcohol intake the night before, and five percent have taken a sick day for a hangover.

Few really boost health with alcohol

Only about 15 percent of the population can use their health as an excuse for enjoying a couple of glasses of red wine daily.

Alcoholism linked to lack of intestinal bacteria

New study suggests connection between the gut flora and addiction to alcohol.

“Alcohol campaigns have the wrong focus”

Children who grow up in families with a liberal attitude toward alcohol, and who might see their parents get a bit tipsy are not at greater risk of becoming an alcoholic than others.

Pills can quench thirst for alcohol

Many medications are available on the market that can ease alcohol cravings, but these pills are not widely used in Norway.

Alcohol sensitivity is inherited

Do you have a parent or grandparent who is or has been an alcoholic? If so, you should stay away from alcohol when you are stressed.

Aggressive adolescents consuming more alcohol

Adolescents who behave aggressively are likely to drink more alcohol than their peers – while those suffering from depression or anxiety drink less.

Many drunken teenage girls get sexually harassed

The prevalence varies with age – the younger girls are more at risk.

Beer brewing – from tradition to trend

There is a renewed interest in micro-brewing in Norway. Tradition and history are important ingredients. While taste is more important than ever.