December 24, 2018 - 3:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A drunk man fell onto the train tracks last year. Guess who he just sued? A Washington man who was visibly intoxicated left Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant last year and walked to the metro station, where he fell onto...
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December 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that as we approach Christmas and New Year's, there are increased opportunities for celebration. There is also an increase in alcohol use by many...
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In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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December 17, 2018 - 9:37 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the...
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Keith Richards
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December 13, 2018 - 8:46 am
By Jack Guy (CNN) — Throughout a long and storied career in one of the most famous rock bands on the planet, Keith Richards has made no secret of his love of drink and drugs. Yet it now appears that the 74-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist has turned over something of a new leaf. After decades of...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona.
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December 09, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018. They'...
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November 24, 2018 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - If you like to indulge in a holiday cocktail or maybe a winter beer this time of year, Philadelphia's newest booze festival may be just what you're looking for. Appropriately named based on all the cold weather we've been dealing with in Philadelphia lately, the '...
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August 24, 2018 - 3:55 pm
By Sandee LaMotte (CNN) -- If you're one of the third of all humankind who drinks alcohol, take note: There's no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according to a new analysis of 2016 global alcohol consumption and disease risk. Alcohol was the leading risk factor...
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Pagans and neo-druids treat the solstice like the ultimate marriage ceremony. Many couples go to Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain to confirm their love on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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June 21, 2018 - 9:42 am
Daisy Carrington, for CNN (CNN) -- In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season and with it, the harvest. So it should come as no surprise that the solstice is...
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Cancer risk rises with each drink, but the link between mortality and alcohol is more J-shaped, a new study finds.
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June 19, 2018 - 9:13 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking? A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of...
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