All posts tagged "alcohol"

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) tours a foodstuff factory in Pyongyang. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported it on Jan. 19, 2015, without elaborating on the timing of the visit. (KCNA-Yonhap)
    [BBC] N. Korea says it has invented hangover-free alcohol

    — North Korean scientists have invented a hangover-free alcohol, according to the Pyongyang Times. The state newspaper says the “suave” liquor will spare you wincing when you wake, despite boasting 30%-40% alcohol. The brew is reportedly...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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    Binge drinking worst among better-educated women

    By Rachel Lee Highly educated professional women drink at dangerous levels, a study has found. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), among the biggest binge drinkers in 15 developed countries are wealthier, better-educated...

    • Posted May 14, 2015
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    Drinking rate among female Seoulites in 20s soars

    SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) — Twenty-something women in Seoul registered the steepest growth in the drinking rate compared with other age and gender groups during the 2008-2013 period, new data showed Tuesday. The statistics on health released...

    • Posted March 31, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    S. Korean households spend record amount on alcohol in 2014

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — South Koreans spent the most in over 10 years on alcoholic beverages in 2014, mainly on beer and soju, statistics agency said Monday, while demand for cigarettes fell, most likely from the price increase....

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • (NEWSis)
    Korea’s heavy-drinking culture result of ‘burnout syndrome’

    In Korea’s heavy-drinking culture, it is not uncommon for burned-out office workers to drink their daily sorrows away, but experts caution that this could lead to an unhealthy dependence on alcohol. “Burnout syndrome” ― involving long-term exhaustion...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Office workers raise their glasses at their year-end party in a pub in Seoul in this file photo. During the year-end festive season, people tend to drink more than usual. (Korea Times)
    Drinking in public places to be banned in S. Korea

    By Kim Rahn South Korean health authorities plan to ban the drinking of alcohol in public places, such as parks and campuses. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday it would make an announcement around...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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