Alcohol

Dangerous drinking on the rise, especially among young women

Sep 30, 2019
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Several studies show alcohol-related harms have sharply increased in many high-income countries, including the United States and Canada, and the sharpest rise was seen in young women. Marguerite Gallorini reports on what that means for public health and for the alcohol industry across the border in Ontario.


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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says new research at the University at Buffalo is a "huge deal" in developing a computer chip that could eventually be used to build the illegal drug equivalent of the breathalyzer.

New York State

New York residents love their beer. Now home to 400 breweries, the state has surpassed its previous record of 393 beer-making outlets back in 1876.

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More and more oral cancers being treated by oncologists can be traced to a well-known and very common virus for which there is a vaccine for young people.

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New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan issued a statement on Sunday, saying that he had recently been treated for an alcohol problem.

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Local government and law enforcement are teaming up with a local beverage retailer and advocate for drug-and-alcohol abuse prevention, to launch a campaign discouraging underage drinking. With prom and graduation season getting underway, supporters of "Not A Minor Problem" hope to stop short-term decisions that could cause long-term consequences, including deaths.


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In New York State, legislators are again set to debate whether alcoholic beverages should be served in movie theaters, after previous attempts at formal legislation fell apart during state budget negotiations.

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The Seneca Nation's Tribal Council has recently banished 5 people from their sovereign territory for dealing illegal drugs.

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The use of alcohol is often believed to be linked to college sexual assaults, but a study issued by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions reveals new findings.

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You might call it “show-and-tell” for some local craft breweries and wineries. The industries are thriving in Western New York and some potential investors are taking notice.

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A three day campaign to keep area waterways safe kicked off on Friday.

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Nothing beats New York maple syrup poured over a fresh batch of pancakes. But what about maple syrup combined with cold brew coffee and aged Caribbean rum?

Bills fans drunkest in NFL, study shows

Nov 9, 2015

Many Bills fans lovingly refer to Buffalo as "a drinking town with a sports problem." A new study finds that's probably true – at least on game days.

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Concerns over teenagers abusing powdered alcohol has some state lawmakers pushing to ban its sale in New York.

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The holidays are a time to be enjoyed with friends and family, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off its 28th annual Red Ribbon Campaign, today.

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With the tragic news that actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide, experts are weighing in to offer advice for people suffering with alcohol and drug addictions and depression. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with one expert from the University at Buffalo.

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An early morning traffic incident has cost a Cattaraugus County man his life.