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Drinking whiskey makes you frisky. Studies show how different types of alcohol can evoke different emotions

Drinking whiskey makes you frisky. Studies show how different types of alcohol can evoke different emotions

Featured, Food
Drinkers may want to think twice before choosing their alcoholic beverage as each type can affect their mood differently according to research. Want to feel sexy? Then gin is the right way to go! The researchers from Public Health Wales and King's College London found that gin and other spirit types are often associated with feeling sexier, with 4 in 10 of people saying drinking spirits made them feel this way. The study also found that 25 percent of red wine drinkers report feeling frisky after a couple of glasses. Yet, the drink also appears to make three out of five consumers (60 percent) feel exhausted. Beer proved to be the least sexy drink (bloat, anyone?) with just 19 percent of survey-takers reporting such an effect. Meanwhile, a major study, published in the journal BMJ Open
Good news: Fewer teens are smoking. Bad news: They’re taking drugs instead.

Good news: Fewer teens are smoking. Bad news: They’re taking drugs instead.

Featured, Investigations, News
A quarter of 11-15 year-olds have tried substances at least once, studies reveal. Instead of smoking or drinking, teenagers in the UK are now more likely to use drugs. Swings and roundabouts... A national survey by NHS Digital, found 24% of teenagers between the age of 11-15 years say they had used a recreational drug at least once - this is a 9% increase since 2014. On the other hand, the survey found 19% of children say they had smoked cigarettes at least once, roughly the same as 2014, but much lower than the figure in 1996 when almost 50% children questioned, had smoked a cigarette. The survey also found 44% of secondary school students say they had tried alcohol. However, in 2016, the survey found the alcohol consumption rate among teenagers ranged from 15% in 11 year-o
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