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Heavy Drinking has been Normalized for Women, and it’s Killing them in Record Numbers

The ads started popping up about a decade ago on social media. Instead of selling alcohol with sex and romance, these ads had an edgier theme: Harried mothers chugging wine to cope with everyday stress. Women embracing quart-sized bottles of whiskey, and bellying up to bars to knock back vodka shots with men. In this new strain of advertising, women’s liberation equaled heavy drinking, and alcohol researchers say it both heralded and promoted a profound cultural shift: Women in America are drinking far more, and far more frequently, than their…

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US Smoking Hits Record Low, But Cancer Deaths Still High

The number of Americans who smoke has dropped to a record low, but 40 per cent of cancer cases in the country are still linked to tobacco use, a US government report has found. A report released this week by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that each year between 2009 and 2013, about 660,000 people in the US were diagnosed with, and about 343,000 people died from a cancer related to tobacco use, Xinhua news agency reported. The agency noted that smoking does not just…

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Former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh to move Google’s New Unified hardware group: record

Rick Osterloh, former President of Motorola Mobility, left Lenovo final month and is now said to have rejoined Motorola’s preceding proprietor – Google. The document says that Osterloh has joined Google as Senior vp and will record to CEO Sundar Pichai. unluckily, there has been no formal declaration concerning the appointment. Re/code reports that Rick Osterloh will head a newly fashioned hardware division at Google, with the purpose to “unify” the employer’s modern disparate product lineup. the brand new Google department will reportedly consist of the Nexus, this means that…

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