Tag Archives: Brain

NBA to Allow Courtside Liquor Ads

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is reversing a longtime ban and will allow hard-liquor firms to place courtside ads during games, part of a trend toward more liberal ad policies as sports firms face a worsening economy. Ad Age reported …

Researcher: One in Five Men at Risk of Alcohol Abuse

At least one in five men in developed countries are at lifetime risk of becoming dependent on or abusing alcohol, according to a review of recent research, Reuters reported Jan. 25. Marc Schuckit of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System …

Challenge to Tobacco Settlement Fails

A legal challenge to the 1998 nationwide tobacco settlement has failed, with a federal judge dismissing a lawsuit filed by a North Carolina based tobacco company that claimed the deal between states and the industry stifled competition. The Legal Newsline …

CO: Heart Attacks Drop After Three Years of City Smoking Ban

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that hospital admissions for heart attacks have dropped significantly in Pueblo, Colo., since the city put in place an indoor smoking ban three years ago, All Headline News …

Petitions, Legal Cases Mount Over Crack Sentencing

Inmates across the U.S. are taking legal action to try to win early release under new federal cocaine sentencing guidelines, including filing suit when their requests are denied, the Washington Post reported Jan. 1. The U.S. Sentencing Commission last year …