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Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

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Seeing double after toasting? Just wait for the hangover that's coming, thanks in part to those bubbles in sparkling wine. Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

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Drinking with co-workers can be festive — and fraught. In an informal survey of Salt readers, 25 percent of you told us you'd gotten tipsy enough to regret it at an office party, and 80 percent said you'd seen a co-worker overdo it, with embarrassing results. iStockphoto hide caption

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From Tipsy To Regret: Your Tales From The Office Holiday Party

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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

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Abstaining while pregnant is the easiest way to reduce the risk of physical, intellectual and emotional problems in the baby, doctors say. Rachel Weill/Uppercut/Getty Images hide caption

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

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Women who consume eight or more drinks per week are considered excessive drinkers, according to the CDC. Breast cancer, liver disease and heart disease have all been linked to excessive drinking over time. Ann Boyajian/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

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Bottles of mahia in the Nahmias et Fils distillery. Alex Schmidt for NPR hide caption

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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

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