Pediatricians Call for a Limit on Tobacco and Alcohol Ads

The AAP wants to restrict the kinds of ads your kids see. Credit: Corbis
Can just seeing pictures of, say, Joe Camel make a kid want to start smoking? Can a television shot of an ice-cold beer make a kid want to take a drink? The American Academy...
In a new policy statement, the AAP calls for a ban on tobacco advertising in all media.

Someone Passed Out Drunk? Quick! Call an 11-Year-Old!

You know how it goes. Your 11-year-old goes to a friend's birthday party. There is cake, ice cream and Jack Daniels. Inevitably, some sixth-grader can't hold his liquor and collapses. Your child really ought to know how to give first aid to a...You know how it goes. Your 11-year-old goes to a friend's birthday party. There is cake, ice cream and Jack Daniels. Inevitably, some sixth-grader can't hold his liquor and collapses. Now what?

Girl Calls 911 From Car as Her Mother Allegedly Drives Drunk

Credit: New York State Police
A 12-year-old girl called 911 from a car on Interstate 84 in New York earlier this week. The emergency? She reported her mother was not speaking properly and was weaving into other lanes while she was driving. N...

Drunken Baby Photos? Not So Funny

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Call me humorless, but I just don't see what's funny or cute about photos of babies meant to look like they're drunk. In fact, I'm offended. I'll admit, when I first came upon this article from The Stir ab...

Teens Should Take a Lesson From Drunken Monkeys, Study Shows

Don't be a party animal, kids. Credit: Getty Images
Binge drinking is bad for teenagers -- and monkeys. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., obviously couldn't experiment on the effects of heavy drinking on actu...

Some Kids Celebrate Graduation By Pouring Vodka (Yes, Vodka) on Their Eyes

Vodka shots are for mouths, not eyes. And only for those 21 and up. Credit: Getty Images
Hey kids, thinking of sticking your face in an electric fan? Don't do it. It hurts. The same is true about pouring alcohol in your eyes. You might t...

Colleges Are So Narcing to Your Parents If You're Caught Drinking

Cheers may turn to jeers for some students as colleges and universities crack down on underage drinking. Credit: Getty Images
Used to be you could sneak some brewskis into your dorm room without someone narcing you out to your parents, bu...

Drinking with Your Kids at Home Not a Good Idea, Study Says

Thinking of having a few brewskis with your teenage son? After all, if a kid's going to learn how to knock 'em back, he might as well learn from his old man, right? Probably not a good idea, according to a study coming out of the Netherlands....

Non-Alcoholic Beverages Can Harm Your Unborn Child

For those of us who enjoy an occasional beer or a glass of wine when Friday night rolls around, it can be a bit of a bummer saying the necessary good-bye to booze for the nine or so months during pregnancy. For some women, low- or non-alcoholic bee...

Tough Love for Parents and Kids

Tough love is an expression used to describe a parenting technique that combines toughness and warmth to raise children. The principles of tough love hold that children, especially teenagers, should take responsibility for their actions. Tough lov...

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

If a pregnant woman drinks during her pregnancy, she runs the risk of giving her unborn child fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy does not always lead to FAS. Doctors are unsure exactly how much alcohol can cause pro...

British Teens Get Booze in Return for STD Testing

British health officials are trading alcohol for STD tests with children as young as 16. Credit: jesus leon, Flickr
Health officials desperate to stem the rising tide of sexually transmitted diseases among British youth are bribing kids as young ...

Economy Driving Moms to Drink

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Times are tough all over. For so many of us, incomes have decreased while expenses have not. Where bill-paying used to involve sitting down to write some checks, it can now resemble a workout...

North Dakota Mom Accused of Breastfeeding While Drunk

Breastfeeding and cocktails do not go together -- or so one North Dakota mom is learning. Image courtesy of Stock Exchange.
When the police responded to a domestic disturbance call at Stacey Anvarinia's house on February 13, she let them in. Then...

Mom Hosts Vodka Chugging Party for Teens

Coming up with fun ideas for birthday parties gets a little more challenging when the kids outgrow Chuck E. Cheese and inflatable bounce houses. What's a mom to do with for a typical 14-year-old who frowns on clowns and face-painting? How about an al...


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