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Alcohol Nearly Killed Her; Now Her Story Is Going Viral

Hanna Lottritz shares her experience with binge drinking

(Newser) - Hanna Lottritz, then 20, went to a Nevada music festival with friends on July 25 and ended up in a 24-hour coma, having nearly died due to acute alcohol intoxication. Almost six months later, the University of Nevada, Reno, journalism student's essay about the experience has gone viral, USA ... More »

2 North Korean Doctors Dead After Wives Inject Them

The wives are apparently doctors, too

(Newser) - Strange deaths involving North Koreans keep getting stranger—only this time the incident occurred in Cambodia. Two doctors, both in their 50s and working in Phnom Penh, got so drunk last weekend that their wives, who are also both doctors, decided to inject them with some kind of "medicine... More »

We're Getting Better at Drinking Ourselves to Death

Rate of alcohol-induced deaths hits record high

(Newser) - Last year, nearly 31,000 Americans died as a result of drinking too much—a 37% increase from 2002. And those deaths are just the ones from causes like alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, the Washington Post reports. If deaths from drunk driving and accidents or homicides involving alcohol were included,... More »

Frat Suing 'Rogue' Group Accused in Hazing Death

Zeta Beta Tau says SUNY Albany men had no authorization to use ZBT name

(Newser) - The seven men accused of the 2014 hazing of a SUNY Albany student that caused his death are already in trouble with the school and the police. Now they've got a new problem on their hands: a lawsuit set to be filed by the fraternity whose name they apparently... More »

Teen Dies After Parents' 'Lesson About Drinking'

Couple charged with involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The mother and stepfather of 16-year-old Kendal Ball claim they were trying to teach him "a lesson about alcohol," but it was a lesson that killed him. Prosecutors say the Lyman, Wyo., teen died of acute alcohol poisoning after joining stepfather Joseph Richardson and a friend for a... More »

Little Kids Getting Drunk on Yummy Hand Sanitizers

Since 2010, poison control cases have shot up to more than 16K

(Newser) - Think you're good at locking up common household poisons from young kids? You may be forgetting one that looks surprisingly appealing to a small child: hand sanitizer. The number of cases of kids younger than 12 reported to poison control centers for ingesting hand sanitizer, which now comes in... More »

Surprise: Worst Binge Drinkers Are Middle-Aged White Guys

They are the ones who die the most as a result, says CDC

(Newser) - If most people were asked to name the demographic mostly likely to die from alcohol poisoning after binge drinking, it's a safe bet that "college students" would be at the top of the list. As it turns out, the correct answer is middle-aged white men, reports ABC News... More »

Rutgers Frat Party Death Due to Alcohol Poisoning

Medical examiner finds Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, died from 'acute ethanol toxicity'

(Newser) - Alcohol poisoning is to blame in the death of the 19-year-old Rutgers student who was taken to the hospital after attending a "gathering" at a fraternity house last month. Sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs was taken from the frat house to the hospital around 3am on Sept. 21 after she appeared... More »

Winehouse Drank Herself to Death: 2nd Coroner

New inquest reaches same conclusion as first

(Newser) - A second inquest into Amy Winehouse's death has ended with the same conclusion as the first : The singer died after drinking too much alcohol. The second coroner also ruled it a "death by misadventure," or accidental alcohol poisoning, and confirmed that Winehouse's blood alcohol level was... More »

Alcohol Poisoning Killed Warrant's Jani Lane

Warrant singer had struggled with alcohol problems

(Newser) - Nearly two months later, an answer to what killed Jani Lane : alcohol poisoning. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office determined that the former Warrant frontman died from acute ethanol intoxication, the AP reports. E! notes that a half-empty vodka bottle and prescription drugs were found alongside Lane's body... More »

4 Russian Sailors Die After Drinking Bootleg Booze

3 more ill from homemade Indonesian alcohol

(Newser) - Four crew members of a Russian ship anchored off Borneo island died and three others are seriously ill after drinking homemade Indonesian alcohol, police said today. Authorities were searching for a local man they believe sold liquor mixed with a homemade brew. Three men were found dead yesterday on the... More »

Downing Pint of Vodka in 4 Seconds Kills Brit

He had 5.5 times the legal blood-alcohol limit

(Newser) - A British electrician's assistant was killed by booze after downing a pint of vodka in 4 seconds, an inquest was told yesterday. He also had traces of mephedrone, a then-legal substance that creates feelings of euphoria, but the coroner said alcohol alone caused the death of Richard Davies, 29, reports... More »

Hasselhoff Lands in Hospital, Ex Gets DUI

Lost weekend for former couple

(Newser) - The often-treated-for-alcohol-poisoning David Hasselhoff and his ex-wife appear to be operating under the same tipsy star. Hasselhoff was back in a California hospital over the weekend after he suffered a seizure and his teenage daughter called paramedics—again, reports the Daily Mail. More »

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