Moderate drinkers at risk for alcohol problems if they binge, study finds

CNN — You consider yourself a light-to-moderate drinker, having the occasional cocktail or glass of wine with dinner and only tossing back a few extra glasses of liquid refreshment at social gatherings on weekends. By most standards, you’d be right – because drinking is typically tracked as an average over the week. “This leaves many … Read more

Some coffee drinkers may have a lower death risk

CNN — The earthy, caffeine-infused coffee drink may hold more power than waking you up in the morning. Drinking either sweetened or unsweetened coffee is associated with a lower death risk compared with not drinking the beverage, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed 171,616 participants in … Read more

The baby formula shortage is getting worse

New York CNNBusiness — For months stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula. Manufacturers say they’re producing at full capacity and making as much formula as they can, but it’s still not enough to meet current demand. The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half … Read more

German inflation: Soaring costs and shortages push industry to the brink

London/Berlin CNN Business — Siempelkamp Giesserei has seen its fair share of crises in its 99 years. But pandemic shutdowns, supply chain disruptions and soaring energy prices have thrown the Düsseldorf metals factory into uncharted territory. “There has never been anything like this before,” Georg Geier, the company’s managing director, told CNN Business. The major … Read more

Giant strawberry sets Guinness World Record

Israeli farmer Chahi Ariel has grown the world’s heaviest strawberry, according to Guinness World Records. At 289 grams (10 ounces), the strawberry was about five times the average weight of a regular berry of the local Ilan variety, said Nir Dai, a researcher at Israel’s Volcani Institute where the strain was developed. The strawberry was … Read more