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One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome ...

New Wearables Promise to Reduce Drunken Driving on the Road

Harold Stark | Posted 06.02.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

Last year, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism launched a competition where tech startups were given the challenging task of inventing wearables that could measure and report skin-contact blood alcohol content in real time. The results were quite successful.

Your Hotboxing Days Are Numbered: A Pot Breathalyzer Is In The Works

Reuters | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Weird News

An Oakland company working with scientists from the University of California at Berkeley is claiming a breakthrough in the race to develop an instant ...

Drunk Florida Mom Had Kid Blow Into Breathalyzer To Start Car: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.13.2015 | Crime

A Florida woman is accused of having her 4-year-old son blow into a Breathalyzer to start her car while she was inebriated. Police in Apopka responded...

He Gave Me a Breathalyzer Test That I Couldn't Refuse

Janis Powers | Posted 07.24.2016 | Crime
Janis Powers

As we debate the boundaries of law enforcement's authority, I am reminded of my own recent run-in with a traffic cop in New Zealand.

Summer Gadget Roundup

Courtney Price | Posted 07.23.2016 | Technology
Courtney Price

Mophie's new Juice Pack Air Spectrum line features fun, playful color ways that will truly make your iPhone 6 and stand-out accessory. And with the flip of a switch, your juice pack will deliver more than 100% extra battery to keep your phone charged through the day and well into the night.

A McDonald's Location Is Now Breathalyzing Customers To Deter Drunkards

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.05.2015 | Taste

Bad things can happen when you walk into a McDonald's while you're drunk. If you're lucky, you might get away with just ordering way more food than yo...

My Mission To End Drunk Driving

Jimmy Anderson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Jimmy Anderson

When it comes drunk driving, what people are missing is a way to ensure that they are safe and legal to drive, no matter what the circumstances.

One More for the Road

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Every day we read about tragedies that result from people driving while under the influence. As long as you continue to believe your reflexes have not been impaired after just three drinks, and you can drive safely, everyone on the road is in danger. It only takes a nano-second for lives to change forever.

Don't Rush the Marijuana Breathalyzer Into "Zero Tolerance" States

Adam Banner | Posted 03.22.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

As a criminal defense lawyer, I've handled a few DUI cases in my time. Still, the last thing I want is to share the road with an impaired driver. DUI defense isn't about supporting drunk or drugged driving; it's about making sure the legal system runs correctly.

'Pee Analyzer' Helps Nightclub Combat Drunk Driving

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

A night partying on the town may be all in good fun, that is until it comes time to go home. All too often, late night revelers get behind the wheel o...

Need To Know If You're Drunk? Check Your Watch

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The guy in this video has the best job ever. Tokyoflash Japan, a high-tech watch company, gave him a whole bunch of money to spend on booze so he coul...

New Delhi Metro To Weed Out Drunks With Breathalyzers

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

Some New Delhi metro commuters will be breathalysed to detect whether they are drunk under a pilot scheme planned by the state-run transport network, ...

Best Vintage Find...Ever?

Posted 04.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's called a 'Drunkometer' -- enough said.

Sober Statement: 'I Done Seen It On The MythBusters'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.18.2012 | Weird News

Myth: TV show references will get you out of a DUI charge. BUSTED. A Florida man gave a humorous, but probably accurate, statement to police whe...

Drunk Driver Used Daughter To Pass Breathalyzer, Cops Say

Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

A Connecticut man is accused of making his 11-year-old daughter take an alcohol breath test so he could start his truck. Cops said that Robert Bren...

Surprising Reason Students Missed Their Own Prom

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.06.2012 | Teen

For New Jersey seniors Sasha Chhabra and Kevin Petrovic, prom was one of the biggest nights of their life -- but not for the reason you might expect. ...

Car Meets House: Another Drunk Driving Crash

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Barron H. Lerner

Today, there are roughly 11,000 drunk driving deaths annually, down from 25,000. So is the cup half empty or half full? As the author of a book on the history of drunk driving, and someone who has met hundreds of drunk driving victims, the answer is easy: half empty.

New French Law Requires WHAT?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

On my next trip to France, I'll not only think twice about taking the wheel after a picnic, but I'll also be blowing into a Breathalyzer to be certain my blood alcohol level is within the legal limit.

Florida Teacher Blows 40 Percent Above Legal Alcohol Limit At School, Put On Leave

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

Anne Wampole, a 39-year-old teacher at Bayshore High School in Manatee, Fla., is on administrative leave after blowing 40 percent above the state lega...

Conservative Hypocrisy. Big Government Is Fine if We're Afraid

David Ropeik | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Two recent events in Texas illustrate how another emotion, fear, has much more influence on our views about how much government is too much.

Breathalyzer Helps Detect Breast Cancer, Researchers Say

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Researchers at RNL Natural Co., a biotech company based in Seoul, Korea say they've found a way to detect breast cancer at 'stage 0,' the non-invasive...

Woman Who Blew A .232 In Aspen Won't Face DUI Charge

The Aspen Times | Rick Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- A woman whose breath-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit won't be charged for DUI after a judge suppressed incriminating evi...

Can You Beat the Breathalyzer on New Year's Eve?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There are New Year's Eve risks besides making a fool out of oneself -- getting into a drunk-driving accident or getting pulled over by breathalyzer-wielding law enforcement officers.