A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows we're eating less junk food than before, but still far too much.
New research found a disparity between the sentences women and men are given for offence when alcohol is an aggravating factor.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
The NT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
Fewer young people are drinking these days – but the pressure during freshers’ week can be intense.
Some drug and alcohol programs
currently used in prisons have little evidence to support them.
The DrinkWise posters are designed to highlight the risks of drinking during pregnancy. To do so effectively, the message needs to be clear and direct.
Our brains work differently the morning after the night before.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
The bulk of the alcohol industry's revenue comes from heavy drinkers.
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
Sap from one tree collected in hollows in the bark, and natural yeast fermented the liquid to an alcoholic drink used by Aboriginal people. Europeans called the tree a cider gum because of the taste.
A nutritionist fact checks the claimed health benefits of beer. It may reduce the risk of heart disease but you'd be much better off getting these benefits from other foods.
More work needs to be done to prove a link between not drinking and developing dementia.
What is it that makes us feel drunk when we drink? And why do we keep drinking if it can make us feel so terrible?
The UK's alcohol problems aren't limited to high streets – so why are airports allowed to flout the rules?
Is a shot of tequila actually good for you? And what's the deal with the worm? To celebrate National Tequila Day, a food historian explores some little-known aspects of the popular Mexican spirit.