Re-examining a survey of international studies on the price of beer, any tax increase will be only half as effective as planned in reducing consumption.
A new survey shows economic studies frequently report effects to be much larger than they actually are, leading to inflated claims about policy effectiveness and public benefit.
While Champagne seems eternal and unchanging, its fame is in fact the product of four founding myths. These have shaped its identity and the images now associated with its consumption.
New mouse model study sheds light on why alcohol is so harmful.
A time of change is upon us. How do you balance risk and reward?
This month, we're talking risk. Three experts give their perspective on how long you might live, how to deal with loneliness – and how to step outside your comfort zone.
We know running is better for you than lounging but how might it affect our lifespan?
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Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
Does a fry up really soak up excess alcohol, or black coffee sober you up? Can you avoid that hangover?
Schoolies and New Year’s Eve see high visitor numbers in tourist spots like Byron Bay.
So-called 'party' towns like Byron Bay attract huge numbers of visitors for schoolies weeks and New Year's Eve – but sometimes at high cost to the young people who live there.
We’ve all heard mixing drinks can make you ill, is there any truth to this?
There are sayings like "beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” - here we look at the evidence behind them.
More than one in three people with Chinese, Japanese and Korean heritage flush when drinking alcohol.
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Facial flushing when drinking alcohol is caused by an inherited deficiency in one of the enzymes involved in the breakdown of alcohol.
1947 - A patron of “Sammy’s Bowery Follies,” a downtown bar, sleeping at his table while the resident cat laps at his beer.
It's the season to be jolly – but don't share that jollity with your pets. Alcohol, whether in a wine glass, egg-nog or a boozy pudding, is seriously bad for our animal friends.
Make that winter dram an intellectual one.
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Fan parks will be a key tool at Russia's World Cup next year.
A recent study found people link different alcohol types to different emotional states.
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Some people believe different drinks make them feel differently. But the effect alcohol has on your mood depends on factors like where you are drinking it and how you're feeling at the time.
People in countries that value autonomy highly drink more alcohol than people in countries that value tradition.
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For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
Would you still be willing to wait for whisky?
'Fast liquor', aged in months rather than decades, is the holy grail for distillers who are trying techniques ranging from using special barrels to blasting their brew with ultrasound.
Trade and investment agreements can increase consumption of unhealthy foods, sugary drinks and tobacco – leading to soaring rates of obesity and chronic diseases globally.
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As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
Some cultures believe drinking alcohol will kill the germs that cause a sore throat or a tummy bug.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.