Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
Alcohol is a leading cause of early deaths among 15- to 49-year-old women worldwide, but drinks marketers love using empowerment to sell them more products.
A Sept. 14 report on drug use suggested that opioid use has declined. But troubling trends in drinking among teens and young adults stood out. An addiction specialist explains the unique dangers.
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is loosening the province's liquor laws. Before dismantling a system, it's a good idea to know why it was established in the first place.
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?
Facial flushing when drinking alcohol is caused by an inherited deficiency in one of the enzymes involved in the breakdown of alcohol.
The dark sheep of the Brontë family found his way into the sisters' work.
Bertha Lawson alleged that her husband, celebrated poet Henry Lawson, was habitually cruel and drunk.
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.
How the news media distorts the reality of alcohol – new findings.
A new study has revealed heavy episodic drinking doubles the risk of family and domestic violence.
New Scottish alcoholic liver disease figures show how far country's problem is from being under control.
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.
It's important to know the recommendations on drinking to ensure we're not drinking too much for our own health and for the safety of others.
Hard living and formative years during which health issues were understood less than today are coming home to roost.
Genomic research must take place in Africa because African populations have evolved significantly and their genetic composition is more diverse than that of populations elsewhere.
After all the unsuccessful years of educating us about drinking units, maybe it's time to start giving the advice in bottles, glasses and pints.
New research aims to bring hope to the often forgotten or stigmatised friends and relatives of those who die from drug or alcohol use.
Imagine a pill that nullified some of the nasty effects of alcohol. A new study looking at oxytocin suggests such a pill might be possible.