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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.
In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
Here’s cheers: Australians have developed a lot of slang phases for alcohol and drinking.
Our drinking culture has brought some colourful phrases into the Australian vernacular.
End of an era?
New study: it's a case of use them, or lose them.
Our interpretations of moderate drinking have changed.
The rise of annual January drinking campaigns. shows that our ideas of moderate drinking aren't solely based public health guidlelines.
Today’s trendiest booze makers and bars insist on going rather further than the simple imbibing of alcohol.
Alcohol use is traditionally higher among men than women but new evidence suggests this is changing.
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.
Alcohol is a big part of our culture, but how do you know if you’re drinking too much?
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.
Germans like beer, French people wine and Italians coffee. Right?
Just a slight thirst could affect your brain.
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Feeling thirsty could be affecting your brain function more than you realise.
Jefferson County Sheriff Cadet Andrew Sevitts directs traffic as police stop drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a mobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint in Golden, Colorado in 2008.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
Technology can help cut your alcohol use.
Smartphone apps can help people cut back on the amount of alcohol they drink. But is it nagging apps or gentle persuiasion that people prefer?
The regulation of drinking has helped create precisely the violent, misogynistic and law-breaking culture that it was intended to control.
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Since the earliest days of British colonisation, authorities have sought to limit the problems associated with alcohol by licensing its sale and limiting the times and places where it is drunk.
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attacks, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease. And in the developing world, it is on the rise.
Not all pre-loading and drinking home alone.
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British drinking culture isn't just bingeing.
A zero-tolerance alcohol approach is unlikely to influence irresponsible behaviour.
A zero tolerance approach is unlikely to curb the behaviour of individuals who choose to drink then drive.
Some children drink alcohol. This study of 11-year-olds looked at how parents' drinking might influence behaviour.
If the only liquid you consume is alcoholic, you’ll become dehydrated, especially in warmer climates.
Why does drinking too much leave you feeling so rotten?
We need to talk about booze.
When most of us are asked to imagine an alcoholic and they probably think of a middle-aged straight man. But new research highlights the risks of heavy drinking on the gay scene.
A scene from the past.
Britain’s night-time economy appears to be in a state of decline if recent headlines are anything to go by. Nearly half of the UK’s clubs have closed their doors in the past decade and pubs are closing…