Most sports fans will enjoy a drink or a flutter during the Rugby World Cup, but the sport should not encourage risky behaviour.
AB InBev's expected bid for SABMiller continues a trend of industry consolidation at the top, but the strong growth in craft brewing is challenging that strategy.
There's no doubt chronic alcohol abuse changes the body's infection-defence system. But here's what the research says on whether a binge-drinking weekend can make people more susceptible to illness.
Why alcohol policy will never keep up with the marketers.
The relationship between alcohol and violence is complex, and dramatic changes to criminal laws to punish intoxicated offenders are often ineffective, unfair or both.
Vegemite has been used for many things over the years. But claims it was used to brew alcohol in dry Indigenous communities had many asking if that was even possible.
With South Africa's consumption levels higher than the worldwide average, interventions to change the country's drinking habits are critical.
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.
Government departments often commission research to help them understand and respond to policy issues. But they impose contract conditions that threaten to undermine the integrity of the work.
Statistics might lend the impression that going out at night anywhere in inner-city Melbourne is risky. But assaults in licensed premises are highly concentrated in specific venues.
Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don't.
Future archaeologists sifting through Glastonbury's earth will look for clues as we do at Stonehenge.
New research aims to bring hope to the often forgotten or stigmatised friends and relatives of those who die from drug or alcohol use.
The "goon bag" is a cheap way for young people and others to get drunk.
Lots of animals consume alcohol but only humans do it to get drunk.
Why the amount of retail sales of alcohol doesn't add up to how much we drink.
A study has shown that alcohol and oxytocin, often dubbed "the love hormone" are more similar than we thought.
What happens to your brain when you drink?
We tend to assume a direct relation between an irritant and a part of the body – this isn't necessarily true.
We know much about the economic costs of sustained drinking but little about binge drinking. A new piece of research counts the cost.