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.
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.
The UK health guidelines on drinking during pregnancy have probably got it right – don't drink any alcohol at all.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.
Hedonism has a complex relationship with binge drinking – part cause, part solution. Here's why.
A longer life for humans and pets means more challenges for doctors and vets.
With the fall term underway and an ongoing case over the death of a Penn State pledge in February, colleges are trying once again to figure out why hazing happens and what should be done to stop it.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
It matters who a person drinks with and where.
There's growing evidence the location and density of bottleshops influences the health and well-being of locals, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
The morning after can be tough. But company sometimes eases the pain.
Anabolic steroids and nitrous oxide are on the up and up.
It's like one great big distillery up there.
Our drinking culture has brought some colourful phrases into the Australian vernacular.
Teenagers pick up cues about drinking from you and your family. Here's how you can help them develop a healthier relationship with alcohol.
Responsible Service of Alcohol laws should be coupled with public discussion that encourages people to take responsible for their own drinking behaviour.
We all know what a drunk person looks like, right? Wrong. Even health care workers can be confused.
Many of us might be tempted to give up alcohol for a month as part of a highly publicised campaign, like Dry July. But how successful are these campaigns and how do you measure any long-term benefits?
The science is still hazy - but our abilities are clearly affected during the recovery period.