Approximately 11 per cent of Canadian mothers report consuming alcohol during pregnancy, which can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in their children.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
The NT government introduced trial restrictions on the availability of alcohol in Alice Springs in 2002.
The NT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.
Ouch! Never again…
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
The revelry that comes with college football comes with a serious social cost.
Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
Fewer young people are drinking these days – but the pressure during freshers’ week can be intense.
Around half of prisoners have a substance dependence.
Some drug and alcohol programs
currently used in prisons have little evidence to support them.
There is evidence drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm the developing foetus.
The DrinkWise posters are designed to highlight the risks of drinking during pregnancy. To do so effectively, the message needs to be clear and direct.
Our brains work differently the morning after the night before.
Your nose knows what’s on the way.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
The bulk of the alcohol industry's revenue comes from heavy drinkers.
An alcohol monitoring tag used in a trial in south London.
Nick Ansell/PA Archive
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
A sample of the
Eucalyptus giunnii plant, sometimes called a cider gum for its ability to produce an alcoholic drink without human intervention.
Sap from one tree collected in hollows in the bark, and natural yeast fermented the liquid to an alcoholic drink used by Aboriginal people. Europeans called the tree a cider gum because of the taste.
A nutritionist fact checks the claimed health benefits of beer. It may reduce the risk of heart disease but you'd be much better off getting these benefits from other foods.
The proof isn’t so clear, after all.
More work needs to be done to prove a link between not drinking and developing dementia.
There’s a reason we apologise to our livers after a big night, and it’s not pretty.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation
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?
The UK's alcohol problems aren't limited to high streets – so why are airports allowed to flout the rules?
An agave plant cutter, or ‘jimador,’ cuts the tips off from agave branches at a Jose Cuervo blue agave field.
AP Photo/Guillermo Arias
Is a shot of tequila actually good for you? And what's the deal with the worm? To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a food historian explores some little-known aspects of the popular Mexican spirit.
NSW researchers found a shockingly high increase in domestic violence incidents following State of Origin matches.
A mix of alcohol, heightened emotions and toxic masculinity are to blame for surges in family violence perpetrated by sports fans.
Alcohol is part of American life, but its health risks may be underplayed.
A recent study to assess the health benefits of alcohol was halted after investigators were found to have ties to the alcohol industry. Are health benefits overstated and risks underplayed?