There’s a reason we apologise to our livers after a big night, and it’s not pretty.
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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.
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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?
From vineyard to glass.
Wine drinkers are taking notes from the land now too, but it may not be entirely useful.
Alcohol and sport go hand-in-hand too often in Australia.
Alcohol has several negative effects on post-exercise recovery and rehydration, and should be avoided after sport and exercise
First study to look at lifetime alcohol consumption and cancer risk. Here's what it found.
Alcohol is a dangerous drug. Drinking in excess can kill you, but so can trying to quit.
To drink or not?
Is telling pregnant women to simply abstain really the best advice?
Keep the buzz. Lose the hangover.
A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.
The truth about harms on alcohol labels may not be good for the alcohol industry, but it could be good your health.
A woman shares a mint julep with her husband before the running of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
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'Take a silver cup – always a silver cup' and 'fill it with ice pulverized to the fineness of snow,' a Kentucky man explained in 1908.
The number of teetotallers in Britain is rising. But that doesn't mean the rest of the population has a healthy relationship with alcohol.
Drinking one unit of alcohol reduces your life expectancy by 15 to 30 minutes.
North Carolina fans react while watching the Tar Heels play in the 2009 Final Four.
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
Many people aren’t aware of the long-term risks alcohol poses to health.
The growing list of alcohol-related diseases includes bowel cancers, mouth and oesophageal cancers, breast cancers, heart disease, respiratory infections and mental health problems.
A floor price is a minimum amount under which alcohol can’t be sold.
International evidence shows minimum pricing policies can reduce alcohol-related harm. But a downside of the mechanism is that the extra money will go to industry rather than government.
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol use.
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. But prevention programs at US colleges and universities don’t address what that means for bystanders.
Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
There are many reasons people drink, including to have fun or cope with other problems. Knowing their motivations will allow us to tailor programs to help those who may struggle with alcohol use.