ARTICLES RELATING TO ALCOHOL

How many more kids will die before SA takes away the bottle?

2015-07-08 15:28

It will go down in history as one of the worst birthday parties ever. Young people were celebrating when a shot was allegedly fired into a packed tavern in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Oxytocin lessens anxiety in social situations

2015-05-22 11:44

The hormone oxytocin which is involved in mother-child bonding, social interactions and romance has a possible use in treatment of psychological and psychiatric conditions.

Bigger groups of friends down more drinks on a night out

2015-03-13 09:07

On a night out on the town, bigger groups of friends tend to down more drinks than smaller ones.

Health benefits of moderate drinking overrated?

2015-02-11 11:47

A recent British review found little to no health benefit linked to alcohol consumption, once the results were adjusted for a range of personal, social, economic and lifestyle factors.

How drinking can be good for your heart

2015-02-06 16:14

People who have up to seven drinks a week in middle age have a lower risk of heart failure over the long term than those who abstain, a study has found.

Dry quiet season for some in Cape Town

2015-01-25 14:35

Cape Town had a quieter festive season due to the confiscation of almost 12 000 bottles of alcohol during its crackdown on violations of its alcohol laws, says a councillor.

The A-Z of alcohol

2015-01-19 11:34

Wine and other alcoholic drinks can add a lot of zest to your life and, like good food, should be enjoyed. When paired with the right food, magic happens!

Binge drinking may weaken immune system

2015-01-06 10:48

A new study indicates that binge drinking may cause significant immune system impairment while alcohol is still in the body.

A burst of sales for bubbly producers

2015-01-02 12:00

Italy's bubbly producers ended the year on a sparkling note as a record number of people opted for prosecco to toast the New Year.

Hangover cure is elusive but symptom relief fizzles and flows

2014-12-31 10:56

Revelers are preparing to ring in the New Year with parties and celebrations, and those whose heads are still ringing will spend their first waking hours of 2015 searching for hangover relief.

 

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy common in England, Ireland and Australasia

2015-07-07 07:21

As many as four out of every five women in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are drinking alcohol whilst pregnant.

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Alcohol abuse in SA has untold consequences - medical association

Dr Mark Sonderup, Vice-Chairman of the South African Medical Association, speaks to us about the untold consequences of alcohol abuse on communities and the healthcare system. Watch.

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YouTube videos of drunkenness don't show alcohol's dark side

2015-02-25 11:32

Research suggests that the popularity of YouTubes showing drinking activities could provide an opportunity to educate teens and young adults about the dangers of alcohol.

W Cape taverners pledge to sell responsibly

2015-02-07 07:00

About 200 licensed tavern owners from the Western Cape have signed a pledge to abide by a code drafted by the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use.

ADHD linked to earlier use of illicit drugs in teens

2015-01-29 12:18

Teenagers diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to use illicit drugs. But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses.

Alcohol ads on TV affect kids' drinking behaviour

2015-01-22 10:58

According to recent research, there is a link between TV alcohol advertisements and young people's drinking behaviours.

Long working hours linked to alcohol abuse risk

2015-01-14 13:08

A new study finds a link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption.

Medication may curb desire for alcohol

2015-01-05 11:33

In a lab that looks like a bar, US researchers are trying to find new ways to curb heavy drinking.

Hangover cures, the good, the bad, and the dangerous

2014-12-31 13:45

On New Year's day, you might find yourself tempted to try out some popular hangover cures. Be careful, some of them can make your hangover worse!

Alcohol blackouts common in UK teens

2014-12-22 11:14

According to research, by the age of 19 nearly three-quarters of UK teenagers have become unconscious as a result of drinking alcohol.

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