SEE: Can your liver handle the alcohol?

2017-02-16 15:29

How often do you think about your liver when you drink alcohol? How many alcoholic drinks can you safely drink in a day? We answer these questions and more...

WCape: 7 arrested for 'walking under the influence'

2017-01-23 13:27

More than 20 people were arrested in the Western Cape for alcohol-related matters, while four more lost their lives.

Alcohol abuse linked to heart conditions

2017-01-09 13:09

High blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes are all commonly linked to heart diseases, but recent research shows that too much alcohol can also contribute to an unhealthy heart.

Be careful of alcohol at holiday parties

2016-12-14 11:48

At parties, don't pressure people to drink, and make sure those who are imbibing alcohol have a designated driver.

Party checklist for an adult hosting a teen party

2016-12-01 12:03

Are you a parent that's hosting a teen party this festive season? Check out these tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

How to tell if your teen is an underage drinker

2016-11-08 16:11

The dangers of underage drinking cannot be overstated and parents are advised to look out for behaviour that may be indicative of their teenagers consuming alcohol.

People unaware that alcohol can cause cancer

2016-11-03 15:24

Researchers calculated that alcohol was responsible for an estimated five percent of all new cancer cases.

Should schools be allowed to sell alcohol to adults at functions?

2016-10-17 14:50

How do you feel about alcohol at school functions?

New drug may help curb smoking and drinking

2016-10-06 14:46

According to researchers, an experimental drug might target the same brain areas linked with withdrawal and stress, and have an impact on both tobacco and alcohol use disorders.

Heavy drinking can harm the ageing brain

2016-09-23 14:51

A study found that older people who were heavy drinkers had lower scores on tests of so-called cognitive function – worse learning skills, memory and motor function.


Mandela’s war on booze

2017-01-29 06:01

Tavern owners in Mvezo are operating under pressure, with their chief, Mandla Mandela, trying to shut down their businesses because he wants no alcohol “on his land”.

This is why you crave food after drinking alcohol

2017-01-17 11:15

The worldwide phenomenon explained.

6 articles you must read about alcohol

2016-12-21 10:09

As the year winds down, you may find yourself turning to alcohol to relax during the much-needed holidays. Here are six articles to read first before you reach for that third or fourth glass.

Heineken in a froth

2016-12-11 06:23

Heineken South Africa is expecting to take a hit if a proposal to hike the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 years is implemented, according to its managing director.

You booze, you lose

2016-11-27 06:04

Government plans to clamp down on unlicensed liquor outlets and change the legal drinking age to 21.

Youthful drinking linked to health problems later in life

2016-11-04 13:43

A study found that negative effects were observed even among former drinkers who had been free from alcoholism for decades.

SEE: The effects of too much alcohol on the body

2016-10-25 07:53

In what ways can alcohol affect your body? You might be be surprised at some of the side-effects of binge drinking . . .

Liquor law amendments: significant implications for consumers and liquor licence holders

2016-10-14 16:04

Food24’s wine editor outlines the latest liquor law proposals.

What is the legal drinking age around the world?

2016-10-04 12:16

With SA’s drinking age in the spotlight, Parent24 compares legal drinking ages around the world.

Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink

2016-09-22 11:55

The finding that alcoholics may lack an enzyme that controls their desire to drink could lead to new ways to treat alcoholism in humans.

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