ARTICLES RELATING TO ALCOHOL

How to keep kids safe around a fire

2014-04-14 11:46

A safety circle of at least 10 feet, a gate or other type of barrier should be placed around campfires to prevent people from getting injured in case of falls.

5 ways you could be sabotaging your weight loss

2014-03-27 11:13

If you feel like you’re constantly dieting but not getting anywhere, take a look at these five things you could be doing which may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.

5 ways you could be sabotaging your weight loss

2014-03-26 18:00

If you feel like you’re constantly dieting but not getting anywhere, take a look at these five things you could be doing which may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.

Are you drinking too much?

2014-03-25 14:22

Do this quiz and see whether your drinking habits are about to become a problem.

UK ready for ban on below-cost alcohol sales

2014-02-04 19:45

Retailers in England and Wales will be banned from selling alcohol at below-cost prices from April under proposals published by the government.

Proportionally more cancer in developing countries

2014-02-04 09:24

Developing countries are expected to bear the brunt of a significant rise in cancer cases due to their adoption of western lifestyles.

All kinds of alcohol can bring on gout

2014-02-03 16:22

New research has found that all types of alcohol, even wine, can bring on attacks of gout.

Obama gives marijuana the 'green light'

2014-01-21 12:00

President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a 'bad habit' – but thinks that the legalisation of pot should nevertheless go ahead.

Marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado

2014-01-02 14:30

The world's first marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado.

The alcohol guide to blocking hangovers

2013-12-28 05:00

Check out this cool infographic shows you how to block horrid hangovers.

Energy drinks and alcohol a bad combination

2013-12-13 11:40

Combining heavily caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol is a trend, but having both on the same day may lead to negative consequences.

The 7 stages of drunkenness

2013-11-27 14:03

One drink and the conversation starts flowing. Another drink and your confidence grows. Drink number three, and you’re ready to party! What comes after that?

Mixing caffeine and alcohol may be risky

2013-11-11 12:06

Research indicates that college-age drinkers who mix caffeine and alcohol are more likely to make risky decisions and require medical care.

Tylenol and alcohol a bad mix, study suggests

2013-11-05 10:33

A new study conducted in the US suggests that taking Tylenol with a small to moderate amount of alcohol produces a huge risk of kidney disease.

Alcohol at teen parties

2013-10-18 15:00

It’s not true that “everyone is doing it”.

Early puberty increases likelihood of substance use

2013-10-10 10:42

According to research, teens who began puberty at an early age are more likely to experiment with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.

Wine glass shape determines how much you drink

2013-09-30 08:56

Research shows that your wine glass and whether you hold it determines how much you pour.

Booze ad ban: SA will lose out on R5.7bn

2013-09-16 23:33
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A proposed ban on alcohol advertising will result in a loss of R4.3bn for sports development and cost the broadcast media R1.4bn, says an industry body.

Drinking affects people's views on drunk driving

2013-09-13 09:04

People who believe it's wrong to get behind the wheel while drunk may change their minds after actually becoming intoxicated, a new study suggests.

Lamb shanks roasted in port and red wine

2013-09-01 00:00

A hearty and rich dish of lamb and wine that will most definitely soothe the soul.

Booze ad ban will hurt, warns Sacci

2013-08-26 18:35

Restricting marketing on liquor will not only harm the industry, but will also have a ripple effect on the economy, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Bill banning alcohol ads to cabinet

2013-08-23 22:54
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A committee says a draft bill banning alcohol advertising will be submitted to cabinet soon after input from various sectors.

Genetic link between alcoholism and eating disorders

2013-08-21 11:37

Researchers have found that some of the same genes may be involved in alcohol dependence and eating disorders.

The 8 stages of drunkenness

2013-08-16 09:51

One drink and the conversation starts flowing. Another drink and your confidence grows. Drink number three, and you’re ready to party! What comes after that?

The 7 stages of drunkenness

2013-08-12 14:47

One drink and the conversation starts flowing. Another drink and your confidence grows. Drink number three, and you’re ready to party! What comes after that?

 

Pistorius dabbled in dagga

2014-04-08 07:45

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius smoked dagga when his mother died but stopped, he told the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

5 ways you could be sabotaging your weight loss

2014-03-27 05:00

If you feel like you’re constantly dieting but not getting anywhere, take a look at these five things you could be doing which may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.

5 ways you could be sabotaging your weight loss

2014-03-26 15:44

If you feel like you’re constantly dieting but not getting anywhere, take a look at these five things you could be doing which may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.

French slow to embrace anti-smoking policies

2014-03-06 10:13

Paradoxically, the French, among the most health-conscious people on the planet, have long appeared indifferent to the implications of smoking.

Lifestyle changes may prevent 50% of cancer cases

2014-02-04 11:37

The latest World Cancer Report emphasises the importance of prevention in reducing incidences of the disease, over 14 million of which were reported in 2012.

All kinds of alcohol can bring on gout

2014-02-04 07:00

New research has found that all types of alcohol, even wine, can bring on attacks of gout.

Death in a bottle

2014-02-02 22:45

Sometimes excessive drinking can kill you. And it happens more easily than people think.

Obama gives marijuana the 'green light'

2014-01-20 11:35

President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a 'bad habit' – but thinks that the legalisation of pot should nevertheless go ahead.

Marijuana now sold legally in Colorado

2014-01-02 11:03

The world's first marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado.

US teens smoking more dagga

2013-12-19 11:56

US teenagers are smoking more marijuana, but backing away from other harmful drugs and doing less binge drinking.

Glass of wine for your baby?

2013-12-12 15:01

Could a glass of wine a day early in pregnancy yield better behaved kids?

US recession victims hit the bottle

2013-11-20 09:48

A study suggests that some Americans hardest-hit by the recent recession may have turned to alcohol to deal with their problems.

Concern over substance abuse by truckers

2013-10-23 12:30

Studies of substance abuse by truckers show varying results, but at least some drivers turn to alcohol or illicit drugs while behind the wheel.

US drinks becoming more potent

2013-10-16 07:02

A glass of wine in an American restaurant may be 50% more potent than patrons think, experts warn.

Drugs play major role in fatal car crashes

2013-09-30 11:24

Drug use triples drivers' risk of a fatal car crash, and the combination of drugs and alcohol causes an astronomical increase of 23 times the risk.

Booze ads ban bill gains steam

2013-09-20 19:17
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A draft bill banning alcohol advertising has been approved by Cabinet, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Verbal kids end up drinking more than peers

2013-09-13 13:59

Teens and young adults who had high levels of language development during childhood drink and get drunk more often than others their age, a new study suggests.

Pregnant moms unaware of drinking risk

2013-09-09 10:51

Many South African mothers-to-be remain unaware of the danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant, a social worker from the Saartjie Baartman Centre said.

Frequent drinking raises breast cancer risk

2013-08-29 14:27

Young women who drink alcohol every day may be significantly raising their risk of breast cancer, according to US research.

Lamb shanks roasted in port and red wine

2013-08-25 00:00

A hearty and rich dish of lamb and wine that will most definitely soothe the soul.

Genetic link between alcoholism and eating disorders

2013-08-21 12:45

Researchers have found that some of the same genes may be involved in alcohol dependence and eating disorders.

Diet choices may help diabetics stave off kidney disease

2013-08-13 09:47

A new study indicates that a healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption may help type 2 diabetics reduce their risk of chronic kidney disease.

Sweet tooth tied to binge-drinking

2013-08-09 18:45

People who have a weakness for sweet foods may also have a fondness for alcohol, as research shows both preferences show up in the brain's reward centre.

 
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