ARTICLES RELATING TO ALCOHOL

Alcohol in pregnancy

2014-10-14 11:56

We all know that alcohol is harmful to the foetus. Because we still don't know what the safe limit is, it is best to avoid a drink altogether.

Too much booze puts you at risk of hypertension

2014-10-09 14:43

Be aware of facial flushing when you drink - it could point to high blood pressure.

Booze gets men smiling

2014-10-02 12:18

Alcohol, the ubiquitous liquid social lubricant, seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys.

Low-carb drinks for Banters

2014-09-24 05:00

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking.

Low-carb drinks for Banters

2014-09-22 16:17

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking.

Cannabis users risk health, wellbeing and achievement

2014-09-10 12:33

Adolescents who make use of cannabis on a daily basis are most likely to become drug dependent, try harder drugs, attempt suicide and be unsuccessful in their studies.

Alcohol addiction

2014-08-21 16:22

Within five minutes of consuming alcohol, it enters the blood stream via the stomach. The effects can last for several hours.

Lifestyle factors linked to arthritis

2014-08-07 10:03

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

How to look good after a heavy night

2014-08-02 16:00

Planning a big night out? Here's how to make sure it doesn't leaving you looking like trash tomorrow!

Psychopaths: Who are they?

2014-07-31 12:24

All psychopaths aren't necessarily cold blooded killers. We all know people who don't commit crimes, but make the life of their nearest and dearest a living hell.

SA youth want drinking age lowered

2014-07-23 14:10

In a survey, 50 percent of respondents believe it appropriate for people under 18 to drink alcoholic drinks and want the legal drinking age to be lowered.

Booze and energy drinks a dangerous duo

2014-07-21 13:00

Australian researchers found that consuming alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks together may fuel the desire to carry on drinking.

Booze and energy drinks a dangerous duo

2014-07-18 13:00

Australian researchers found that consuming alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks together may fuel the desire to carry on drinking.

High alcohol consumption increases hypertension risk

2014-07-16 11:28

Facial flushing after drinking is always considered as a symptom of high alcohol sensitivity or even intolerance to alcohol.

Moderate drinking may benefit the heart

2014-07-02 10:04

Two large studies link low-to-moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack or abdominal aortic aneurysm.

BTCC: Drivers to pass pre-race booze test

2014-05-29 09:14

The British Touring Car series takes a stand against drunk-driving by introducing a zero-tolerance rule and random testing for drivers and officials. Drivers will have to pass a pre-race alocohol test.

That drink could kill your baby

2014-05-27 15:00

Parents who drink alcohol may put babies at a higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

Resveratrol supplements may have no health benefits

2014-05-13 11:16

New findings are casting doubt on the value of resveratrol supplements. It doesn't appear to reduce the risk for heart disease and cancer.

Booze kills millions across the world - the facts will shock you

2014-05-13 09:25

World Health Organization calls on international governments to take action against growing alcohol related deaths.

Make sure there's no methanol in your mampoer

2014-05-10 05:00

Methanol is a type of alcohol that is extremely toxic to humans. Here’s why it is sometimes used in home-brewed liquor and why it is so deadly.

 

Alcohol, not Ebola, possible cause of Briton's death in Macedonia

2014-10-13 12:53

Severe alcohol poisoning could have mimicked some of the symptoms of Ebola, prompting concerns of an outbreak in the country.

Booze gets men smiling

2014-10-03 05:00

Alcohol, the ubiquitous liquid social lubricant, seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys.

The Banter's guide to drinking alcohol

2014-09-27 05:00

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking.

The Banter's guide to drinking alcohol

2014-09-23 12:43

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking.

Dagga-using students often unsuccessful with studies

2014-09-12 10:09

Adolescents who make use of cannabis on a daily basis are most likely to become drug dependent, try harder drugs, attempt suicide and be unsuccessful in their studies.

Booze and pot bad for teens in various ways

2014-09-03 14:24

Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.

How other people's drinking affects you

2014-08-07 13:55

Alcoholism is a family disease. But what effect can it have on you to grow up in a household where one or more members have a drinking problem?

Heavy drinking in pregnancy harms child's brain

2014-08-06 12:19

If a woman drinks excessively during pregnancy, it may affect her child's brain development over a long period of time.

How to look good after a heavy night

2014-08-02 05:00

Weekends, parties, alcohol - it could take a toll on your appearance. Here's how to look good after a party!

How alcohol damages your liver

2014-07-31 13:11

Drinking too much alcohol can have serious consequences for your health, especially your liver, which is involved with detoxification of the body after excessive alcohol intake.

Should teens be allowed to drink?

2014-07-28 08:41

Almost half of South Africa’s teenagers would like to lower the legal drinking age below 18, but is there a case for it?

Are teenagers right to call for a lower drinking age?

2014-07-25 13:39

Almost half of South Africa’s teenagers would like to lower the legal drinking age below 18, but is there a case for it?

Booze and energy drinks a dangerous duo

2014-07-22 05:00

Australian researchers found that consuming alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks together may fuel the desire to carry on drinking.

Booze and energy drinks a dangerous duo

2014-07-21 11:06

Australian researchers found that consuming alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks together may fuel the desire to carry on drinking.

Alcohol kills women faster

2014-07-16 15:38

The World Health Organisation released its 2014 global report on alcohol and health and it's bad news: Women are more vulnerable to alcohol related diseases than men.

Teens drawn to heavily advertised alcohol brands

2014-07-08 16:05

Though ads are in compliance with the law, researchers say current regulations aren't enough to keep underage teens from drinking alcohol.

Aussie daughters drink more than moms at same age

2014-06-27 12:05

Australian daughters in their early 20s are five times as likely to consume 30 glasses of alcohol a month compared with their mothers at the same age.

Air rage

2014-05-28 13:39

Every so often, we hear of disorderly conduct on passenger planes. What is it about air travel that makes passengers snap?

Steps to end alcohol abuse in SA

2014-05-26 11:08

South Africa's social development department will use WHO data to try to end alcohol abuse. Individual South Africans consume an average of 8.2 litres of pure alcohol per annum.

Parents should quit smoking when kids are young

2014-05-14 11:36

A study shows that the longer adolescents are exposed to a parent's smoking, the more likely they are to begin smoking and to become regular smokers themselves.

Students more likely to drive stoned than drunk

2014-05-13 10:58

Among male US students, marijuana users are much more likely to drive under the influence than alcohol users. There doesn't seem to be the same social stigma about driving stoned.

SA among the drunkest countries

2014-05-13 09:56

Mapped: See where South Africa ranks.

South Africa amongst the drunkest countries in the world

2014-05-13 08:48

Mapped: See where South Africa ranks among the world's heaviest alcohol consumers.

Make sure there's no methanol in your mampoer

2014-05-09 14:50

Methanol is a type of alcohol that is extremely toxic to humans. Here’s why it is sometimes used in home-brewed liquor and why it is so deadly.

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