A first-of-its-kind probiotic aims to combat hangover symptoms. It works by breaking down a dangerous byproduct of booze.

2019-08-19 13:36

Zbiotics can be consumed like a shot before drinking. It's based on years of testing, but how well it works in the real world remains to be seen.

A master gin distiller says 'there's no such thing as a vodka martini' — and it's not the only thing you're getting wrong

2019-08-03 16:39

Business Insider spoke to Sean Harrison, Plymouth Gin's master distiller and reinventor of Mr King's 1842 recipe.

Alcoholism harms 53 million Americans who don't have a drinking problem

2019-07-04 21:00

According to a new study, heavy drinkers should be aware of how they may impact the lives of the people around them.

Here are 9 ways drinking alcohol can affect you as a woman

2019-06-14 14:44

We look at how alcohol can affect the female body.

7 times you should never drink alcohol

2019-06-09 14:47

Alcohol can be detrimental if consumed in certain circumstances. Here are some situations where you probably shouldn't drink alcohol.

'Game of Thrones' brought an ancient drink back from the dead — here's what mead really is and how to drink it

2019-06-05 12:47

Thanks to the likes of "Game of Thrones," mead — the ancient alcoholic beverage made from honey — is making a comeback.

Here’s why heavy drinking makes you crave junk food

2019-04-10 14:10

Scientists have finally explained why you just have to have that greasy burger from your favourite fast-food chain after a night out on the town.

The 5 deadliest habits to avoid as you get older

2019-03-30 19:25

A handful of activities can be truly detrimental to your health. In some cases, new studies have found a link between those habits and an early death.

Are young South Africans really renting bottles at top night clubs around the country?

2019-02-21 16:09

The game of Intsa Lies for Insta Likes has reached new levels. Is this the final one?

If you're still drinking brandy out of a classic, balloon-shaped glass you're doing it wrong, according to a Hennessy expert

2019-02-16 18:15

A Cognac expert at the Hennessy distillery in France told me the best way to drink the spirit is no longer in a balloon-shaped glass.


Scientists have made artisan vodka from contaminated grain grown in Chernobyl's radioactive exclusion zone

2019-08-08 17:46

They called it Atomik vodka, and it's the first consumer product to be made within the exclusion zone of the nuclear reactor.

New study finds alcohol use common among South African adults with HIV - here's why that's harmful

2019-07-25 10:08

Alcohol consumption and drug use can have negative effects on people living with HIV, and can also increase the risk of passing the virus on to others.

I'm a bartender — and these are the drinks that we secretly judge you for ordering

2019-06-25 13:01

No matter what kind of drink you order, bartenders will happily make it. But there are some drinks they will secretly judge you for ordering.

Drinking red wine for your heart? Read this before you toast

2019-06-06 05:29

Federal guidelines and the American Heart Association recommend that if you do drink alcohol, you should do so in moderation.

Tough times making consumers more selective about spirits they drink

2019-05-28 23:09

Times are tough economically and consumers are trading down and being more selective about where and how they consume spirits, says the MD of Pernod Ricard SA.

There is even more evidence that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption

2019-04-05 14:53

Blood pressure rises and stroke risk increases with every drink we have, according to a major new study from the University of Oxford.

Some people may lack a 'brake' in their brains that stops them drinking too much

2019-02-25 16:15

Certain genetic mutations may mean some people could have no limit to how much they can drink, according to a study of drunk mice.

Alcohol is getting expensive - and other reasons why you should drink less

2019-02-20 15:56

According to the budget speech, your tipple is about to become a lot more expensive. But that's not the only reason why you should cut back on the booze.

How heavy drinking might boost your appetite for alcohol

2019-02-13 12:56

Researchers have found that in binge and heavy drinkers, two genes that play a role in controlling drinking had changes caused by an alcohol-influenced gene modification process called methylation - making alcohol cravings worse.

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