Alcohol Consumption

Which Has More Calories? A Large Glass Of Wine Or Two Cupcakes?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing better than a large glass of ice-cold white wine after a hard week at work. But what would you say if you knew that your beloved glass...

World's Heaviest Drinking Countries Revealed: The UK's Spot May Surprise You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

The world’s heaviest drinking countries have been revealed – and it might surprise you to know where Britain sits in the league. The figures, ...

Red Faced After Drinking Could Show Alcohol Intolerance And Risk Of High Blood Pressure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Red-faced boozers who look as if they enjoy a tipple or two are actually less able to tolerate alcohol and need to watch their blood pressure, researc...

Is a Minimum Price Really a Good Idea?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lewis Shepherd

With the announcement that the government is proposing a minimum price on alcohol in England and Wales in order to tackle problem drinking, and in turn reduce the levels of alcohol related crime and ill health you have to wonder, is it actually a good idea?

Why Sunshine Makes Us Drink More Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While the country basks in the sunshine, people don't just overdose on ice cream, but knock back more alcohol too. According to a recent study by O...

Does Beer Make Men Brainier?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have found a novel use for beer goggles – they make men brainier. According to researchers from the University of Illinois in Chicago,...

Study: Young People Underestimate Their Alcohol Units

PA | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Many young people underestimate how much alcohol they drink even if they have some knowledge of the government's guidelines on sensible consumption, a...

Why Your January Detox Is A Waste Of Time

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Embarking on the obligatory New Year detox after a boozy festive season? Don't bother - the January detox hype will make no difference to your health,...

Brits 'In Denial' about Their Drinking Habits - Does That Include You?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite having one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world, Brits are the least inclined to cut down their intake, new research revea...

Alcohol Warning To Women With Family Breast Cancer History

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have a strong family history of breast cancer should avoid drinking alcohol, a new study suggests. Health experts warn that women whose ...

Drinkers Should Have Three Alcohol-Free Days A Week, Experts Warn

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the current drinking guidelines deeming it safe to drink every day of the week in moderation, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has slamme...

Study: Moderate Drinking Reduces Asthma Risk

Georgia James | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking two or three glasses of wine a week could reduce the risk of asthma, a new study has revealed. The research found that those who drink wit...

Average Brit Spends 4 Years With A Hangover

Georgia James | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Adults in Britain spend 24 days a year feeling hungover, a study has revealed. That's 1,452 days of nausea and headaches during the average lifetime. ...

The Healthy Girl's Guide to Drinking

Sally Brown | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Brown

Is it possible to indulge an enthusiastic wine habit, and still live a healthy life? As a health writer, I regularly quiz esteemed experts on the subject. And what I've learned from many conversations is that while there are no guarantees, there are certain damage-limitation policies that every drinker might follow.

Average Pint Of Beer Costs More Than £3, Study Says

PA | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Alcohol taxes in the UK are among the highest in Europe, threatening jobs and leading to less booze being drunk, new figures have...