UK Alcohol

Have You Been Pronouncing These Boozy Beverages Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you're at the bar ordering a snazzy cocktail, the last thing you want to do is pronounce the name wrong. That's why the Sousvidet...

Yes, It's Possible To Drink Alcohol And Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Alcohol can be high in calories. It also messes with your metabolism and makes you more likely to indulge in junk food. But you don't need to give it ...

Today's Teenagers Are the Real Education

Trevor Hardy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Exam season is upon us again, and as the nation's teenagers and young adults look forward to a sweaty summer of swotting up and settling down to a gru...

Anxiety, Addiction and Arthritis: How We Got Through It

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Illingworth

On February 21 the site I run, Impolitikal.com, hosted Control: a panel chat featuring Dominic Hoey a.k.a Tourettes, Damaris Coulter and I, and ho...

Poring Over Poo Is Yet Another Example of Increasing Policing of Pregnancy

Clare Murphy | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents
Clare Murphy

We support babies by supporting pregnant women. We support pregnant women by fostering an environment of trust where a woman who is struggling with any issue in her pregnancy knows she can confide in those caring for her, and receive non-judgmental support.

Is Alcohol Now the Scourge of Older People and Younger Women?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tony Rao

I honestly believe that alcohol-related memory problems are hugely under-reported and mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. Ten years ago I would have been treating no more than three people at any one time for alcohol-related brain damage. Now there are at least 10 patients with that in my clinical service.

Banning Alcohol on Flights Isn't the Way to Educate Brits About Our Dysfunctional Drinking

Poorna Bell | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

According to a survey, 79% of people said they would welcome measures to curb alcohol intake on flights while 11% said they would be happy with a total ban. But banning alcohol on a flight isn't the solution because the problem is in fact much, much bigger than our inability to say no to free drinks on a plane.

The Forum Post That Scared Me Sober

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is that many woman can have no external indicators of how much trouble their body is in after chronically abusing alcohol. It is a game of chance. Some women die in their sleep. Some just keel over and do it at the table. None know it is coming.

Babies Are Being Tested To See If Their Mums Drank While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Newborn babies in Scotland are being tested for alcohol after concerns have been raised about pregnant women drinking regularly. Researchers at the Pr...

'Digital Crack' Babies

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents
Martyn Stewart

Despite rewiring our minds, one constant remains. The human desire for loving connections and the natural consequences of this; children! Even when addicted to drugs, humans don't stop having children and just like the epidemic before it, an unforeseen legacy lingers.

The World's First Anti-Ageing Gin Is Here

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Style

Want to do everything possible to stay looking youthful, but can't bear the thought of giving up alcohol? A new gin is claiming to answer your prayers...

Bacon, Booze And Obesity 'Strongly' Linked To Stomach Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you follow up your boozy Friday night outing with a bacon sandwich (or two), listen up. A new study has linked drinking alcohol, eating processed m...

Date Rape Drugs - My Story

Kadie Eve | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

I was lucky. That night I learned how amazing my friends are, and how patient my parents can be. I will be more careful in future, but I shouldn't have to be. If you have plans to slip something in someone's drink next time just think, think about how embarrassed, violated and ashamed I felt and consider whether you are ready to make someone else feel the same.

Middle-Aged Risking Health By 'Pre-Drinking', Study Warns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Pre-drinking" or "pre-loading" is something most of us associate with university days gone by, but new research suggests middle-aged people are just ...

Why Don't You Drink Now?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

You could take away every positive non-drinking has ever given me. You could bring back into my life every negative that dissolved as a non drinker. I'd cope with them all. Everything except the itching. The feeling of having never had enough. I will never, ever stand for such a feeling in my life again. Nothing is worth that.

London's Largest Gin Bar Just Opened And You're Invited

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gin lovers, there's a new bar opening in London and it's about to become your favourite place. Ever. The aptly-named Gin Bar at Holborn Dining Room is...

Phizz Rehydration And Vitamin Formula - A Hangover Cure or Another Fad?

Rob McDowall | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rob McDowall

The shiny, bright white and yellow tube arrived in the post within a couple of days and I was despirate to get started and try the product myself. A half glass of water and two Phizz tablets was all it took to get started and as the tablets danced around the glass, a fresh and fruity odour was released; the test was on!

The Missing Ingredient in Tackling the Obesity Crisis

Fiona Bruce | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics
Fiona Bruce

Excessive alcohol consumption and obesity are two of the most important public health challenges facing our NHS today. There can be no doubt that obesity and alcohol misuse can cause misery to individuals and their families, and their combined costs to the NHS are an eye-watering £22billion each year.

How Safe Alcohol Guidelines Vary Around The World

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking to monitor your alcohol intake, you may be likely to look up the Government's recommendations around safe consumption. But a new re...

Sleep-Deprived Teens 'More Likely To Drink Drive'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents

Teenagers who sleep for just four hours a night are three times more likely to drive drunk and engage in "reckless" behaviour, a study has found. Thos...

Genius Photo Series Shows What People Look Like After Three Glasses Of Wine

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti decided to create a project with two of his favourite things: friends and wine. The result is something really q...

Parents Of Baby Who Died After They Went On 24-Hour Christmas Alcohol Binge Will Not Be Prosecuted

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

The parents of a month-old baby, who died as they went on a 24-hour Christmas drinking binge and forgot where they had left him, have escaped prosecut...

Ditch Your Nightcap, This Is How Alcohol Really Affects Sleep

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's a common misconception that a nightcap before bed will improve your sleep. In reality, while alcohol may help you to nod off initially, drinking ...

Spring Forward? Or Fall Back

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is, even when we nail the art of non-drinking, the ground beneath us is never guaranteed to be steady. People still leave us in various ways. The shifting components of our life we have no control over still keep moving, at whatever pace they choose to.

Man Downs Litre Of Vodka In 60 Seconds In 'Life Threatening' Iron Liver Challenge

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The "litre challenge", where people drink a litre of alcohol as fast as they can, is nothing new. But one man has upped the stakes to an even more dan...