UK Alcohol

Six Of The Best Non-Chocolate Advent Calendars Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With recent news of chocolate shortages, we've decided that this year's Christmas advent calendar choice might have to be less cocoa-filled. (If not f...

A Psychologist's Confession: I'm Not Interested in What You're Thinking

Karen Pine | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My lack of interest stems from the fact that what you're thinking has little to do with how you will behave. Sure, what you're thinking will affect how you're feeling. But it will barely connect with what you do. And what I'm really interested in is behaviour.

Student Develops Pill To Cure Hangover

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Thrive isn't just the name of Arianna Huffington's latest book, it's also a pill developed by a US student which claims to cure hangovers - before the...

Alcoholics Anonymous Is Scary!

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

When I arrived at the address I saw an open door with a small, blue "AA" sticker on it. But it was a big building with many floors. How would I find the right room? I assumed it would be in the basement but it was deserted. I then went up the stairs to the first floor where I saw an open door and heard voices. I swallowed my anxiety and went in.

How Drinking Drastically Changes From Your Twenties To Thirties

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most appropriate insight into age and alcohol goes to... this on-point video from Buzzfeed, showing the differences between drinking...

How to Stay the Same Weight Over the Festive Season

Louise Graham | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Alcohol inhibits fat mobilisation by suppressing testosterone - a sex hormone found in women as well as men. Testosterone is a great hormone for burning fat and when it drops it increases fat storage. Testosterone contributes to lean body mass. Less testosterone means less muscle, and less muscle means fewer calories burned and a slower metabolic rate.

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...

Damn It. Women More Likely To Polish Off A Bottle Of Wine Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know polishing off a bottle of wine by ourselves regularly isn't great for our health, but it seems women are more likely to do it than men. ...

Do You Know How Many Calories Are In That Pint?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organi...

This Is What 20 Years Of Heavy Drinking Could Do To Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that drinking alcohol in excess can seriously damage our health - liver disease, high blood pressure, mental health problems, to name but ...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before Wine O' Clock

Suzi Godson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The most immediate problem with drinking every day is the calories. Two small glasses of wine contains 318 calories, which is the same as eating a hamburger in a bun. No wonder we're all overweight!

How Safe Is Your Teen From a Drink-Drive Conviction?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

There is a point on every course where the penny drops. On every course, without exception, someone will tell us that, if they had known what they have learnt from us when they first started driving, they would not have offended.

Are You Desperate Enough To Try These Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've woken up after a heavy night out, and your mate walks in with what they hail as a 'miracle' hangover cure. You take the plate...

Student Gets Her Head Stuck In Bottle Bin After 'Looking For More Alcohol'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left rather red-faced after having to be rescued by firefighters when she got her head stuck in a bottle bank. Southampton Solent stu...

Why Your Face Is Flushed After One Drink

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For some of us, there's an awkward moment when your face turns red after one alcoholic bevvy. If this situation is often a reality for you then cha...

Could This Be The Secret To Zach Galifianakis' Dramatic Weight Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week, Hangover star Zach Galifianakis stepped out in public looking as svelte as ever. The actor, who hasn't made a public appearance ...

11 Unusual Cocktail Recipes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate London Cocktail Week we wanted to bring you some weird and wonderful cocktails to try. *clinks glass* From kale to smoking pipe bitter...

If You Drink Two Glasses Of Wine Per Night, You Could Need This Pill

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're one of the thousands of people who drink half a bottle of wine in an evening, you could be eligible to receive a new pill that helps reduce ...

Mouth Cancer: The Lowdown On Symptoms, Treatments And Who Is At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mouth cancer, although uncommon (the NHS says it accounts for one in 50 of all cancer cases) is still a potentially fatal disease, due to the late sta...

Where Does Your Hometown Rank On This Map Of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Places in the UK with the highest rates of people admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease have been mapped out by health officials, in ...

'I Shot Two Lions & Can Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Heavy weight French actor Gerard Depardieu has claimed he shot dead two lions during a trip to Africa. The 65-year-old made reference to his "hero...

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...

How Many Of These Wine Names Can You Pronounce Correctly?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wine: it tastes bloody marvellous but some of those fancy names (ahem, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) are a real bugger to say. This video from foodbeast...

Guess How Long The Average Brit Spends Hungover

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

That awkward moment when you spend 315 days of your life hungover... Oh wait, that's actually a thing. According to new research from Macmillan Can...

This Explains Why We Get Hangovers But Sadly Won't Prevent Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers: there's the pounding head, the spinning room, the pukey feeling in your stomach, the overwhelming sense of tiredness. Even writing these wo...