UK Alcohol

Alcohol Ads 'Shown Once Every 72 Seconds' During Euros

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Football fans watching Euro 2016 matches on TV are being bombarded by adverts for alcohol, a charity has warned. According to research by Alcohol Conc...

To Baby Boomer Brexiters, The World Is Still a Foreign Land

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Tony Rao

Until then, we can celebrate by living in our glorious past. European law has done much to protect the rights of doctors and countless others. European research funding has significantly progressed health care. Many parts of Europe are occupied by our Ex-Pats. But for older Brexiters, the world remains a foreign land.

Frosé Is The Mouth-Watering Alcoholic Drink You Need To Try This Summer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Rosé wine has long been considered a go-to drink when the sunshine is out. But the beverage is now even more suitable for sipping during hot weather....

The Hashtag Football Hooligans of Euro 2016

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

I just wanted to impress my new French friends I like kick-offs. In football stadiums. Where they belong. It's the unofficial ones where people kick...

Louis Theroux Shares A Heartwarming Update On Joe From 'Drinking To Oblivion'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Louis Theroux has shared a touching selfie with one of the people who appeared in his documentary on alcohol addiction. Joe, was in a bad way the firs...

Ditch The Rosé, It's Time To Try Orange Wine

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget red, white or rosé because there's a new wine in town - and it's an oh-so-summery colour. Experts have said orange wine is set to take the UK ...

Me, Myself and Anxiety

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Griffiths

In a world where we are now all connected by social media, with people appearing to be natural extroverts where they freely share their thoughts, views, experiences, and what they ate for breakfast, it's hard to admit to being a natural introvert.

This Honest Comic Proves We Need To Redefine Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has created a deeply personal comic strip about his battle with alcohol addiction and depression, and the struggles of internalising his fee...

Want To Cut Down On Your Drinking? Try This Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're guilty of having one too many on a regular basis, the size of your wine glass may be to blame. New research has found that buying wine in la...

Man Who Lost His Trousers On Drunken Night Out Gets Help From The Internet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Comedy

An unlucky reveller set the internet to work this week when he pleaded with strangers to help him find the trousers he was wearing when he went out on...

These Four Lifestyle Changes Could 'Prevent 250,000 Premature Deaths By 2025'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A quarter of a million people in the UK will die from preventable health conditions by 2025 if current lifestyle habits continue, a new report has sug...

Hard Sell Sobriety

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

When I see people working so hard to try and get people to convert to their way of living, quite often it is from a place of kindness and concern. But, equally often, it's from a place of needing every one to be the same as them, so they don't feel they are missing out anymore.

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.