UK Alcohol

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...

They've Got Bottle, but could BrewDog end up with IP hangover after beer recipe release?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wayne Beynon

What happens, for example, if home-brewers manage to master the recipes, bottle them, and sell them for a profit? Could BrewDog be opening a floodgate of potential copyright or design infringements? Worse still: if supermarket own brands start tasting like BrewDog's Punk IPA, how could they prove, or stop it?

Sugar Is a Friend When You Are Cutting Down on Alcohol

Laura Willoughby | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

Here's a funny thing about drinking: You can drink bottle after bottle of beer, or glass after glass of wine, without a second thought about their sugar or calorie contents. And then, perhaps when having a night off the sauce, you can get very preoccupied with the sugar content of the soft drinks you're having instead.

The Budget Again Failed to Deal With the UK's Binge Drinking Problem

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

To be fair to George Osborne, he has announced plans to raise duty at the rate of inflation on other alcoholic drinks. However, it's the cheap drinks that George Osborne is keeping cheap and that's a real problem. The UK's binge drinking problem is no longer about having fun, it's become a serious issue that's affecting both the health and academic performance of our young people.

Can We Say Goodnight To Nightclubs?

Olivia Petter | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last 10 years. According to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, in 2005 there were 3,144 but last year, there were only 1,733.

Poll: How Drunk Would You Have to Be to Shag Donald Trump?

Jenny Paul | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Jenny Paul

The star of this grotesque circus is wealthy older man Donald Trump; who believes that being a famous, rich, white, racist, sexist qualifies him to be voted in as the 45th President of the United States during the election this November, while masterfully showcasing all that is wrong in the land of the free at the moment.

Millions Of Brits Have Consumed The Weekly Alcohol Limit In One Day

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 2.5 million people have drunk one week's worth of booze in just one day, new figures suggest. The Office of National Statistics revealed th...

My Night at the North Hop Edinburgh Festival

Alan Grant | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

We Scots don't have the best reputation when it comes to what we put into our bodies. It is said that smoke too much, take too little exercise, and that what most of us eat and drink would make our French and Italian comrades wince.

Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Both my uncles are obsessive shoppers, both of whom are equally obsessive about paying the bill at any given restaurant. Both my grandfathers died from a smoking addiction and my Grandma has a tendency to clean manically when stressed. Three members of my family have a tendency to over-eat and are incapable of stopping and my mum can't sit still until all the drawers and doors in the house are shut.