Researchers at the University of Bristol believe the shape of beer glasses affects the speed people drink and that curvy glassware makes pacing yourself harder.
GPs could be paid extra to question patients on their drinking habits and catch related problems early under proposals in the government’s controversial new alcohol strategy.
Thinking of running a marathon, jumping out of a plane or simply want to collect donations in memory of someone, why not make Alcohol Research UK your chosen charity? Michaela did!
Welsh government to extend FAST questionnaire intervention across the country after two successful clinical trials in the capital
Irish consumers have never had it so cheap. Will this be celebrated or curtailed in a soon to be published national strategy on substance misuse?
For hardened drinkers, it sounds too good to be true: a natural substance that keeps them sober no matter how much they drink, neutralises hangovers and eventually breaks the cycle of alcohol addiction. Alcoholism is a huge problem globally, killing 2.5 million people a year according to the World Health Organization. There has been serious [...]
Is red wine good for you? This seemingly straightforward question has become perhaps one of the most hotly contested health issues of a generation, fuelled by endless studies and conflicting newspaper and magazine articles. Confusion reigns when it comes to alcohol, amid daily revelations about the dangers and benefits of drinking too much, too little [...]
In an annual ritual as unchangeable as Christmas carols and fights with the in-laws, tens of thousands of us will spend part of this weekend wheeling our trolleys down the wines and spirits aisles and gazing with pleasure at the rows of glinting bottles. This year whisky, gin, vodka, rum and sticky seasonal oddities such [...]
The owners of Tennent’s Lager have re-iterated their support for minimum pricing for alcohol. Tennent Caledonian has sent a submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee consultation on the Scottish Government’s plans to bring in minimum unit pricing. It was the first major Scottish brewer to support the proposal in January 2010 when [...]
Ministers charged with delivering the Olympic Games have vowed to protect young people from binge drinking. Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) officials reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring alcoholic drinks are not targeted at young people. The pledge came after calls from doctors to introduce new curbs on alcohol advertising. In an open letter [...]