1 glass, not 2 or 3: Study says Canada’s drinking guidelines are too high

You’re still at risk of developing severe alcohol-related health problems, even if you drink within Canada’s low-risk drinking guidelines, according to a new study. The Canadian guidelines specify 15 drinks per week for men, with no more than three drinks a day most days. For women, it’s 10 drinks per week, with no more than two per day most days. […]

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If you’re ageing and on medication, it might be time to re-assess your alcohol intake

Drinking patterns tend to change as we age. The older we get, the more likely we are to drink on a daily basis. But older adults often perceive that drinking is only a problem if a person appears drunk. Australia’s draft alcohol guidelines recommend healthy adults drink no more than ten standard drinks per week and no more than four […]

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Why older women don’t think the alcohol guidelines apply to them

Older women are drinking at risky levels and don’t feel the alcohol guidelines apply to them, a new study reveals. Previous research has found "risky drinking" among older Australian adults is on the rise. The new study set out to explore why. Older women have revealed why they drink and what they deem as ‘acceptable’ in a new study.Credit:Getty In […]

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Heart attack: Drinking this amount of alcohol could trigger the deadly condition

A heart attack can be life threatening. The deadly condition occurs when a blood clot forms inside the artery after a fatty deposit has broken off from the artery wall. The heart is essentially a pump that keeps blood moving around the body. It delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and also carries away unwanted carbon […]

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This Online Quiz Can Tell You If You Drink Too Much

There’s a new way to think about how much you drink, and whether that amount is working for you or not. “Some people think that everything’s OK as long as alcohol isn’t affecting relationships or finances, and that isn’t necessarily true,” says researcher Ashley Linden-Carmichael, Ph.D., in the department of Biobehaviorial Health at Penn State University. New thinking is that […]

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New report exposes ‘pink and pretty’ alcohol marketing tactics to women

A new report has uncovered the tactics the alcohol industry is using to make their products more appealing to women and calls on the Australian Government to introduce stronger controls on alcohol marketing, independent of the alcohol industry. The report, The Instagrammability of Pink Drinks: How alcohol is marketed to women in Australia, was produced by the Alcohol Programs Team […]

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Taking antibiotics: Six mistakes that you should avoid

Antibiotics are a blessing – on the one hand. Since the discovery of the drug Penicillin in 1928, diseases that were previously often fatal, curable: lung inflammation or severe bacterial infections. Today, there are a variety of substances that act in different ways. Some kill bacteria, while others inhibit their growth. In this way, they support the immune system of […]

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Wellness not addiction: women embrace positive approach to alcohol moderation

A desire for wellness, rather than angst about addiction, is prompting women in their 30s and 40s to cut back on their drinking using apps like Hello Sunday Morning's Daybreak. Hello Sunday Morning, a not-for-profit organisation that started as one man and his blog 10 years ago, has helped more than 160,000 people deal with high-risk drinking since its inception. […]

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Schoolchildren from affluent families TWICE as likely to drink alcohol

Schoolchildren from the most affluent families are TWICE as likely to drink alcohol as those from poorer backgrounds – and they use drugs more often, reveals major NHS report A total of 12 per cent of children from affluent families had drunk in the last week The figure was seven per cent for youngsters from less affluent families One in […]

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