A pill that promises to reduce the desire to drink alcohol is now available on prescription from the NHS.
A glass of wine a day can protect against heart disease, but only if you carry a specific gene present in just 15% of the population.
Calls made by health professionals to label alcohol with its calorie content “miss the point rather spectacularly”, according to a body which represents British advertisers.
Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.
Diageo has been fined £18,000 after two of its workers suffered from injuries including broken bones and memory loss in falls at its distilleries.
A compound found in red wine could one day be used to treat osteoporosis, according to a recent study.
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has cut the alcohol in its own-brand Prosecco from 11% abv to 10.5% as part of its ’20×20′ programme.
While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.
US researchers have attributed yet another health benefit to an antioxidant found in red wine, linking it to the effective treatment of acne.
A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.
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