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Thursday 5 March 2015


Less means more: Looking at global tax

When it comes to taxes on the drinks industry – both import/export tarrifs and duty – a lower rate doesn’t just mean more jobs and growth, but also less criminality and ill-health, writes Ron Emler.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Trading Standards bust fake vodka distillery

An illegal distillery that made fake vodka from windscreen wash that would have “posed a real threat to public safety” has been shut down by UK Trading Standards.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

NBA star takes wine bath with reporter

Amare Stroudemire of the New York Knicks has opened up about his unconventional ritual of bathing in a tub of red wine, by inviting a reporter to take part.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

Alcohol death rates at lowest in 15 years

Deaths related to alcohol abuse in the UK are at their lowest level in 15 years, new figures from the Office of National Statistics show.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Rules on drinking when pregnant revised

Women trying for a baby or in the first three months of pregnancy should abstain from alcohol entirely, updated UK health guidelines state.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Red wine helps boost metabolism

Drinking red wine could help overweight people burn fat better and improve liver function, according to a study by US scientists.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Calorie info sees rise in ‘drinkorexics’

Labels carrying calorie information are prompting an increased number of people to swap food for alcohol, causing concern among health experts.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Nitrogen cocktail bar staff appear in court

Two men from Oscar’s Wine Bar & Bistro in Lancaster, England, where a woman suffered life-threatening injuries after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen, have appeared in court.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Drinking beer could ward off Alzheimer’s

Scientists in China have claimed that drinking beer could help protect the brain from a number of degenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

One day off drink a week lowers disease risk

Drinking five or six days a week, compared with drinking daily, can reduce your chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver, a recent study has claimed.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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