Alcohol: why do we drink it? People have been consuming alcohol for at least 10,000 years. And when drinking water was rather risky, alcohol seemed a much safer bet. Amaldus of Villanova, a 14th-century monk, even wrote that alcohol “prolongs life, clears away ill humors, revives the heart and maintains youth”.
The rate of poisoning in boys and young men less than half of that in girls and young women.
Siblings from New Zealand died in their sleep after drinking small amount and cause of death remained a mystery to scientists
Researchers found drinking around 1.4 pints of beer a day could reduce the risk of heart diseases by around 25 per cent
The research reignites debates about whether evidence regarding the harms of legal highs are accurate and sufficient
In the UK, the lifetime risk of stomach cancer stands at one in 67 for men and one in 135 for women
The popularity of prosecco is putting pressure on supermarket supplies
Russ Thorne looks at how reducing your alcohol intake by even a small amount can make a positive difference to your fitness, finances – and maybe your future
With a student loan in hand and offers on drinks readily available, alcohol can affect young people more than they think
11-year-olds whose parents drink heavily are almost twice as likely to drink themselves than if parents are non-drinkers
Including nicotine and alcohol
Spain exported a record 2.4 billion litres of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and other wines in 2015
Sales of the national drink fell by 42 per cent last year, the lowest level in a decade, to 43.m litres
The 90-seat restaurant will only serve brews with its customisable gourmet burger
'We gave her treats and biscuits when she accepted them to increase her weight. But over time she's piled on the pounds'
Transport minister Andrew Jones suggested the limit could be lowered to match Scotland - but a government spokesman says they have 'no plans' to change the rules