The new drink, known as 'alcosynth', is designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol but doesn’t cause a dry mouth, nausea and a throbbing head
Can ditching the booze make you a better date?
Organisers seek different venue after police raise fears of disorder
But scientists stress drinking alcohol remains a potentially harmful activity
'If you are watching your weight, it’s best to cut back on alcohol rather than food. Alcohol is full of empty calories, which have no nutritional value,' charity advises
Alcohol is the second most calorie-dense source of energy
The campaign group points to scientific studies that show moderate drinking can protective against health problems including cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and certain forms of cancer
Passengers aboard Jet2.com flights will have to wait until 8am before the on-board bar opens
Alcohol is estimated to have caused around half a million deaths from cancer in 2012 alone, which is nearly 6% of all cancer deaths worldwide
A ten year research project analysing interviews with more than 2,700 couples found women were particularly unhappy in their relationship when they were the only drinker
Just 38 per cent of modern-day teenagers have drunk alcohol, compared to 62 per cent in 1988
App comes shortly after ONS figures show student suicides rates across England and Wales have soared to their highest-ever level
Croydon Coroner's Court heard Andreas Christou died from 'catastrophic head and neck injuries' following the 60ft fall
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A new study says the spike in mortality rates looks similar to that during ‘the height of the AIDS epidemic’
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”.