Tag Archives: drinking

New Study Shows Moderate Alcohol Really Does Benefit The Heart

Despite conflicting opinions, it appears alcohol really is good for you, as long as it is consumed in moderation. According to a new research from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil the enzyme responsible for making moderate alcohol consumption good for the heard has been identified – ALDH2. The study, in partnership with scientists […]

10 Things You Never Knew about Absolut Vodka

Whether you’re a fan of vodka or not, you’ve probably heard of Absolut – an alcohol brand with a hugely successful marketing campaign. Here are some things you probably haven’t heard about the brand before, Andy Warhol is responsible for the first of those artsy ads that propelled the brand. It’s no surprise the brand […]

Try These Cocktails on Your Next Girl’s Night Out

The origins of the cocktail are sketchy and there are so many theories floating around that it’s hard to tell which one is true, probably none. Is it from Mexico and named after an Aztec princess; New Orleans and named after a French egg cup; in Four Corners, New York? Who knows? But one thing […]

Why Some Drinks Make Hangovers Worse

We’ve all experienced it, that one alcoholic beverage that seems to make us feel more “hungover” than others. But why is that? Ultimately a hangover is caused by dehydration, so drinking plenty of water before, after and in between each alcoholic beverage is the key to avoidance. However this isn’t always possible.So what drinks should […]

Man Donates Toe to Bar for “Sourtoe Cocktail”

In slightly bizarre and quite grotesque news, a man who lost 3 toes to frostbite has donated his toes to a Canadian hotel bar for its ‘Sourtoe Cocktail’. The Yukon hotel’s bar has been offering shots of whiskey with a human toe in it since the 1970s after a rumrunner in the 1920s began the […]

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines Review Called for

University of Queensland drug and alcohol experts have called for the thresholds for safer alcohol to be lowered, following a global alcohol consumption study. The recommendations were made by Wayne Hall and Jason Connor from the university’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research. The study was co-authored by more than 100 academics from around the […]

Don’t Drink and Drive or Ride!

A warning for people who drink and drive or those who think they can get around the law by riding their horse instead of driving a car or motorbike while intoxicated. A 51 year old woman was recently arrested by police in Logan, south of Brisbane after allegedly riding her horse to a tavern while […]

More Work Needed to Tackle Alcohol Drownings

Following a Griffith University systematic literature review, there has been a call for high quality research to reduce alcohol related drowning. According to Dr Kyra Hamilton from Griffith’s  Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the statistics are still high despite efforts to address this global public health issue. In Australia we are well aware of the drinking culture […]


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