Alcohol

Mocktail matches: Alternatives to alcohol

Olivia Riordan Adventurous sommeliers are leading the way in offering apt alternatives to alcohol, writes Olivia Riordan.

Rising rates

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: World Health Organisation

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Nina Larson Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.

The dry argument: Are alcohol abstinence challenges worth the slog?

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Catherine Rodie Can giving up booze for just one month really make a long-term difference to our health, wellbeing and relationship with alcohol?

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Cost benefit

Alcohol prices 'need reform'

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Mark Metherell Top health groups are stepping up pressure on the government to lift the price of cheap alcohol to curb excessive drinking.

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Calls for alcohol labelling to help stamp out drinking during pregnancy

Mark Metherell THE high risk of foetal alcohol syndrome to the babies of drinking mothers has spurred a bipartisan group of federal MPs to call for the introduction of health warnings on liquor products.

Cane pain

Sugar as harmful as tobacco, alcohol, experts say

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Sugar is so harmful that it should be controlled in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, according to a team of leading public health experts.

Teen drinking

Younger brains 'tricked' by alcohol

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Catharine Munro Teenagers who drink heavily can associate bad experiences such as vomiting and car accidents with pleasure, according to a US expert on alcohol abuse.

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

Bottoms up: Australia is not the only nation with a heavy drinking culture.

Sarah Berry Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

How to age happily

To age happily, eat well, stay fit and listen to One Direction

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John Bingham Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and successful old age.

Reality check

Why diets don’t work – three things you need to know...

Be careful not to pile on extra weight in winter.

Dr Peter Steidl Neuroscientist Dr Peter Steidl explains how we can overcome our brain's barriers to achieve our weight loss goals for good.

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Sugar swaps

Sugar swaps: Are alternative sweeteners better for you?

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Paula Goodyer Sweetening the breakfast oats or baking banana bread used to be simple; just use a little sugar or honey.

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Ask the expert

Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Chew on This

How to have a healthier working day

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Paula Goodyer Not long ago Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett floated the idea of Workout Wear Friday – a call to action to allow workers to wear exercise clothes to the office one day a week.

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Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

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Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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Sex and obesity

Lose weight for better sex

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Matty Silver With obesity rates on the rise, the effects of being overweight have attracted increasing attention, but one aspect of this problem is too often overlooked - the impact on male sexual dysfunction.

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Surprising food facts

10 foods that actually make you hungrier

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Rachel Clun Here are some foods that you should avoid if you want to stave off hunger pangs.

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This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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Prickly Pete Evans' passion

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Sarah Berry Pete ''Activated Almonds'' Evans isn't afraid of cooking up a little controversy for his cause.

Rushing Women's Syndrome

Doctors quick to criticise Lisa Curry over Rushing Women's Syndrome advice

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Sarah Berry Medical professionals have poured scorn on Lisa Curry's claims to suffer from "Rushing Women's Syndrome", saying the condition does not exist and warning the label could be harmful.