alcohol

 
Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this December
Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this December
We have heard drinking is good for your heart. We have heard it may even protect you against diabetes. But we also know that alcohol is a major...
Put Dutch courage on the menu
Put Dutch courage on the menu
Brandy, a South African cooler box staple, may be one of the least complicated of tipples. Locally it’s known as “brannies” or “Klippies and...
Women who drink alcohol more at risk of getting HIV
Women who drink alcohol more at risk of getting HIV
South African women drink less alcohol than their male counterparts, but they "bear the brunt" of the consequences of harmful drinking, particularly with regard to their risk of contracting HIV....
Festive spirit: Is it worth the weight?
Festive spirit: Is it worth the weight?
Nothing beats lazing around next to the swimming pool on a long summer’s day, drinking ice-cold cocktails from even longer glasses. After a year...
Booze and sex – just a media tease
Booze and sex – just a media tease
It “provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance”, said Shakespeare, but was he right? It is common belief that alcohol helps us lose...
Regulators target social cost of alcohol
Regulators target social cost of alcohol
The department of trade and industry and the medical community face an uphill battle over proposed changes to the regulation of the money-spinning...
The flush of hormonal success
The flush of hormonal success
Melinda Scott* (56) pressed her hands against the green-striped wallpaper she was hanging. Once she knew it wouldn’t fall she grabbed the roller on...
Life's precipice puts addiction into perspective
Life's precipice puts addiction into perspective
One in 10 South Africans will suffer from addiction in their lives, according to the Medical Research Council. Amy Green spoke to three addicts...
Cheers to a cocktail coup
Cheers to a cocktail coup
Despite a slow start, shops across Cape Town are sporting daffodil-hued reminders of the city's World Design Capital coup in their window displays...
Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world
Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world
South Africans are among the world's heaviest drinkers. A 2011 World Health Organisation report estimates that we consume an average of 9.46...

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