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[Video]Part two - Men, booze and rape: What's the link?
[Video]Part two - Men, booze and rape: What's the link?
Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
[Video]Part one - Does mixing sex and alcohol make it easier to get HIV?
[Video]Part one - Does mixing sex and alcohol make it easier to get HIV?
How does your drinking affect your sex life? And can HIV infection be linked to alcohol consumption? Mia Malan gives you the facts.
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this Easter
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this Easter
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...

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