The Scottish government's plans for a minimum alcohol price would breach EU law if less restrictive tax measures could be introduced too.Read the full story ›
The highest rates of A&E admissions due to alcohol poisoning were found in girls aged 15-19.Read the full story ›
Hangovers cannot be prevented, even by drinking water or eating after boozing, scientists have concluded.Read the full story ›
People who drink every day have an increased risk of cancer, a study has found.Read the full story ›
Affluent and successful middle-class people over 50 are most likely to drink at harmful levels leading to potential health issues.Read the full story ›
Even moderate amounts of drinking can lead to a reduction in heart function in older women, American research has shown.
A study of nearly 4,500 people with an average age of 76 has shown that one drink a day can cause damage - but only to women.
Lead researcher Dr Scott Solomon, from Harvard Medical School, said: "Women appear more susceptible than men to the cardiotoxic effects of alcohol, which might potentially contribute to a higher risk of alcohol cardiomyopathy [heart damage linked to alcohol] for any given level of alcoholic intake."
Heavy drinking, meanwhile, was shown to damage men's hearts in a similar way
Alcohol consumption in England has been underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, new research suggests.Read the full story ›
Stocks of the Italian bubbly could run dry this summer because of a poor grape harvest and the increasing demand for the fizzy stuff.Read the full story ›
The man was denied a Big Mac after failing a breathalyser test in the early hours of Sunday morning.Read the full story ›
A survey has found that one in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem.Read the full story ›