Smoking and Alcohol

Guide to living well with menopause
Exercise 22 Feb 2012

Guide to living well with menopause

Menopause is a time of significant and often unpleasant changes in a woman’s life. The majority of women (up to 85%) experience symptoms related to…
Alcohol Consumption: Long-Term Health Consequences
Children's health 08 Jan 2012

Alcohol Consumption: Long-Term Health Consequences

While the effect of alcohol on some health outcomes is fairly straightforward there is still much more research that needs to be done to determine…
Alcohol consumption: Short-term health consequences
Children's health 07 Jan 2012

Alcohol consumption: Short-term health consequences

As the amount of alcohol consumed in a single sitting is increased, the BAC increases proportionately. Once the BAC has surpassed 0.05%, inhibitions are reduced…
Beating stress and depression in the festive season
Exercise 20 Dec 2011

Beating stress and depression in the festive season

The festive season is a time of celebration, but for many Australians the festivities also mean extra pressures, like buying gifts, attending many social gatherings,…
Sticking to your New Year's resolutions
Cancer 16 Dec 2011

Sticking to your New Year's resolutions

The New Year is a time of good intention. However, despite good intentions, many individuals fail to fulfil their New Year’s resolutions, because changing health…
Safe sex, alcohol and the work Christmas party
Family 08 Dec 2011

Safe sex, alcohol and the work Christmas party

Relaxing and getting to know work colleagues is a well-deserved reward for a year of hard work. But bear in mind that the combination of…
Alcohol: Responsible drinking
Children's health 25 May 2011

Alcohol: Responsible drinking

Alcohol is commonly consumed for fun during social occasions in Australia and most Australians have tried alcoholic beverages at some stage. Alcohol can cause several…
Alcohol: How to Help a Drunk Person
Family 04 May 2011

Alcohol: How to Help a Drunk Person

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive, or mood-changing, recreational drug in Australia. There is a large spectrum of alcohol use and associated problems in…
Congeners in Alcoholic Beverages
Gastro 21 Jan 2011

Congeners in Alcoholic Beverages

Congeners are biologically active chemicals and are often contained in alcoholic beverages, in addition to ethanol, the key biologically active ingredient of alcohol.