Alcohol is so much an accepted part of Australia's social culture that many people are not aware of the dangers of binge drinking.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of road and other accidents, violence, crime, liver injury and brain damage. Here is some statistics.
Alcohol - an overview
Alcohol is a legal but mood-changing drug. Read more about alcohol’s effects on the body, about safe drinking, ‘standard drinks’ and more.
How alcohol affects your health
Many of us drink alcohol to relax, but drinking too much can affect your health. Learn more here about the effects of alcohol on your body.
Top 7 tips for safe drinking
Drinking can be fun, let’s be honest. But too much can lead to accidents, embarrassment and health problems. Follow this advice to drink safely.
How to get a good night's sleep, according to science
Up to 40% of Australians don't get enough quality sleep, while poor sleep has been linked to chronic health conditions. Here are 6 tips for better sleep.
A blackout is a temporary loss of consciousness. A common cause of a blackout is fainting, but can be caused by a serious health condition. Treatment will depend on the cause of your blackout. Learn more here.
Alcoholism at home
Signs of alcoholism can include secretive drinking, and blacking out after drinking. Drinking too much can impact mental health and relationships.
Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid, leading to symptoms like painful joint inflammation. Lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of developing gout.
Top 10 safety tips for music festivals
Music festivals can be an amazing experience. Whether it’s one day or a weekend-long event, these 10 tips can help you stay safe while still having a blast.