Alcohol.

10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.

Ask These Questions Before Your Teen Goes to Party

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

While the house party that was recently broken up by police in Brampton had some expensive -- and terrifying -- lessons for the families involved, they're teachable moments for the rest of us. So, here's a checklist of what to ask your teen before they hit the party circuit this weekend or this summer.

Twerk All You Want, Just Don't Get a Lip Tattoo Like Miley's

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg When it comes to the climb of pop stardom, Miley Cyrus has proven she can't be tamed. Earlier this month, the singer posted a photo showing a new tattoo in a rather unlikely place: her lower lip. Unlike the other maneuvers, which may have social consequences, this one could lead to medical problems.

How She Feels About Booze In Grocery Stores

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark says she's trying to get the mix right before British Columbia permits the sale of beer and wine in grocery...

Drinking During Pregnancy: The Ultimate Taboo

Chris Schryer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Chris Schryer

When was the last time you saw a pregnant woman sipping a beer? If you are North American, the answer might be never. You might also be surprised to learn that in much of Europe, it's actually not unusual at all. Now, more and more women I know are choosing not to totally abstain from alcohol during their pregnancies. And everyone in their lives are completely losing their minds about it.

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Ann Dowsett Johnston | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Ann Dowsett Johnston

2013-09-24-drinklittle.jpgThis is an excerpt from Anne Dowsett Johnston new book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. Thanks to the creative, targeted marketing of the alcohol industry, alcohol has a prominent, stylish presence in the lives of women today. However with this newfound popularity over the last decade comes the disturbing rise of binge drinking, DUIs, "drunkorexia" and alcoholism.

Buying Wines From Other Provinces Still Makes For Sour Grapes

Mark Milke | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

As vacationers travel around Canada this summer, here is a question to ponder for those who sip fine Canadian wine: why do so many provincial politicians oppose free trade in wine among the provinces?

What if Weed Was Legal and Booze was Banned?

Dana Larsen | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

In 1920, marijuana was legal in British Columbia, but alcohol was not. What if that was still the law today? Can we imagine a parallel world where alcohol prohibition never ended, and marijuana prohibition never began? In that world, provincial politicians promote B.C.'s vibrant marijuana industry, posing with brand-name joints of B.C. bud, while also calling for longer sentences against brew-ops and wine dealers, to protect youth against the dangers of liquor.

Will an LCBO Strike Spark a Private Party?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The looming LCBO strike threat has suddenly gotten all sorts of Ontarians anxious about a potentially dry next few days (or weeks). LCBO workers, who are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), voted 95 per cent in favour of striking, and the deadline is approaching. Yet a strike is in no one's best interests. Now, this entire scenario would change if the availability of alcohol were to be completely diminished. This inconvenience may cause citizens to want an alternative to the LCBO in the event it is rendered incapable by a strike.

Is Alcohol Hurting You Or Helping You?

Everyday Health | Beth W. Orenstein | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living

By Beth W. Orenstein; Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD A large number of studies have shown that moderate alcohol intake can lower the ...

Drinking Ups Arrhythmia Risk In Heart Patients

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Even moderate alcohol consumption may put older adults with heart disease or diabetes at risk of developing a common form of arrhythmia, a n...

Is This The CREEPIEST Commercial Ever?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Living

Forget about all those monsters in the closet — parents may have a new monster to worry about: themselves. A new campaign from Finland that aims...

What To Believe -- And What Not To -- About Drinking

HellaWella.com | Nancy Ryerson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Living

By Nancy Ryerson, HellaWella.com Drinking myths are passed down from generation to generation, usually when one heads to university. But not all ho...

Leftover Booze Recipes: What To Do With Remnant Alcohol

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living

It's the night after a big house party at your place. You've swept the floors, emptied the ashtrays and breathed a sigh of relief that nothing was bro...

Stressed?! Maybe You're Eating Too Much of These

Margaret Reffell | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Living
Margaret Reffell

You've all heard "you are what you eat" before, right? Well we now know that that is true on a more fundamental level than you ever could have imagined. So, is it possible that the foods we eat can be changing this chemical and physical make-up to actually create feelings of stress and anxiety? Absolutely! Check out the top five foods that can affect your brain chemistry and cause stress and anxiety.

The Real Things You Should Have and Know Before 30

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

Glamour once ran an article called "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Know by the Time She's 30." Neither section really captures the unbelievable amount of work women in their twenties do as they transform themselves from teenagers to adults. It's a lot. It takes more than a trip to Home Depot or Victoria's Secret.

Alcohol In Films May Boost Youth Drinking

CBC | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Living

The Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids and other films featuring partying and drinking may be Hollywood money makers, but a new study suggests a...

Binge Drinking A Growing Health Concern: Study

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Students in Ontario are smoking fewer cigarettes, but binge drinking and driving while high are growing health concerns, according to a new ...

Vodka Tampons And 'Butt Chugging' Reported Among Teens

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Living

It would appear that nobody wants to use their mouth anymore to get drunk. Much to their parents' dismay, teens have long been known to secretly c...

When Does Alcohol Become Bad For Your Health?

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living

A dizzying array of research suggests alcohol can have both good and bad effects, but making sense of such studies all comes down to who y...

Breast Cancer Risk Up Slightly With Light Drinking

CBC | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Living

Women who drink three to six alcoholic drinks per week face a small increased risk of breast cancer, but that isn’t enough of an increas...

Half Of Grade 12 Students Admit To Drinking In Excess

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Significant percentages of senior high school students report drinking to excess, and some admit driving under the influence of alcohol or ma...

The Beginner's Guide to Hangovers

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

There's a theme of youthful indiscretion and testing one's limits, because what's charming at 20 is worrisome at 30, and alienating at 40.

It's Time We Have the Freedom to Ship Alcohol Between Provinces

Peter Jaworski | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada
Peter Jaworski

Popular radio personality and former MuchMusic VJ Terry David Mulligan experimented with civil disobedience in May of this year. His rebellion? He car...