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Displaying items by tag: Alcohol

Reset Australia is demanding greater data protections for teenagers after it uncovered a Facebook loophole that allows teenagers to be profiled and targeted with advertising based on a range of age inappropriate interests, such as alcohol, smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss.

Published in Home Tech

Advertising in Australia is increasingly moving online, but despite the Internet leading the way for shoppers looking for purchases, other media — including good old fashioned catalogues — are still a favoured medium for many Aussies shopping for some categories of products.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 07 July 2014 15:51

Liquorun still hungry for growth

Melbourne-based startup Liquorun, described as one of Australia’s fastest growing delivery services, has announced an expansion that will see it deliver to all of Inner Melbourne, and will now include boutique fast food options.

Published in Strategy

The not-for-profit online Hello Sunday Morning organisation says Australia’s most dangerous drinkers are turning online in droves for help ditching their heavy drinking habits, eschewing trained sober coaches for communities of likeminded Aussies giving abstinence a go.

Published in Health
Thursday, 06 June 2013 05:01

New app draws a fine wine

A plucky group of Aussie winemakers have developed a free new app which allows users to keep track of exactly how much alcohol they're drinking.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:50

Google's death-ray Groggle goggles: drinkle up!

One of the weirdest Google stories of the year is it success in garrotting and guillotining Groggle's business name, one which somewhat sounds like Google while playing on the very well-known term 'grog', a synonym for alcohol.

Published in Entertainment
Sunday, 18 July 2010 23:14

1 hour after drinking doubles stroke risk

A U.S. study published in July 2010 shows that the risk of stroke increases by over double in the hour after taking a drink of alcohol, even though light to moderate drinking has been shown, overall, to decrease the risk.

Published in Health
Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:57

To drink or not during pregnancy

An Australian study has found that the majority of pregnant women in Australia drink alcohol while pregnant. And, these pregnant women are also confused by changing government recommendations.


Published in Health
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 23:31

More alcohol may result in less arthritis

According to Italian research, the consumption of alcohol can significantly reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other types of arthritic conditions.


Published in Health
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:51

Government uses SMS to reach footballers

The Victorian Government is using a commercial SMS service in its campaign to reduce alcohol-related violence.

Dangerous, high-risk repeat drink drivers in the Australian state of Queensland will be forced to have approx $2000 self-funded interlock devices attached to their cars by the end of the year, with those blowing low or no alcohol content able to drive, and those with high alcohol readers interlocked out!

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 00:37

Heavy alcohol use leads to poor health habits

According to a Kaiser Permanente study performed in the United States, men and women who are frequent and heavy drinkers of alcohol have much worse health-care related habits and practices when compared to people who are light and moderate drinkers. However, there is good news for moderate drinkers.


Published in Health
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 01:12

Who sleeps most, have sex least in America?

According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, different ethnic groups in the United States do things differently when it comes to getting ready for bed. However, in many other cases they are very similar.

Published in Health
Thursday, 04 March 2010 12:02

Add oxygen to alcohol for fewer hangovers

New research from South Korea suggests that extra dissolved oxygen in alcoholic drinks helps the body metabolize and eliminate the alcohol faster.
Published in Health
Monday, 22 February 2010 02:56

Drunk young women drivers becoming more common

According to new research involving drinking and driving in the United States by our young people, more fatal motorized vehicle crashes are involving young women drunk behind the wheel.

Published in Health
According to Foods Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), there are several very important things to remember about eating and drinking before and during pregnancy to make sure your baby is born healthy.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 06 October 2009 21:25

Being depressed may be sobering

According to a study performed in Norway, people who do not drink alcoholic beverages are more at risk from anxiety and depression when compared to those people who consume low levels and moderate levels of alcohol on a regular basis.

Published in Health
For 2009, Playboy magazine ranks the best party school in the United States to be the University of Miami (Florida) while U.S. News and World Report ranks the best educational school to be Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Is this party atmosphere further hurting the educational system in the United States? Is this really good for the reputation of schools?

Published in UNI-verse
Researchers in France found that chilling champagne gives it a longer-lasting effervescence. It’s fizzier! But what is the reason? Chill out, have a drink, and listen up!

Published in Biology
Friday, 06 February 2009 20:54

Tequila ain't good for blue agave plant

A Mexican-U.S. study shows that legally tying a product such as Tequila to its region of origin can have dire consequences for the sustainability of that area’s local materials and traditions, in this case the blue agave plant. It’s a real hangover for this area.

Published in Climate
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