Amy Roberts admits alcohol turned me into a crazed animal: Binge drinking teen blames booze for transforming her from shy girl into violent criminal

Alcohol turned me into a crazed animal: Binge drinking teen blames booze for making her a violent criminalAmy Roberts from Glasgow was arrested 30 times She bit a police officer and punched a landlord in the face when drunkWake up call came after she was sent to prisonNow she's warning others how binge drinking 'wrecks lives' By Lucy Waterlow PUBLISHED: 00:32 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:41 GMT, 26 March 2013 Regrets: Amy Roberts committed 30 drunken offences between the ages of 16 and 18 A young woman who was arrested 30 times for drunken attacks – including punching police officers – has warned against the dangers of binge drinking.

Why we should not try to drink like the French: Cafe culture "can be worse than bingeing"

Why we should not try to drink like the French: Cafe culture 'can be worse than bingeing'Britain should not try to import 'cafe drinking culture' from the continentOverall individual alcohol consumption higher in France, Spain and Portugal Daily drinking of small amounts 'is not going to help at all,' expert say By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 00:37 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 GMT, 30 January 2013 Continental cafe culture is often held up as a model of responsible drinking.

Drinking beer: Can it really stave off a cold?

Cheers! Could drinking beer really stave off a winter cold Humulone, the bitter-tasting chemical compound found in hops, is said to be effective against cold and flu virus Now, a Japanese beer company plans to create humulone-containing food and non-alcoholic beverages | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 12 December 2012 You'd be forgiven for thinking a steaming hot toddy is the best remedy for a cold, but according to new research it's lager you should be knocking back to beat the dreaded lurgy.

How women would rather give up sex than chocolate: One in five say treat would be last thing they forego

How women would rather give up sex than chocolate: One in five say treat would be last thing they foregoMore than 20 per cent of women said that chocolate would be the last thing they could give up, according to aa Cancer Research UK campaignBut just nine per cent said that sex would be the hardest thing to forego | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 4 December 2012 The log fire is raging and the lights are turned down low.

Traffic light blood test can spot hidden liver damage

Blood test to spot hidden liver damage: Traffic light system could save lives Liver disease develops silently and so it remains undiagnosed often until it is too lateA test developed by British doctors can successfully detect liver disease earlier By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 30 August 2012 GPs could test whether drinkers are at risk of developing irrevesible liver damage A blood test that can spot hidden liver damage has been developed by British doctors.

Healthy lifestyle "just as good as drugs" for high blood pressure

Healthy lifestyle 'just as good as drugs' for high blood pressure: Diet and exercise cut risk by two thirds | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 28 August 2012 Research: A healthy lifestyle can cut the chances of developing high blood pressure by two thirds Exercising regularly, keeping weight down, drinking in moderation and eating plenty of vegetables can cut the chances of developing high blood pressure by two thirds, say researchers.

The great class health divide is widening as better-off shun bad habits, reveals thinktank

The great class health divide is widening as better-off shun bad habits, reveals thinktank | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 23 August 2012 Smoking: People who are economically worse off are less likely to give up bad habits, according to research People who are economically better-off are increasingly shunning unhealthy habits such as smoking and binge drinking, new research has revealed.

Statins don"t just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists

Statins don't just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists Cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered risk of pancreatitis by 21 per cent compared to placebo and other treatments | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 22 August 2012 Statins are taken eacy day by seven million adults in the UK Cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by millions of Britons to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, but scientists say they could have another unexpected benefit.

Allowing your children to drink at home "could be putting them at risk of alcoholism"

Allowing your children to drink at home 'could be putting them at risk of alcoholism' Teenagers who first drank at 15 were more at risk of alcohol problems later in life than those who started at 17 | UPDATED: 08:42 GMT, 16 August 2012 Parents who introduce their children to alcohol before they turn 18 could be putting them at risk of developing alcoholism later in life.