Home > Medical > Addiction > Alcohol Alcohol All sections in Addiction » About Addiction » Alcohol » Gambling Addiction » Addiction News » Rehabilitation and Help » Your Guide to Drugs Can 1 or 2 drinks per day really make you live longer? According to a new study light to moderate drinking can lower your overall risk of premature death. There may soon be a cure for foetal alcohol syndrome South Africa has one of the highest rates of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the world, with a prevalence of over 12% in some areas. Boozing makes your cells age faster DNA studies reveal that alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of ageing and overall health. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » 13 strange ways to get high The truth about college binge drinking Excess alcohol may speed muscle loss in older women A study found that after menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia. Muscle relaxant touted as 'miracle cure for alcoholism' Baclofen, a drug that is normally used as a muscle relaxant, may help to reduce alcohol consumption, researchers say. Foetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, but not reversible Babies with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) are characterised by growth retardation, facial and neural abnormalities as well as malformations of other organ systems. Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink The finding that alcoholics may lack an enzyme that controls their desire to drink could lead to new ways to treat alcoholism in humans. SEE: Ben Affleck admits to undergoing treatment for alcoholism We take a closer look at treatment options and how this movie star is fighting 'the battle against the bottle'. SEE: The effects of too much alcohol on the body In what ways can alcohol affect your body? You might be be surprised at some of the side-effects of binge drinking . . . Heavy drinking can harm the ageing brain A study found that older people who were heavy drinkers had lower scores on tests of so-called cognitive function – worse learning skills, memory and motor function. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?