Hangover cures and myths for Christmas party season

Fry-ups, hair-of-the-dog, a bedtime kebab and other MYTHICAL hangover cures (plus the world's weirdest remedies to road test during Christmas party season) Dr Sebastian Winckler from The Health Counter gives us his tips Plus, the 'functional lifestyle beverage' claiming to be the miracle solution to morning-after misery | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 21 November 2012 Eat a banana before you go to bed. Get on the Bloody Marys the next morning. Absorb the alcohol with a fatty fry-up

Turning their backs on booze: Four young women explain why it"s cool to be part of Generation Sober

Turning their backs on booze: Four young women explain why it's cool to be part of Generation Sober | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 19 November 2012 As 18th birthday invitations went, it was unusual. ‘Please respect my wishes and don’t bring alcohol,’ wrote Anna, the teenage daughter of a friend

How to get what you want this Christmas – buy it yourself: More Brits embracing trend of "self-gifting"

How to get what you want this Christmas – buy it yourself: More Brits embracing trend of 'self-gifting' | UPDATED: 10:01 GMT, 2 November 2012 Forget writing a Christmas list, more Brits are now ensuring they get the perfect gift by buying it for themselves. Polite responses of 'thank you, I love it' before actually rushing to sell the unwanted item on eBay are no longer needed thanks to the trend of 'self-gifting'. Almost half (43 per cent) of people surveyed admitted to buying a present for themselves on at least one birthday or Christmas while one in ten said it's something they always do

New parents turning to drink to ease the strain: One in six increased alcohol intake birth of first child

New parents ‘turning to drink to ease the strain’: One in six increased alcohol intake birth of first childNineteen per cent of those surveyed said their drinking 'impacted positively' on their childrenFive per cent of mothers said they drank more than usual WHILE pregnant | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 8 October 2012 Drinking: A report has found new parents are turning to drink to ease the strain Many new parents are hitting the bottle to help them cope, a children’s charity has warned. A survey of hundreds of parents of under-16s found that one in six increased their alcohol intake after the birth of their first child

Terence Stamp: I regret turning down the part of Arthur in Camelot because I was frightened of singing

Terence Stamp: I regret turning down the part of Arthur in Camelot because I was frightened of singing | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 5 October 2012 We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s actor Terence Stamp This week we interview Terence Stamp about anything and everything The prized possession you value above all others… A beautiful hand-woven rug made for me by the Italian actress Silvana Mangano. She was brilliant at needlepoint and it took her two years

Emma Bushen: Mother, 32, who physically abused husband for SEVEN years after bingeing on vodka tells how she turned her life around

'I never thought my life could be this good': Mother, 32, who physically abused husband for SEVEN years after vodka binges tells how his forgiveness saved her life Emma Bushen, 32, turned to alcohol after the birth of her first childMother of three would down vodka before turning on husband JamesChildren taken into care by social services James, 34, eventually asked Emma to leave and she moved in to flat alone and continued drinking Two years later, Emma attempted suicide by overdose – but James called 999 James took Emma back and the two are now tee-total''I will never drink again,' says Emma. 'I never thought my life could be this good' | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 21 September 2012 Blocked out: Emma Bushen says she has no memory of the violent attacks she inflicted upon her husband after drinking vodka A woman who abused her husband for seven years has spoken out on This Morning to warn others trapped in violent relationships to get help.

Paul Merson"s ex wife Lorraine Fletcher tells of her own battle with booze

'I turned to drink to cope with the pain when my WAG life fell apart' Paul Merson's ex wife Lorraine Fletcher tells of her own battle with booze | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 27 August 2012 Life as a WAG isn't always just about the glitz and glamour of designer handbags, daily shopping sprees and far-fetched jaunts abroad. And one of this country's most famous WAGSs, Lorraine Fletcher knows this only too well. She experienced the highs and lows of life in the fast lane during her ten year marriage to England and Arsenal star and notorious party boy Paul Merson.

"I"ll never have a baby in case it"s an alcohol like me", says woman whose family has been beset with the addiction

'I'll never have a baby in case it's an alcoholic like me', says woman whose family has been beset with the addiction By Alison Smith-squire PUBLISHED: 22:02 GMT, 26 August 2012 | UPDATED: 02:14 GMT, 27 August 2012 Baby fear: Clare Newton has ruled out having children because she believes they would have problems with alcohol Like any giddy bride-to-be, 33-year-old Clare Newton can’t wait to start her new life with fiance Wayne.

Amy Winehouse"s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is fighting for his life "following alcohol and drugs binge"

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is fighting for his life 'following alcohol and drugs binge' | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 9 August 2012 Life-threatening: Blake Fiedler-Civil is said to be fighting for his life AMY Winehouse’s ex-husband is fighting is for his life following an alcohol and drugs binge, it was claimed last night. Blake Fielder-Civil, 30, was reportedly found choking in bed after a drinking session, and rushed to hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He is currently on a life-support machine after suffering multi-organ failure.