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No healthy level of alcohol consumption, says major study

Governments should consider advising people to abstain entirely, say authorsEven the occasional drink is harmful to health, according to the largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol, which suggests governments should think of advising people to abstain completely. The uncompromising message comes from the authors

Heatwave warnings issued in Spain as highs forecast to top 44C

Tourists and locals urged to prepare for extreme heat as hot air moves up from AfricaThe first heatwave of the summer has hit Spain, pushing temperatures past 40C (104F) and prompting health warnings for locals and tourists alike as the country begins its August holiday. Spains meteorological office, Aemet, said

‘It hits you very quickly’: Canada brews first cannabis beer

Entrepreneurs across the country are racing to capitalise on drugs legalisationScientists in a small Ontario laboratory are testing enzymes and experimenting with fermentation. Their techniques are not new, but their focus is a first. They are developing what is being described as the worlds first beer brewed from cannabis.

Beirut baristas try to revive citys once vibrant cafe culture

Young Lebanese entrepreneurs put coffee centre stage with a nod to the pastIn the years before Beirut was struck by civil war, the city was known for its vibrant cafe culture that attracted intellectuals from across the Arab world. The tables that spilled out on to the pavements of Hamra