Australia publishes new alcohol guidelines

The Australian government has reviewed and updated its guidelines on alcohol consumption. The new guidelines recommend that healthy men and women should not exceed 10 standard drinks in a week and 4 standard drinks on any one day. The guidelines also state that people aged under 18 years, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should not drink alcohol at all. A standard drink in Australia equates to 285ml of 4.9% beer, 100ml of 13% wine or 30ml of 40% spirits.