22 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Following the drop in temperature during winter, health experts have urged people to avoid excess alcohol intake and heavy physical activity to keep the body warm, as it can lead to heart attack.
19 Jan 2015
Washington: Sleep difficulties and hours of sleep can predict a number of specific problems, including binge drinking, driving under the influence and risky sexual behaviour, shows a study. The association between poor sleep and substance use has also been found in younger population.
19 Jan 2015
Melbourne: A study has found that drinking before sleep results in an increase in frontal alpha power in the brain, a development which is associated with disturbed sleep.
20 Jan 2015
Washington: A large study of nearly 15,000 men and women has found that having up to seven drinks a week is associated with a 20 percent lower risk of men developing heart failure and 16 percent reduced risk for women.
14 Jan 2015
London: People who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work normal weeks worldwide, finds a global study spanning across 14 countries.
04 Jan 2015
London: Researchers have patented a drug that could produce some of ecstasy's euphoric effects and at the same time limit the amount of alcohol people drink.
13 Jan 2015
Lucknow: The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Lucknow and Unnao districts climbed to 27 on Tuesday with 13 more people losing their lives.
05 Jan 2015
Washington: Cirrhosis of the liver is more common than previously thought, affecting more than 633,000 adults yearly in US, according to a new study. Surprisingly, 69 percent of the adults identified as possibly having cirrhosis may not know they have this disease,researchers said.
17 Dec 2014
New York: Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to new research, blackouts are likely to occur when the drinker is vulnerable to a range of additional dangerous consequences. Blackouts occur when a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is likely significantly above what is considered "legal intoxication".The higher one's alcohol levels are, the greater the chance of a blackout.
09 Dec 2014
New York: Smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, says a study, adding that it puts people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.