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.
16 Dec 2014
Kolkata: Black tea, known for its immunity boosting potential, can now also help prevent and mitigate the effects of stomach ulcers caused by alcohol consumption, a scientist said. Excessive alcohol intake can irritate the stomach lining, triggering inflammation - a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful. Inflammation increases the risk of developing ulcers.
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.
04 Dec 2014
New York: Researchers have found that a compound known as resveratrol in red wine and grape skin may prevent head and neck cancer. Alcohol bombards our genes. The body has ways to repair this cell damage but with enough alcohol, some cells become dangerous.
03 Dec 2014
Chennai: Observing that liquor is "a poison to the society," the Madras High Court on Wednesday posed a set of 16 questions to the state and Central governments, asking how can government run liquor business when the Constitution advocates total prohibition.
03 Dec 2014
Mumbai: A chemical analyst on Wednesday told the sessions court here that he had found alcohol in the blood sample of actor Salman Khan during his medical examination after the infamous 2002 hit-and-run accident.
05 Nov 2014
Washington: US researchers have identified genetic markers that may help in identifying individuals who could benefit from the alcoholism treatment drug Acamprosate. Patients carrying these genetic variants have longer periods of abstinence during the first three months of Acamprosate treatment, showed the study.
12 Nov 2014
London: Moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease, but only for people who have a particular genotype, according to a new study.
25 Oct 2014
Washington: Light alcohol consumption is associated with higher episodic memory - the ability to recall memories of events - in people 60 and older who do not have dementia, scientists have found.
06 Nov 2014
New York: For people in the early phases of recovery from alcohol addiction, insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem, says a study. The incidence of insomnia during early recovery may be five times higher than the general population and may persist for months to years, the findings showed.