26 Sep 2015
London: A medication used for diabetes and obesity could also be used for the treatment of alcohol dependence, suggests new research. Alcohol dependence causes morbidity as well as mortality and is major health problem in today's society.
23 Sep 2015
New York: People undergoing treatment for drugs and alcohol addiction around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, finds a 20-country study.
19 Aug 2015
New York: Even light to moderate drinking - up to one a day for women and up to two a day for men - may increase your risk of contracting cancer, especially if you are a smoker, says a new study.
18 Aug 2015
Dublin: An Indian restaurant owner in Ireland was attacked by a drunk man after he was informed that the restaurant had stopped serving alcohol, a media report said yesterday.
17 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Mathew Hogg, the British resident, suffers from a very unusual problem called 'auto-brewery syndrome'. In this no matter what he drinks or eat gets converted into alcohol, keeping him in a tipsy condition the whole time. According to him, it's not a very good feeling.
07 Jul 2015
Singapore: If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. The app 'The Alcohol Tracker,' enables users to log the number of beers, shots or glasses of wine they are either prescribed or can handle daily or weekly.
28 Jul 2012
Scientists have reported yet another reason, besides possible liver damage, stomach bleeding and other side effects, to avoid drinking alcohol while taking certain medicines. The new report describes laboratory experiments in which alcohol made several medications up to three times more available to the body, effectively tripling the original dose.
04 Jun 2012
"Holiday heart syndrome," first coined in 1978, refers to patients who experience a potentially dangerous form of palpitation after excessive drinking, especially during winter holidays.
15 Apr 2015
New York: Smokers will not believe this but nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence, says a research.In lab experiments, the researchers also found that the combination of nicotine and alcohol activated a unique group of neurons, giving positive reinforcement to continue alcohol and nicotine use."It is a vicious cycle.
21 Apr 2015
New York: Men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS need fewer drinks to feel the effects of alcohol than uninfected men, says a new study.