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.
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.
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.
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.
07 Nov 2014
New York: If you need an expert to track how well you sleep, here is one that can do it from your smartphone. The Sleep Better app from Runtastic for android and i-phone is out for download.
22 Oct 2014
New York: People who want to get rid of alcohol dependence but cannot quit smoking may not achieve full neuro-cognitive recovery, said a study.
04 Nov 2014
New York: Woman who find alcohol hard to resist even after three standard drinks are more likely to suffer from injury when compared with men, shows new research that includes patients from India.
29 Oct 2014
Washington: High doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue to affect the brain even after drinking stops, leading to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits, says a significant study.
01 Oct 2014
New York: Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking.
01 Nov 2014
Chennai: For the second time in as many months, the Tamil Nadu government has hiked the prices of liquor sold through state run TASMAC outlets. The hike, which came into force from Saturday, varies from Rs eight to Rs 80, Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) sources said.