People who use snus, a moist powder tobacco product, run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency as compared with non-users.
Nepal government has issued a high alert after at least 17 people, many of them from areas near the India-Nepal border, have tested positive for the deadly swine flu virus, officials on Thursday said.
Swine flu claimed four more lives in Himachal Pradesh, raising the death toll to nine, a senior health official said on Thursday.
A senior doctor who was in a critical condition after having tested positive for swine flu here, passed away on Thursday in a hospital in New Delhi where he had been airlifted, a health official said.
Scientists have identified a novel gene linked to anxiety and schizophrenia.