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Hand sanitisers in schools ineffective to curb illnesses?

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:03

Hand sanitisers in the classrooms does not help reduce the rate of school absences in children owing to illnesses, says a significant study.

Threefold surge in male teenage drinking in India: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 10:26

Revealing an alarming trend, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher has reported a threefold surge in the number of male teenagers drinking alcohol in India, especially in urban cities and poorer households.

Video games cause deviant behaviour in teens: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 13:50

Teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games are more likely to engage in alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, delinquency and risky sex, says a study.

Mother`s alcohol consumption may make kids dull

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 13:42

Expecting mothers may give their drinking glass a goodbye kiss as researchers have found that parental alcohol exposure weakens brain activation in their children.

`Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking`

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 18:02

Reducing alcohol`s affordability is the most effective way to reduce alcohol-related harm in people, says a study.

Alcohol kills 15 Australians every day

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 14:18

Alcohol causes 15 deaths and hospitalises 430 Australians every day with the numbers rapidly increasing over the past decade, a new study released Thursday said.

Drinking in middle age doubles memory impairment risks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:44

A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.

Birthday weeks spike hospital admissions for youths

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:18

Meant for celebrating life, birthdays can today do more harm than good to young people.

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