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`Impulsive, hopeless` kids likelier to become binge drinkers

`Impulsive, hopeless` kids likelier to become binge drinkers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:41

Researchers have discovered a variety of factors like impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking traits, lack of conscientiousness, with 70 percent accuracy that determines that kids will become binge drinkers.

How alcohol worsens night vision among drunk drivers

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:32

Know why drunk drivers see halos as they zoom past city lights, leading to traffic accidents? It`s because alcohol disturbs the tear-film that covers the surface of their eyes, leading to deterioration of vision.

Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:30

More people in the US and Canada are dying from common prescription painkillers than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined, a study reveals.

`Smart cup` to check your calorie count

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 17:04

What if a cup can keep tab of the calories that you consume and send you an alert when you have had enough alcohol?

Addiction to become manageable disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:22

Researchers are saying that they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes.

Alcohol-related terms too can lead to aggression

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 17:57

Are you exposed to terms related to booze but do not drink alcohol? Exposing people to alcohol-related terms can influence aggressive behaviour in ways similar to actually consuming alcohol, a study reveals.

Drinking alone leads to risky behaviour

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 13:16

Do you often drive back home on your own at dangerous speed after a bout of drinking? You must be drinking alone most of the time. According to a new study, those who drink alone are more prone to risky behaviour than those who drink moderately in a group.

Just 11 genes could help predict alcoholism risk

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 09:51

Researchers have suggested that a group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism.

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