Strict Indonesian province canes non-Muslim for selling booze

More than 90 percent of Indonesians describe themselves as Muslim, but the vast majority practise a moderate form of the faith.

After Bihar liquor ban, alcohol sellers flourish on India-Nepal border

The complete ban on alcohol in India's Bihar state seems to have come as a boon for small traders in Nepal who sell low-quality alcohol. Reports here say there has been a sudden rise in small huts along the India-Nepal border to target alcohol customers from Bihar.

Impulsive? You may be prone to substance abuse

 Individuals who are prone to seeking inspiration and impulsive in nature may have differences in the structure of their brains, says a new study, adding that those differences may incline them to substance abuse.

PIL filed in Patna High Court challenging total ban on alcohol in Bihar

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed on Wednesday in the Patna High Court challenging the Bihar government's decision to clamp total ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in the state.

Bihar: This village pledges to drink milk, give up alcohol

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Country-made liquor banned considering public opinion: Nitish

Buoyed by the public response to the ban, Nitish Kumar said it has become some sort of a mass movement and total prohibition will be also be imposed in urban areas but in a phased manner.

'Won't consume alcohol': Bihar MLAs take oath as state prepares to implement ban

'Won't consume alcohol': Bihar MLAs take oath as state prepares to implement ban

Days ahead of the implementation of restrictions on alcohol sale in the state, on Wednesday, MLAs at Bihar Assembly took oath for not consuming alcohol.

Alcohol smell tempts us into boozing

Why is alcohol so addictive? According to a new study, for some people, the mere smell of booze can send them on a downwards spiral towards dependency.

Medical students at higher alcohol abuse risk: Study

 A team of US researchers has found that medical students, especially who are young, single and under high debt are twice as likely to abuse alcohol than their peers who are not attending medical school.

How alcohol ups breast cancer risk

 Drinking alcohol can put you at increased risk of breast cancer by enhancing the levels of a cancer-causing gene, new research has found.

Beware! Binge drinking can kill you in sleep

Overdose of alcohol can occur when a person has blood alcohol content (BAC) sufficient to produce impairments that increase the risk of harm.

Heart attack, stroke risk doubles after drinking alcohol

Heart attack, stroke risk doubles after drinking alcohol Moderate consumption of alcohol may double the risk of heart attack and stroke in the hour after drinking, a new study has warned.

Watch: How do you know you are drinking too much alcohol?

Fortunately for us, there are certain separate guidelines for males and females respectively, allotted by the Centres for Disease Control, that state the standard amount of alcohol consumption.

SC asks NGO to specify concerns on alcohol, substance abuse

The NGO had filed the PIL for enforcement of fundamental right of the children, particularly those who are victims of substance abuse.

Alcohol in pregnancy may put kids at neurological problems risk

Researchers administered ethanol to six pregnant mice twice daily for four days, from gestational day 12 through 15, and administered water to six other pregnant mice.

Alcohol allows bacteria to infiltrate into liver

The study was published in Cell Host & Microbe.

Panel discussion on ban of foreign liquor in Bihar- Part II

Watch the Panel Discussion on ban on alcohol in Bihar. See how people are reacting to this action taken by the govt.

Panel discussion on ban of foreign liquor in Bihar

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Discrimination, alcohol, tobacco tied to panic attacks in minorities

Racial and ethnic minorities and women who encounter discriminatory sentiments and actions are more likely to experience panic attacks.

Nitish Kumar starts anti-liquor campaign ahead of ban

Nitish Kumar reiterated that he was committed to implementing a total ban on liquor in the state from April 1, but it would be done in phases.