Alcohol

New handheld device can spot fake alcohol

New handheld device can spot fake alcohol

Such devices are already commercially available but are usually used for security and detection of hazardous materials, screening and pharmaceutical analysis.

Sep 22, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
Australian brewer to launch 'fossil beer'

Australian brewer to launch 'fossil beer'

In 2014, the island made international headlines when "alien-looking" fossils from 500 million years ago were uncovered.

Sep 22, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
College students, beware! Binge-drinking may hamper your job prospects later

College students, beware! Binge-drinking may hamper your job prospects later

Researchers found that a non-binge pattern of drinking does not adversely impact job search results among graduates unless and until their drinking reaches binge levels.

Sep 21, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Drug that may curb drinking impulse identified

Drug that may curb drinking impulse identified

Researchers were able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

Sep 17, 2017, 18:30 PM IST
Men, beware! Lack of control over your alcohol consumption could harm you more than women

Men, beware! Lack of control over your alcohol consumption could harm you more than women

Long-term alcohol use can change brain functions and these changes are significantly different in men and women.

Sep 04, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Expecting mothers, beware! Drinking during and after pregnancy could prove lethal

Expecting mothers, beware! Drinking during and after pregnancy could prove lethal

The transition to parenthood appears to be particularly relevant for women, leading to a reduction in alcohol consumption.

Aug 25, 2017, 10:29 AM IST
Want to reduce alcohol consumption? Doing this might help!

Want to reduce alcohol consumption? Doing this might help!

The mindfulness training includes a combination of meditation, body awareness and yoga.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
This is why water adds taste to whisky - Read

This is why water adds taste to whisky - Read

Researchers at Linnaeus University in Sweden have found that adding water to whisky alters the drink's molecules to make it taste better.

Aug 20, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
This is why expensive wines taste better

This is why expensive wines taste better

The phenomenon that identical products are perceived differently due to differences in price is called the "marketing placebo effect."

Aug 15, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Moderate drinking good for health, may add years to life

Moderate drinking good for health, may add years to life

Researchers examined health survey data on more than 333,000 U.S. adults, following them for an average of about eight years to see how their drinking habits influenced their survival odds.

Aug 15, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
A glass of wine can help unleash productivity

A glass of wine can help unleash productivity

Scientists from Austria have found that a small glass of wine can prove helpful in unleashing creativity and boosting memory as well.

Aug 14, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
How goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen decoded

How goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen decoded

Scientists at the University of Oslo in Norway and University of Liverpool in the UK found the molecular mechanism behind this highly unusual ability, which is unique among vertebrates and more commonly associated with brewer's yeast.

Aug 13, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Get your creative juices flowing with a pint of beer, say scientists!

Get your creative juices flowing with a pint of beer, say scientists!

Alcohol helps remove parameters which surround a problem, allowing more creative thought, researchers said.

Aug 10, 2017, 16:06 PM IST
International Beer Day 2017: Five surprising health benefits of drinking beer!

International Beer Day 2017: Five surprising health benefits of drinking beer!

Every year, the first Friday of August is celebrated as the International Beer Day throughout the world.

Aug 04, 2017, 14:07 PM IST
Can moderate drinking keep dementia at bay?

Can moderate drinking keep dementia at bay?

While drinking alcohol in excess is associated with many health hazards, new research has found that older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:38 PM IST
Beware! Your daily drinking habit may increase your risk of developing skin cancer

Beware! Your daily drinking habit may increase your risk of developing skin cancer

While ultraviolet radiation is directly linked to BCC and cSCC risk, the relationship between alcohol and these cancers is not exactly defined, the study said.

Aug 01, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Alcohol is no stress-buster, consumption can have lethal impact

Alcohol is no stress-buster, consumption can have lethal impact

Drinking alcohol during stress can be lethal and cause serious problems which can be difficult to deal with.

Jul 31, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Haryana govt bans mixing of liquid nitrogen with drinks, after man gets hole in stomach

Haryana govt bans mixing of liquid nitrogen with drinks, after man gets hole in stomach

 The Haryana government has banned liquid nitrogen in drinks and food items after a Delhi man burnt a hole in his stomach by drinking a cocktail containing the chemical at a Gurgaon pub.

Jul 28, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
Can moderate consumption of alcohol reduce diabetes risk? Researchers say yes!

Can moderate consumption of alcohol reduce diabetes risk? Researchers say yes!

Researchers surveyed more than 70,000 people on their alcohol intake – how much and how often they drank.

Jul 28, 2017, 11:39 AM IST
Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

 A new study has revealed that alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:12 AM IST