Alcohol

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst decoded

Scientists have identified a hormone that acts on the brain to stimulate thirst in response to sugar and alcohol, thereby preventing dehydration.

Apr 13, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
This tiny injectable sensor may help curb alcohol abuse

This tiny injectable sensor may help curb alcohol abuse

Scientists have come up with a novel tiny, ultra-low power chip that can be injected just under the surface of the skin to continuously monitor patients of substance abuse.

Apr 12, 2018, 17:19 PM IST
Why people get aggressive after drinking decoded

Why people get aggressive after drinking decoded

The results are largely consistent with a growing body of research about the neural basis of aggression, and how it is triggered by changes in the way that the prefrontal cortex, the limbic system and reward-related regions of the brain function.

Feb 13, 2018, 19:09 PM IST
Anti-anxiety drug can reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol

Anti-anxiety drug can reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol

The findings showed that tandospirone can help our brains reboot and reverse the damage on the regeneration of brain cells, caused by heavy alcohol consumption.

Feb 09, 2018, 19:00 PM IST
Parents giving alcohol to teens may not cut risky drinking

Parents giving alcohol to teens may not cut risky drinking

Importantly, teenagers supplied with alcohol by only their parents for one year were twice as likely to access alcohol from other sources the next year. 

Jan 29, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Sri Lankan women to challenge alcohol ban in country's top court

Sri Lankan women to challenge alcohol ban in country's top court

Several women have approached the top court of the country against a Cabinet decision to revoke two gazette notifications which permit women to buy alcohol.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:05 PM IST
How does alcohol cause cancer? Mouse study reveals all

How does alcohol cause cancer? Mouse study reveals all

For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol.

Jan 04, 2018, 10:56 AM IST
Western societies may quit alcohol with alcosynth-laded drinks: Scientist

Western societies may quit alcohol with alcosynth-laded drinks: Scientist

While human socialisation has been built around alcohol consumption, regular and increased intake have resulted in toxic effects on the human body.
 

Dec 18, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
Drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week can cause skin problems: Study

Drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week can cause skin problems: Study

The scientists found that while the hangover can subside after 24 hours, the effects on the skin for a woman aged 40 can last 28 days.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Smoking, alcohol consumption can make you look older than your age: Study

Smoking, alcohol consumption can make you look older than your age: Study

Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing and the consequences reflect on a person's face, sooner or later.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
Excess alcohol intake may lead to insomnia in adolescents

Excess alcohol intake may lead to insomnia in adolescents

The researcher examined the associations between alcohol use and sleep-related issues on seventh and eighth-grade students.
 

Nov 12, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Bizarre! Chinese vendor offers scheme for lifetime supply of alcohol

Bizarre! Chinese vendor offers scheme for lifetime supply of alcohol

The product on offer is “Baijiu”, the most common alcoholic drink in rural China made of grain. The distilled spirit packs a punch of 52 percent alcohol.

Nov 09, 2017, 17:25 PM IST
This drug may change the way you consume alcohol

This drug may change the way you consume alcohol

When an adolescent who has been binge drinking becomes an adult, they're often left with an immature brain, which assists in the development of alcohol dependence.

Nov 03, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
No eggs, meat, alcohol allowed at UP's new pilgrimage sites Vrindavan, Barsana

No eggs, meat, alcohol allowed at UP's new pilgrimage sites Vrindavan, Barsana

The state banned the consumption of eggs, non-vegetarian food and alcohol at the two 'pavitra tirth sthal' 

Oct 28, 2017, 08:13 AM IST
Mothers-to-be, take note! Alcohol during pregnancy may put babies at risk of anxiety

Mothers-to-be, take note! Alcohol during pregnancy may put babies at risk of anxiety

Despite being aware of the dangerous impact of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, many expecting mothers continue to overlook the ill-effects.

Oct 25, 2017, 20:55 PM IST
Alcohol can make you a language expert: Study

Alcohol can make you a language expert: Study

Alcohol consumption gives you a boost while speaking to others and it can also make you a foreign language expert eventually.

Oct 19, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
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