Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, they say.

Moderate drinking has health benefits for only some people

 A new study has observed that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease, but only for the 15 percent of the population that have a particular genotype.

Alcohol addiction recovery may trigger insomnia

For people in the early phases of recovery from alcohol addiction, insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem, says a study.

Women have higher risk of injury than men post-drinking

Woman who find alcohol hard to resist even after three standard drinks are more likely to suffer from injury when compared with men, shows new research that includes patients from India.

Stomach hormone triggers alcohol craving: Study

A hormone released by the stomach also has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving, a new study has found.

Teen binge drinking may have lasting effects on brain

Binge drinking in teenage can physically alter brain structure and its effects can last a lifetime, even after drinking has stopped, a new study has warned.

Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory.

Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk

Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, a research found.

Smoking hampers recovery during abstinence from alcohol

People who want to get rid of alcohol dependence but cannot quit smoking may not achieve full neuro-cognitive recovery, said a study.

How binge drinking harms the liver

An Indian-origin researcher has identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatment for alcohol-related liver diseases.

Michael Phelps going back to rehab following arrest for driving under influence
Michael Phelps going back to rehab following arrest for driving under influence

American swimming greatMichael Phelps is reportedly taking a break from the sport after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Alcohol increases risk of HPV infection in men

Men, who consume alcohol have a greater risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a study said.

Moderate alcohol intake could reduce sperm quality

Beware men, especially if you plan to father a child soon. A new research has now linked alcohol consumption to poor quality of sperm.

Michael Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge
Michael Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps was arrested Tuesday in his home state of Maryland for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, police said.

Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting

Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking.

Not worried about financial loss due to liquor bars' closure: Kerala CM

Continuing to defend the decision to close down bars in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said he did not care about the financial loss but worried about the social impact of liquor consumption.

Alcohol makes smiles more 'contagious': Study

Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, according to new research.

I nearly died due to heavy drinking: Phil Collins
I nearly died due to heavy drinking: Phil Collins


New York: Singer Phil Collins has revealed he turned to alcohol to fill a void after retiring from the music industry but almost died, developed pancreatitis and ended up in Alcoholics Anonymous as a result of his heavy boozing.

Age at first drink decides alcohol addiction among teens

An early onset of drinking is a risk factor for subsequent heavy drinking and negative outcomes among high school students, finds a new study.

Beware! Gym days fuel alcohol consumption

Now, you may know why you drink more on days when you hit the gym or attend aerobic classes at the neighbourhood park - as a reward for sweating out!