Alcoholism

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition and alcoholism are the key drivers of tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern India, a research based on Puducherry and Tamil Nadu has revealed.

Aug 24, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Neurons fired as the specific calcium channels at play, called L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (LTCCs), boosted the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA.

Apr 14, 2017, 00:35 AM IST
Researchers to come up with personalised treatment for alcoholism

Researchers to come up with personalised treatment for alcoholism

When given alcohol, both groups showed increased activity in a region of the brain called the central amygdala (CeA), but this activity was due to two completely different brain signaling pathways.

Apr 13, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Alcohol and weight: Does drinking make you fat?

Alcohol and weight: Does drinking make you fat?

People who consume or drink more than 30g of alcohol per day are more likely to gain weight.

Dec 16, 2016, 09:59 AM IST
Gene variant that curbs cravings for alcohol identified

Gene variant that curbs cravings for alcohol identified

The discovery of FGF21 could lead to a pill that could help alcoholics curb their cravings for alcohol.

Nov 29, 2016, 20:41 PM IST
How much you drink may depend on fellow drinkers

How much you drink may depend on fellow drinkers

Researchers have historically worked under the assumption that those who drink most alcohol incorrectly "imagine" everyone else also drinks to excess. 

Sep 14, 2016, 08:27 AM IST

Six ways alcohol affects your health!

 Drinking too much alcohol can lead to fatty liver, hepatitis and 'scarring' of the liver.

Aug 02, 2016, 16:42 PM IST

Alcoholism charge against Bhagwant Mann baseless: AAP

The AAP on Tuesday termed the charge of alcoholism against its MP Bhagwant Mann "baseless" and demanded the Parliament should have a system wherein lawmakers could be checked if they are drunk before they enter the complex.

Jul 27, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

Six Attapady tribal children selected for Sainik School

Scripting a new chapter in the tribal area of Kerala's Attapady, infamous for alcoholism and malnutrition, six children from the region have been selected for admission to the prestigious Sainik school here, thanks to a project taken up by its alumni.

Mar 17, 2016, 11:27 AM IST
I was suffering from bipolar disorder; it was scary, reveals Yo Yo Honey Singh

I was suffering from bipolar disorder; it was scary, reveals Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh talked about suffering from bipolar disorder and alcoholism. 

Mar 15, 2016, 12:05 PM IST

Decoding brain cells' moods may manage alcoholism: Study

These brain cells called Purkinje cells, located in the cerebellum at the base of the brain, are essential for our body's balance.

Oct 07, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Alcoholism: Set of neurons urging constant drinking found

A new study has found the set of neurons responsible for alcohol consumption, suggesting that the cycle of alcoholism can be stopped.

Sep 06, 2015, 10:39 AM IST

Are you addicted to alcohol? This Indian-origin student might offer you a solution!

An Indian-American student has discovered promising new compounds that can reduce alcoholics' impulse to drink with a new drug that can be ready for the market in five to six years.

Aug 19, 2015, 17:15 PM IST
Battling addiction? Get sober with this 'social' app

Battling addiction? Get sober with this 'social' app

 If you are struggling with alcoholism or other forms of addictions, here comes a smartphone app that aims to help by connecting you to a social network of sober people.

Aug 01, 2015, 15:57 PM IST
Matthew Perry wants to inspire more people to get sober

Matthew Perry wants to inspire more people to get sober

 "Friends" actor Matthew Perry, who has battled drugs and alcohol, says sobriety has led him to finally find "true happiness" in his life.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Drug to treat alcoholism could cure meth addiction

A drug being used to treat alcoholism may have an additional benefit. It may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine, an extremely addictive stimulant.

May 20, 2015, 11:46 AM IST

Alcoholism may cut short your life by eight years

Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study.

Apr 04, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

How underage binge-drinking may lead to increased anxiety, alcoholism in adults

A new study has revealed that binge-drinking during adolescence may affect adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes.

Apr 03, 2015, 10:58 AM IST

How drinking habit changes as we age

Frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially among men, reveals a new British study.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Have an alcoholic partner? Seek help online

An online interactive support programme has been found to help spouses of alcoholics cope with the stress of living with such a partner.

Mar 04, 2015, 15:18 PM IST