Irish kids having more sex, eating less sweets

A survey of more than 13,500 Irish children, aged eight to 17, found a drop in reported levels of smoking and drunkenness, but an increase in the number of older children who say they've had sex.

Make this a “happy” new year; avoid hangovers!

All you have to do is follow these tips to avoid a hangover this new year's eve

Gymming may be turning you into a boozer

Researchers found people wanted to extend the feel-good feeling of exercise.

Text messages can curb binge drinking in teenagers

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial has showed that a text message programme can significantly cut binge drinking episodes in teenagers.

Why hangovers get worse as we grow older

Hangover or veisalgia is usually experienced after an alcoholic over-indulgence.  

E-cigarette use can lead to problematic drinking

The study based on a survey of around 1400 people, also found that more women than men use e-cigarettes socially -- just opposite to the patterns seen in regular cigarette smoking.

Alcohol found to increase risk of breast cancer

A new study involving more than 300,000 female volunteers confirms a link between alcohol intake and breast cancer.

Excessive alcohol use draining US economy: Study

 Excessive drinking cost the US $249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink, a significant increase from $223.5 billion, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006, says a new study.

How binge drinking leads to alcohol addiction

 A malfunctioning enzyme may be behind why people who love to binge drink on weekends or at parties are at a higher risk of alcohol addiction, scientists from Stanford University reported.

Quit smoking to stay sober

 If you are trying to stop drinking, giving up cigarettes would help you stay sober, suggests new research.

Lower drinking age linked to high school dropout rate

Amidst the calls to lower the legal age for drinking -- including in India where the permissible age is 25 -- a new study said the move could lead to high school dropout rates.

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.

You just can't avoid 'the morning after' hangover

Gorging on your favourite food or drinking water after alcohol intake will not prevent a hangover the next morning, interesting research has revealed.

Watch: Video of 'drunk cop' on Delhi metro goes viral

A video of an allegedly drunk policeman on the Delhi Metro has gone viral on social media.

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.

Even moderate drinkers are at high cancer risk

Even light to moderate drinking - up to one a day for women and up to two a day for men - may increase your risk of contracting cancer, especially if you are a smoker, says a new study.

Love drinking? Raise a toast to moderation

Have you heard of "Holiday Heart Syndrome"? It happens when a non-drinker or a light drinker gives in to the weekend party mood and goes on a drinking spree.

Poor romantic relationships trigger drinking

Poor romantic relationships trigger drinking

If you are in the middle of a failing relationship but still depend on it to make yourself feel good, don't hang on. It may lead you to become an alcoholic, a study says.

Low level of education as dangerous as smoking

Estimating the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, researchers have determined that lacking education may be as deadly as being a current rather than former smoker.

People replace marijuana with alcohol at 21

A study of marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24 has revealed that marijuana users change over to alcohol at the age of 21.