In dry state Gujarat, liquor emerges as a medicine!
In dry state Gujarat, liquor emerges as a medicine!

Gujarat may be the first Indian state to implement total liquor prohibition in 1958, but alcohol is slowly emerging as a medicine for some of the state residents.

Alcohol intake may up breast cancer risk: Study

 Alcohol intake increases the chances of developing breast cancer and this risk quadruples with the intake of each daily glass of wine or beer, a new study has warned.

'Proper eye care, food habits can prevent vision loss'

Many eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms, but a dilated exam can detect eye diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs.

Vitamin A linked to alcoholic liver disease development

 Counteracting alcohol's effect on vitamin A levels in the liver may lead to novel treatments for alcoholic liver disease, suggests new research.

Ladies, beware of alcohol! 

Alcohol consumption by young women may result in unexpected, unintended and unsafe sexual encounters.

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.

What is bad for your heart can also shrink brain

Researchers have identified how specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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.

Sleep problems linked to alcohol consumption in teenagers

Teenagers who sleep less or stay awake late in the night are significantly more likely to consume alcohol and marijuana as compared to their peers who report better sleep patterns, says a new research.

Binge drinking is major risk in some countries, says OECD

Binge drinking is emerging as a major hazard for the young in some countries, including India and China, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday in its first probe into alcohol abuse.

Nine of world's 10 most obese countries are in Pacific

Figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that nine of the 10 countries with the highest levels of obesity in the world are in the Pacific Islands region, New Zealand media reported Tuesday.

Binge drinking dramatically ups mortality rate

A new study has provided a link between drinking behaviors with the overall mortality rate.

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, says a study.

HIV-infected men more sensitive to alcohol

Men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS need fewer drinks to feel the effects of alcohol than uninfected men, says a new study.

Indonesian lawmakers propose bill to ban alcohol consumption: Report

Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world`s largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post said on Tuesday.

Binge drinking as teenagers results in anxious adults

Binge drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development and have lasting effects on genes and the behaviour of an individual, says a new study led by an Indian-American psychiatrist.

Low IQ tied to greater drinking among young men

A lower IQ is associated with greater and riskier drinking among young adult men, a new study has found.

Long working hours can lead to risky alcohol use

People who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work normal weeks worldwide, finds a global study spanning across 14 countries.

Middle-aged Britons curb drinking for health

Health-related fears have pushed most middle-aged drinkers in Britain to lower their alcohol consumption to a great extent, finds a survey.

Alcohol consumption linked to better memory in elderly

Light alcohol consumption is associated with higher episodic memory - the ability to recall memories of events - in people 60 and older who do not have dementia, scientists have found.