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.

Binge drinking in pregnancy hurts child's mental health

A new study has revealed that binge drinking during pregnancy can negatively affect mental health of child aged 11 and deteriorates his school performance.

Study reveals the roots of alcohol addiction

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Washington: Millions of people around the world struggle with their excessive dependence on alcohol. A new research on this form of addiction has thrown some light into the cellular mechanism linked with it.

Genes may influence hangover chances

Know why you get a hangover after a night of drinking while some of your friends do not? Blame it on your genes.

Cheers! Rule of thumb can control drinking

Did you ever try using a rule of thumb such as a half-glass rule or a two-fingers-from-the-top rule when pouring wine? Do this if you want to keep your weight in check.

Mother`s alcohol consumption may make kids dull

Expecting mothers may give their drinking glass a goodbye kiss as researchers have found that parental alcohol exposure weakens brain activation in their children.

Drinking in middle age doubles memory impairment risks

A new study has revealed that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.

Moderate alcohol consumption fuels risk of atrial fibrillation

A new research has shown that the moderate consumption of wine and hard liquor alcohol might be associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia.

Meds can help people with alcohol use disorders cut drinking

Researchers have said that several medications can help people with alcohol use disorders maintain abstinence or reduce drinking.

Urine test to detect alcohol use by liver transplant recipients

Liver transplant recipients who relapse to alcohol have a poorer survival rate than abstinent patients, medical evidence suggests.

Weekend drinking may not be good for your DNA

A team of researchers, who analysed the effect of weekend alcohol consumption on the lipids comprising cell membrane and its genetic material, have found that doing so may affect their DNA.

Why non-drinkers have higher mortality rates

A new study has explored why non-drinkers have a higher mortality risk than people who are light drinkers.

Baldness drug curbs alcohol consumption in men

A researcher at the George Washington University (GW) found that men who used the medication finasteride (Propecia) and developed persistent sexual side effects, are also drinking less alcohol than before.

How alcohol consumption ups risk of chronic pancreatitis

A new study has found a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption.