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Heavy drinking may impair cognitive function in elderly

A new study at Brown University in the US sought to elucidate the relations among age, heavy drinking, and neurocognitive function.

Five ways to lead a healthy life!

Leading a healthy lifestyle and staying fit both plays an important role in our lives.

Alcohol addiction may change neurocognitive skills in oldies

The negative consequences of heavy alcohol consumption on neurocognitive function gets worse with advanced age, the study said.

Quitting alcohol easier than trying to control drinking

People who aim to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence, a new study suggests.

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. 

Physical activities help to reduce harmful alcohol affects

Physical activities help to reduce harmful alcohol affects

 Exercising at basic physical activity levels -- 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity like walking and cycling -- may help to reduce harmful effects of drinking alcohol, a study has found.

Shocking! Illegal alcohol trader gets THIS punishment in Bihar – Watch Video

Shocking! Illegal alcohol trader gets THIS punishment in Bihar – Watch Video

The Bihar government had banned its sale after a huge public outcry.

Neuronal switch that turns off compulsive drinking urge

Researchers have found that inactivating a network of alcohol-linked neurons can switch off the urge for compulsive drinking.

What makes some people binge drink while others stay sober! Read inside

What makes some people binge drink while others stay sober! Read inside

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that strongly influences whether or not someone is likely to drink a lot of alcohol.

What makes some people binge drink while others stay sober

Alcohol can reduce firing of neurons or brain circuits, which is why it reduces anxiety and social inhibitions, and those who are less sensitive to motor-impairing effects of alcohol are likely to drink much, the researchers said.

People with alcohol addiction lack key enzyme: Scientists

 In people with alcohol dependence, the production of a key enzyme shuts down in brain cells and the deficiency leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, say researchers.

Lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes can also cut cancer risk: Experts

Appropriate changes in lifestyle have shown reduction in mortality and morbidity of both the diseases.

Need to cut down on drinking alcohol? Get hitched

Need to cut down on drinking alcohol? Get hitched

Being in a relationship could be wonderful in more ways than one. A new study indicates that people who are married, or cohabiting, generally tend to drink less - that's fewer drinks, and less frequently.

Five scientifically-proven ways to live longer!

Making few changes in your lifetyle can help you live longer and healthier. Here are a few tricks that'll add years to your life.

Beware! Rs 10,000 for drinking in public in Goa soon

Beware! Rs 10,000 for drinking in public in Goa soon

Bombarded with complaints about drinking of alcohol on beaches, roads and highways and in public areas by tourists, the Goa government on Monday introduced a new amendment to state excise law which recommends identification of 'no alcohol consumption zones' across Goa.

How alcohol and pot may influence your sexual behaviour

How alcohol and pot may influence your sexual behaviour

 While both alcohol and marijuana appear to potentially increase risk for unsafe sex, alcohol use may increase the likelihood of having sex with a stranger, leading to less post-sex satisfaction, suggests new research.

How alcohol and pot may influence your sexual behaviour

For the study, the researchers compared self-reported sexual experiences related to use of alcohol and marijuana. 

Wearing this tattoo can reveal your alcohol levels

Wearing this tattoo can reveal your alcohol levels

 Researchers have developed a flexible wearable sensor -- consisting of a temporary tattoo which sticks to the skin -- that can accurately measure a person's blood alcohol level from sweat.

Alcohol advertising may up drinking habit in adolescents

Alcohol advertising may up drinking habit in adolescents

Increased exposure to alcohol-related advertisements is raising the amount and frequency of drinking among adolescents, finds a study.

Here's what puts you at high risk for a heart attack!

 Understanding the risk factors and taking steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle early can help prevent a heart attack.