Asian pears could ward off hangovers

Heading out for a booze-fuelled night out? Drink pear juice to avoid a hangover!

Beat your alcohol addiction by getting married!

If you are young and already having a drinking problem, finding a partner to tie the knot may help you return to a normal life again.

Gout drugs can treat alcohol-induced liver disease

 Two commonly used gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation, a study says.

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.

Blood biomarker can reveal binge drinking

 A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, says a study.

UK teenager dies after reportedly ingesting 'laughing gas'

A teenager believed to have taken so-called laughing gas at a party in south-east London has died, police said today.

New police chief for racially torn Ferguson, Missouri

The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri appointed a new police chief on Wednesday, nearly a year after the police shooting of unarmed black man Michael Brown sparked weeks of sometimes violent protest.

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.

Agra: Three die after consuming toxic liquor

At least three people died while three others were admitted to a hospital for treatment after allegedly consuming toxic liquor.

Eye colour linked to alcohol dependence

People with blue eyes have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, says a study

Cases of drunken driving on the rise in Mumbai

In the past few days increasing cases of drunken driving have been reported in Mumbai.

Blue-eyed people more likely to become alcoholics

People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to an interesting new study.

Babulal Gaur at it again, says consuming alcohol is a status symbol, fundamental right
Babulal Gaur at it again, says consuming alcohol is a status symbol, fundamental right

Known for courting controversies by his various remarks, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur on Sunday left many activists bewildered when he said that consuming liquor is a status symbol and also a fundamental right.

We drink more when friends are around
We drink more when friends are around

Drinking with mates can push young adults into drinking more, a study from Queensland University of Technology in Australia confirms.

Complaint against DDCA for serving liquor on dry day

A complaint, purportedly by BJP MP Kirti Azad, has demanded action against Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials for allegedly serving alcohol on a dry day, in violation of the law.

Blood pressure drug may stop cocaine, alcohol addiction

Giving hopes to millions of addicts around the world, a drug helpful in treating high blood pressure is now effective in ceasing cocaine and alcohol addiction in animal models, new research says.

Mumbai hooch tragedy: Toxic alcohol consumption causing vision loss in many

People who have consumed the poisonous liquor are complaining of a partial to complete vision loss as a later side effect.

Toxic alcohol death toll rises to 95 in Mumbai

The number of those dead after consuming liquor in Mumbai's Malwani has increased to 95 as the police continued the manhunt for four bootleggers said to be involved in the illicit business.

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Mumbai hooch tragedy: Eight cops suspended, three arrested as toll crosses 50
Mumbai hooch tragedy: Eight cops suspended, three arrested as toll crosses 50

Eight personnel of Malwani police station were suspended on Friday in connection with hooch tragedy in which 53 people lost their lives.