Two or more drinks daily may damage heart in the elderly

Having two or more drinks daily may damage the heart of elderly people, a study has warned.

The world now has a billion smokers

Almost five percent of the world`s adult population (240 million people) have an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent (one billion people) smoke tobacco, new research on global addictive disorders has found.

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.

Binge-drinking behaviour tied to brain protein: Study

Lack of a brain protein could play a role in promoting binge drinking behaviour. 

Angry India: Increasing incidents of road rage, parking issues

India is afflicted with increasing incidents of road rage, drunken driving and parking issues.

Teen binge drinking has 'long-lasting' impact on memory, learning skills

A team of researchers has found that repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory.

Energy drinks-alcohol combo ups drinking abuse: Study

Teenagers who mix alcohol with energy drinks are four times more likely to face a drinking problem disorder than those who have tried alcohol but never mixed it with an energy drink, a new study says.

Binge drinking dramatically ups mortality rate

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

Alcohol has lasting impact on memory in teenagers

Drinking alcohol heavily during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in parts of the brain that control learning and memory, says a study.

New smartphone app may help tackle alcohol dependence

A smartphone app designed specifically to help Australians reduce their dependence on alcohol has been launched.

Just 1-2 alcoholic drinks per day may cause liver disease

A new study has linked drinking just 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per day to liver disease.

Be aware of fatty liver disease, can lead to cancer

Rampant downing of alcohol and increasing prevalence of obesity would in a few decades lead to patients with fatty liver disease requiring transplants surpassing those of hepatitis B and C, say experts.

'Tobacco, alcohol most common substances used by streetkids'

Tobacco and alcohol have been found to be most common substances used by street children, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi informed Parliament on Friday.

Substance abuse common among street children: Study

Tobacco and alcohol followed by cannabis and inhalants, sedatives, heroin and opium are the most common items of substance abuse among children on streets, according to a study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

HC seeks Centre's reply on PIL to ban songs promoting alcohol
HC seeks Centre's reply on PIL to ban songs promoting alcohol

The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking an immediate ban on songs that promote use of drugs and alcohol.

New sensor to prevent drunk driving

A new sensor that can sniff out when a driver is drunk from their sweat and prevent them from driving has been developed.

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.

'Andaman Islands authorities failed to end human safaris to Jarawa tribe'

A London-based charity on Monday alleged that Andaman Islands authorities have failed to end "human safaris" to the vulnerable Jarawa tribe by their self-imposed deadline of March 2015.

Kerala launches campaign to end alcohol, drug abuse

The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign "Subodham" to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse.

Former MVP Josh Hamilton escapes sanction for drug relapse
Former MVP Josh Hamilton escapes sanction for drug relapse

Former American League Most Valuable Player Josh Hamilton can`t be sanctioned by Major League Baseball for a relapse into drug abuse, an arbitrator ruled on Friday.