Gene decides why some people avoid alcohol

In case of alcohol, variation in bitter taste does get more complex because alcoholic beverages contain flavours and tastes that may mask any aversive effects of bitterness.

First app to tell if alcohol-related tremors are real or fake

Scientists have developed the world's first app to measure strength of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal, providing guidance to direct treatment decisions.

Genes may put some people at increased risk of hangovers

Hungover after a wild night of partying? Blame 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.

`Impulsive, hopeless` kids likelier to become binge drinkers

Researchers have discovered a variety of factors like impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking traits, lack of conscientiousness, with 70 percent accuracy that determines that kids will become binge drinkers.

Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuse and advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs.

Zac Efron ready to date post rehab stint

`High School Musical` star Zac Efron is reportedly ready for a relationship again, following his stint in a rehab for rumoured substance abuse and alcoholism.

Just 11 genes could help predict alcoholism risk

Researchers have suggested that a group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism.

`Alcohol use in movies drive young adults to drink more`

Exposure to alcohol use in movies can encourage drinking in young people, a significant research shows.

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.

Anti-seizure drug may help reduce alcohol consumption

A new study has found that anti-seizure drug ezogabine reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model.

Tom Hardy couldn`t handle Hollywood

Tom Hardy has said that he couldn`t handle Hollywood when he first found fame.

Rodman checks into rehab center

Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.

Alcoholism: Why it is bad for your health

Drinking alcohol can be enjoyable and is a socially acceptable activity in many parts of the world, but it can also influence you and your lives.

Alcohol use can lead to death, disability

Researchers have shown that alcohol abuse severely impacts health of addicts and has significant risks and minimum benefits.

Gene that ups alcoholism risk discovered

Scientists have discovered a gene mutation responsible for excessive alcohol drinking, a finding that could lead to potential new treatments for alcoholism.

39 genes behind alcoholism identified

Hooked on alcohol? Your genes may be to blame!
Scientists have identified a group of 39 genes that together are strongly associated with alcoholism.

What goes around inside an alcoholic`s mind

A new study suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol.

Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: Study

Despite fears that exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would worsen alcoholism, a new study found that doctors can safely treat both conditions at the same time.

What makes an alcoholic drink more!

People at high risk for alcohol-use problems showed a greater dopamine response in a brain pathway that increases desire for rewards than those who are at lower risk, a new study has revealed.