It's official! Heavy-drinking smokers find it harder to 'kick the butt'

 Scientists have now confirmed that people who drink heavily in addition to smoking, cannot quit cigarettes easily.

UK court finds drinking while pregnant is not a crime

 A British court on Thursday ruled that heavy drinking during pregnancy should not be considered a "crime of violence" against the child in a case that had raised concerns about criminalising mothers.

Here's how dogs drink water
Here's how dogs drink water

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into why dogs splash and spill water while drinking.

Drug to reduce side-effects of 'binge drinking' developed

Scientists have developed and tested a drug that could reduce the harmful side-effects of binge drinking.

Physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool
Physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that "cats rule and dogs drool" have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking. 

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, US study finds

Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor.

Women have higher risk of injury than men post-drinking

Woman who find alcohol hard to resist even after three standard drinks are more likely to suffer from injury when compared with men, shows new research that includes patients from India.

Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk

Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, a research found.

Teenage self-harm leads to mental problems in adulthood

Those who inflict harm upon themselves as teenagers face an increased risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, a research has revealed.

Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

Man with Google Glass had 'Internet addiction disorder'

A 31-year-old American was treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device, doctors said.

Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting

Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking.

Age at first drink decides alcohol addiction among teens

An early onset of drinking is a risk factor for subsequent heavy drinking and negative outcomes among high school students, finds a new study.

I can absorb 14 bottles of wine per day, says Gerard Depardieu
I can absorb 14 bottles of wine per day, says Gerard Depardieu

 Gerard Depardieu recently revealed that he can drink around 14 bottles of wine per day, it has been reported.

A village in Rajasthan free from smoking and drinking

The Sirohi village in Rajasthan is free smoking and drinking. the village is free from all kinds of toxication.

Overhydration in athletes can lead to death

It was recently revealed that drinking too much water and sports drinks could be fatal for athletes.

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.

Drinking part of Goa`s culture, no prohibition: BJP leader

Prohibition cannot come in Goa because drinking is part of Goa`s culture, BJP state vice-president Wilfred Mesquita said on Friday.

Threefold surge in male teenage drinking in India: Study

Revealing an alarming trend, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher has reported a threefold surge in the number of male teenagers drinking alcohol in India, especially in urban cities and poorer households.

`Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking`

Reducing alcohol`s affordability is the most effective way to reduce alcohol-related harm in people, says a study.