Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace

With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours.

Why some people can't resist alcohol

Researchers from the Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol while others do not.

Race and gender influence use of drugs, drinking, smoking among teens

A new study has observed that cigarette use among white teenagers is substantially higher than among black and Hispanic teenagers, especially at 18 years old.

Now, necklace that tracks your food, drink consumption to prevent overeating

A new smart necklace has been recently developed that tracks people's food and drink consumption to prevent overeating.

How drinking habit changes as we age

Frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially among men, reveals a new British study.

'Love hormone' also prevents you from getting drunk

A new study has revealed that love or cuddle hormone called Oxytocin may play a crucial role in blocking the effects of alcohol.

Drinking funny, attractive in Youtube videos

In the YouTube universe, consuming alcohol is funny, drinkers are attractive and consequences minimal, a new study has found.

Low IQ ups risk of heavy drinking among men
Low IQ ups risk of heavy drinking among men

A lower IQ is clearly associated with greater and riskier drinking among young adult men, a research has found.

Young men with lower IQ likelier to drink more

A new study has examined that young adult men with lower IQ are likelier to drink more.

Daily drinking ups risk of alcoholic cirrhosis

Investigators have now established that alcohol drinking pattern has a significant influence on the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and that daily drinking increases that risk compared with drinking less frequently.

Genes, environment play role in 'drinking' during adolescence and beyond

Your genes and environment contribute to the link between you drinking alone, and under peer pressure.

Long working hours can lead to risky alcohol use

People who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work normal weeks worldwide, finds a global study spanning across 14 countries.

Bill Cosby jokingly warns woman about 'drinking' around him during show

 Bill Cosby, during his recent show in Canada, jokingly warned a woman in the audience to be careful about drinking around him.

Breathalysers may not accurately detect alcohol levels
Breathalysers may not accurately detect alcohol levels

The ability of some breathalysers widely sold to the UK public to detect potentially unsafe levels of breath alcohol for driving, varies considerably, according to a new study.

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.