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.

Poor romantic relationships trigger drinking
Poor romantic relationships trigger drinking

If you are in the middle of a failing relationship but still depend on it to make yourself feel good, don't hang on. It may lead you to become an alcoholic, a study says.

Low level of education as dangerous as smoking

Estimating the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, researchers have determined that lacking education may be as deadly as being a current rather than former smoker.

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.

Healthy lifestyle halves the risk of heart failure post age 65

 A new study has revealed that people who follow healthy lifestyle avoid obesity and are half likely to have heart failure than those who have zero or low-risk factors after turning 65.

This smartphone app will tell you when to stop drinking
This smartphone app will tell you when to stop drinking

A new smartphone app has been developed that will warn you if you go over the recommended maximum daily/weekly units of alcohol and this way you will be able to manage your alcohol intake.

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.

Govt may consider law to restrict use of river, ground water for drinking: Uma Bharti

Government may consider bringing in a legislation to restrict usage of river and ground water for drinking purpose while treated and rainwater could be used

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.

Angry India: Increasing incidents of road rage, parking issues

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

Alcohol-related Facebook posts trigger binge drinking

Do online posts about yourself influence your behaviour? Yes, says a new study.

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.

Muscle-building pills can cause testicular cancer

 Beware of those muscle-building pills and powders for a perfect shape. Alarming research shows that men who took muscle-building supplements reported a significantly higher risk of developing testicular cancer than men who did not take those.

Binge drinking as teenagers results in anxious adults

Binge drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development and have lasting effects on genes and the behaviour of an individual, says a new study led by an Indian-American psychiatrist.

Hospitalized alcoholics die 7.6 years earlier

A new study has revealed that alcohol-dependent hospital patients die from multiple morbidities 7.6 years earlier.

Kids who 'sip' alcohol may start drinking earlier

Parents, take note! Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they are in high school, a new study has warned.