How binge drinking leads to alcohol addiction

 A malfunctioning enzyme may be behind why people who love to binge drink on weekends or at parties are at a higher risk of alcohol addiction, scientists from Stanford University reported.

Quit smoking to stay sober

 If you are trying to stop drinking, giving up cigarettes would help you stay sober, suggests new research.

Lower drinking age linked to high school dropout rate

Amidst the calls to lower the legal age for drinking -- including in India where the permissible age is 25 -- a new study said the move could lead to high school dropout rates.

Alcoholism: Set of neurons urging constant drinking found

A new study has found the set of neurons responsible for alcohol consumption, suggesting that the cycle of alcoholism can be stopped.

You just can't avoid 'the morning after' hangover

Gorging on your favourite food or drinking water after alcohol intake will not prevent a hangover the next morning, interesting research has revealed.

Watch: Video of 'drunk cop' on Delhi metro goes viral

A video of an allegedly drunk policeman on the Delhi Metro has gone viral on social media.

Are you addicted to alcohol? This Indian-origin student might offer you a solution!

An Indian-American student has discovered promising new compounds that can reduce alcoholics' impulse to drink with a new drug that can be ready for the market in five to six years.

Even moderate drinkers are at high cancer risk

Even light to moderate drinking - up to one a day for women and up to two a day for men - may increase your risk of contracting cancer, especially if you are a smoker, says a new study.

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.