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.

Don't let your kids 'sip' a drink at home

It may appear fine to you if your kids ask for a sip as you enjoy your drink at home or in a bar but this sip may cost you dearly later in life. According to researchers from Rhode Island-based Brown University, children who get a taste of their parents' drinks now and then are more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school.

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.