Alcohol abuse

Anti-anxiety drug can reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol

The findings showed that tandospirone can help our brains reboot and reverse the damage on the regeneration of brain cells, caused by heavy alcohol consumption.

Feb 09, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

How does alcohol cause cancer? Mouse study reveals all

For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol.

Jan 04, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

Drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week can cause skin problems: Study

The scientists found that while the hangover can subside after 24 hours, the effects on the skin for a woman aged 40 can last 28 days.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Women with chronic alcohol abuse at risk of developing brain dysfunction

It revealed that chronic alcohol abuse killed most neural stem cells as well as reduced the production and development of new nerve cells.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:42 PM IST

Scientists debunk 'happy drunk' myth

Researchers found that participants' ratings indicated change in all five of the major personality factors.

May 16, 2017, 21:19 PM IST

Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Neurons fired as the specific calcium channels at play, called L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (LTCCs), boosted the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA.

Apr 14, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Gay, bisexual adults more prone to smoke, alcohol abuse

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults were more likely to indulge in heavy drinking and smoking.

Jul 03, 2016, 19:54 PM IST

Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes

The per capita consumption of alcohol in India increased 38 percent, from 1.6 litres in 2003-05 to 2.2 litres in 2010-12.

May 25, 2016, 12:58 PM IST

25% Indian men indulge in sexual abuse: Survey

A new study has found that children in India are more exposed to risk factors that make them sexually violent later in life.

Oct 30, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Psycho prisoners more likely to indulge in violent crimes

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and alcohol and drug abuse are more likely to commit a violent crime after release than other prisoners.

Sep 03, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

Matthew Perry wants to inspire more people to get sober

 "Friends" actor Matthew Perry, who has battled drugs and alcohol, says sobriety has led him to finally find "true happiness" in his life.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

High rate of drinking among Chinese teens: Survey

 More than half of middle school students in China have consumed alcohol, according to a new survey into the drinking behaviours of Chinese students.

Jun 09, 2015, 14:55 PM IST

I am very fortunate: Jon Hamm on rehab stint

Fresh from completing his rehab stint for alcohol abuse, Jon Hamm opened up about the process he had to deal with.

Mar 27, 2015, 08:38 AM IST

Jon Hamm finished rehab stay before 'Mad Men' premiere

Actor Jon Hamm finished his rehab stint for alcohol addiction just days before the premiere of the final episodes of the American period drama television series "Mad Men".

Mar 26, 2015, 20:08 PM IST

Compulsive habits may be product of brain running amuck

 A new study has revealed that misfiring of the brain's habit control system may be behind the compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dec 21, 2014, 11:04 AM IST

Smoking hampers alcohol abuse treatment

Smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, says a study, adding that it puts people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.

Dec 09, 2014, 12:55 PM IST

Frank Stallone checks into rehab for alcohol abuse

Singer-songwriter Frank Stallone, the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone has checked into a rehab to focus on his health and well-being.

Jul 10, 2014, 12:58 PM IST

Just 11 genes could help predict alcoholism risk

Researchers have suggested that a group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism.

May 22, 2014, 09:51 AM IST

Lucky to be here: Tom Hardy on alcohol abuse

British actor Tom Hardy says he is lucky to be alive after being addicted to alcohol and other illegal substances.

Apr 12, 2014, 08:53 AM IST

Kids inherit drug, alcohol habits from parents

A new study has revealed that kids can inherit drug and alcohol abuse habits from their parents.

Mar 21, 2014, 17:00 PM IST