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Tag: Alcohol

Alcohol
Even 40ml Liquor Daily May Put You At Death Risk

Toronto: Moderate drinkers, beware. Even consuming 350ml of beer, 140ml of wine or 40ml of liquor daily within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalisation and death, researchers have warned. Moderate drinkers “are not insulated from harm,” said researchers led by Adam Sherk from Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of […]

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Young women more affected by alcohol use than men

New York: Female college students are more likely to depend on alcohol to improve mental well-being, say researchers, adding that the young women appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics. “Cognitive aptitudes of young women appear to be more affected than for men […]

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Zomato begins home delivery of liquor in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid chaos over liquor sale in Odisha, Foodtech unicorn Zomato on Tuesday announced the start of its alcohol home delivery service in the State. Starting with Bhubaneswar, Zomato said it will soon expand to other cities like Rourkela, Balasore, Balangir, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Cuttack. “We’re happy to be of service to our users in […]

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Binge Drinking Can Lead To Drunkorexia In Young Women

Sydney: Whether it is Mojito or a simple glass of fizz, if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk because binge drinking can contribute to drunkorexia, say researchers in a study that involved young women. Drunkorexia is a damaging and dangerous behaviour […]

Alcohol
Liquor Sale: SC Asks States To Consider Home Delivery

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state governments should consider online sale or home delivery of liquor during the nationwide lockdown that’s in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL […]

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Heavy Drinking Hampers Decision-Making The Next Day

London: Drinking too much? Stop it right now. Researchers warn that heavy drinkers or people with a hangover have less ability decision-making the following day. When hungover, individuals have a reduced ability to retain information in their short-term memory – for example retaining a telephone number whilst taking a message at the same time. They […]

Alcohol-Consumption
Liquor Consumption Increases Risk Of COVID-19 Infection

Hyderabad: On the eve of the World Liver Day, being observed amid the coronavirus pandemic, medical experts have warned that excessive liquor consumption weakens the immune system, making one more vulnerable to infections like COVID-19. A substance called ethanol or ethyl alcohol present in alcoholic beverages harms the immune system of an individual. Other toxic […]

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Exposure To Alcohol Ads Can Lead To Teenage Drinking

New York: Researchers have found that exposure to alcohol advertising changes teens’ attitudes about alcohol and can cause them to start drinking. In the study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, researchers used a framework developed to show causality between tobacco advertising and youth smoking and applied it to alcohol advertising. […]

Poor Sleep Quality
Food We Eat During Day Impacts Our Night Sleep

London: A sleep expert in the UK says the food we eat during the day can have an impact on each one of us when we go to bed, a media report said. In a recent study by Sealy UK, over 65 per cent of the 2,058 Britain citizens surveyed had admitted to waking up […]

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Man Kills Alcoholic Son After Quarrel In Odisha

Berhampur: Unable to bear with his alcoholic and unemployed son’s constant demand for money, a 50-year-old man allegedly hacked him to death in Odisha’s Ganjam district, the police said on Tuesday. The father was arrested from Kerikerijhola village under Sheragada police station limit on the charge of the killing that occurred on Monday night. Inspector […]

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Frequent Drinking More Harmful Than Binges

Seoul: Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and raises the risk of stroke by five-fold. Symptoms include palpitations, racing or irregular pulse, shortness of breath, […]

Russian Alcohol Consumption Down 43%: WHO Report

Moscow: Alcohol consumption in Russia decreased by 43 per cent from 2003 to 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) report said. The report attributed the decline in what was considered to be one of the heaviest-drinking countries in the world to a series of alcohol-control measures implemented by the state, especially under then President Dmitri […]

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A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk

New York: A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers. COMT is the name of a gene that helps the body manage dopamine, a chemical that is released when a person drinks alcohol or takes a drug like amphetamine. The research by William R. Lovallo […]

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'Drunk' woman creates ruckus on Bhubaneswar street

Bhubaneswar: A lot of commuters today had a harrowing time after a woman created ruckus near Delta Chhak area in the Smart city Bhubaneswar. The woman, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, was seen creating public nuisance. The entire drama lasted for over 30 minutes. As the woman hurled abuses, nobody dared to […]

16 crore people in India consume alcohol: Minister

New Delhi: Alcohol is the most common psychoactive substance used by Indians followed by cannabis and opioids, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday. Making a statement in response to a calling attention motion introduced by BJP MP RK Sinha, Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said over 16 crore people in the country […]

Second-Hand-drinking
Second-hand drinking as bad as second-hand smoke

New York: Just like second-hand smoking, society needs to combat the second-hand effects of drinking as millions of people are suffering alcohol’s harm because of someone else’s drinking, warn a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. An analysis of US national survey data showed that some 21 per cent of women and 23 per cent […]

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Bullied at workplace? It can change behaviour for worse

London: If you are bullied at the workplace, it may lead to counterproductive behaviour besides harming your health, warn researchers. The study showed that in some cases this is characterised by a lack of problem-solving and high avoidance coping strategies like drinking alcohol when having a problem and experiencing very frequent negative emotions. “Overall, our […]

Summer-Vacation
Out to enjoy this Summer Vacation? First follow the tips to stay hydrated!

Summer vacation fills one with all the excitement. This is only time in India when one have the luxury of a stretched out break that gives an elbow room to plan for some cool outings. People, certainly, plan for family vacations, outdoor water sports, swimming, biking, and even a hangout at beach or exploring the […]

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Are you 'Expecting'! Here is tips for first-time mothers' and your Baby

Are you pregnant? Congratulations! The excitement of being a mother is incomparable. But, alongside, numerous thoughts must be streaming in your mind. It is likely to develop the urge to learn everything-good and bad, about pregnancy. As you are stepping into an incredible journey of bringing an angel into your life, you must be aware […]

Skin cancer
Obesity, alcohol may up breast cancer risk: Study

Sydney: Drinking one alcoholic drink daily as well as being overweight can increase the risk of developing breast cancer, warns a study of over two lakh women. “That means that consequently, even relatively small preventable proportions translate into large numbers of preventable breast cancers,” said Maarit Laaksonen, from the University of New South Wales in […]

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Hearing loss before 50 may increase drug abuse risk

New York: People below 50 years who suffer from hearing loss are more likely to misuse opioids, alcohol and other drugs than their peers who have no such disorder, say researchers. The findings showed adults under 35 years with a hearing loss were 2.5 times more likely to have a prescription opioid use disorder. In […]

Stop-drinking
A brain circuit can help reverse craving for liquor

New York: Scientists have found that they can reverse the urge to drink alcohol, finds a study, which may open the door to developing drug or gene therapies to control alcohol addiction. The team at US-based Scripps Research used a laser treatment to temporarily inactivate a specific neuron, which not only reversed alcohol-seeking behaviour but […]

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Baripada youth sets out on foot to Bhubaneswar for Alcohol-Free Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In an innovative move, a youth from Baripada town in Odisha has embarked on a journey on foot to spread awareness about the perils of alcohol amongst the millennials as well as the elderly. Seeking an alcohol free state, the youth- Anshuman Das will end his journey at Bhubaneswar after submitting a memorandum to […]

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Researchers identify gene for treatment of alcoholism

New York: Researchers have identified a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism, according to a new study on mice. Researchers at Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) in the US discovered a gene that had lower expression in the brains of non-human primates which voluntarily consumed […]

Diabetes
Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

London: People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found. The increased risk of death from these causes may be related to the mental health of patients, which may be adversely affected by the psychological burden of living with and self-treating this debilitating […]

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