Tag: Alcohol

Rural India Beats Urban In Alcohol & Tobacco Consumption

According to NFHS, Alcohol consumption in men & women is higher in rural India than urban India. According to the survey, 1% of women aged 15 and above drink alcohol, compared to 19% of men in the same age group.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

'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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Sexual minority youth at higher risk of drug use: Study

New York: Young people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at an increased risk of using substances such as alcohol, nicotine and marijuana, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, suggested that they are also at higher risk of poly substance use than their […]

There is no safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet

London: Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people. The findings showed that any health […]

Early-life alcohol intake may increase prostate cancer risk

New York: Consuming at least seven drinks of alcohol per week in your adolescence may increase the risk of high grade prostate cancer later, a new study has found. The study found that heavy alcohol intake at ages 15-19 was not associated with overall prostate cancer. However, consumption of at least seven drinks per week […]

Alcohol with energy drinks may worsen violence, risky behaviour

London: Do you consume alcohol with energy drinks just to counteract its sedative nature? If so, it can exacerbate the negative effects of binge drinking such as increasing violence and risky behaviour, finds a study. Mixing energy drinks with alcohol tricks users into feeling more awake and less drunk than they really are. However, the […]

Heavy drinking, abstinence from alcohol may up dementia risk

London: Middle aged people who abused alcohol or abstain from it may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study. However, the researchers warned that the results do not encourage people who do not drink to start drinking. “The findings strengthen the evidence that excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor […]

Alcohol may increase death risk in young TB patients

New York: Increased consumption of alcohol in people with tuberculosis (TB) may accelerate their risk of death, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have found. Chronic alcohol consumption modulates a host of immune defense mechanisms and increases susceptibility to infections with various pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) — the TB-causing bacterium. In the study, […]

Why do people get aggressive after drinking?

Sydney: Do you tend to get aggressive just after a peg or two? It is because certain areas in the brain that temper aggression shuts off, researchers say. In the study, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex — the brain area involved in tempering a person’s levels of aggression, cognitive […]

Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women

Colombo: Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said on Thursday. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera signed an excise notification gazette extraordinary under the Excise Ordinance revoking the ban, Xinhua news […]

Women block NH-53 demanding alcohol ban in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Women leading an anti-liquor movement staged a road blockade on National Highway 53 in Anandapur of Keonjhar district today demanding ban on sale of alcohol in the region. Moreover, the agitating women visited all the shops in the area as a part of their awareness campaign to stop sale of liquor. The protestors have […]

Insomnia linked to alcohol use by adolescents

New York: Are you in your early teens and have started drinking? Avoid doing so, as researchers claimed to have found that alcohol use among early adolescents may cause insomnia. “These findings indicate that insomnia may be a unique risk marker for alcohol use among young adolescents,” said Naomi Marmorstein, professor at Rutgers University-Camden in […]

Binge drinking, pot can make you a loser: Research

New York: If your teenaged is child addicted to alcohol and marijuana, then beware as for not only does it affect health but also makes one unsuccessful in life, warned researchers. Teenagers downing over 10 beers in one night and high on pot were less likely to go to college, get full-time work or even […]

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings: Study

New York: Drinking alcohol or smoking may not only damage teeth but also lead to increased incidences of failure in dental fillings, warned researchers. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, showed that within two years of the dental procedure, fillings failed more often in patients who drank alcohol, while the overall […]

Alcohol may boost foreign language skills

London: Struggling to gain efficiency in foreign language? According to a study, drinking a pint of beer may help you learn the new tongue much better. Researchers said it was well known that alcohol impairs cognitive, motor functions as well as executive mental functions, which include the ability to remember, pay attention and inhibit inappropriate […]

Brain's immune system could make us impulsive to drink alcohol

Sydney: Love to drown yourself in a peg of whiskey each evening? It may be due to impulsiveness of the brain’s immune system, according to a study. The findings showed a link between the brain’s immunity and the motivation to drink alcohol at night. This may be because our body’s circadian rhythms affect the “reward” […]