alcohol abuse

Heavy drinking negates recovery from trauma


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Heavy drinkers not only face a higher risk of car accidents and domestic violence, but alcohol also actually rewires the brain, negating recovery from a traumatic ... Read more...

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Russia bans award-winning film over ‘porn’


August 19th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia, prompting allegations of censorship.The film, "Clip", was ... Read more...

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British travel advisory on theft, drugs in Goa


June 26th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) A British travel advisory has identified the Goan beach villages of Calangute and Candolim as hubs of theft and bag-snatching gangs.The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisory, ... Read more...

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Brain altering drug calms fears also


June 13th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to calm fears with a drug that alters brain chemistry and help in understanding people at risk of anxiety disorders, including ... Read more...

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One in eight British adults dies of alcohol


May 17th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) One in eight deaths of British adults under the age of 64 is caused due to alcohol, an international conference on tackling problem drinking has been ... Read more...

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Witherspoon attends parents’ court hearing


May 12th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon appeared in court to attend her feuding parents' hearing, after her mother alleged that her father wed another woman while still married ... Read more...

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Canada’s cancer death rate declines


May 10th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 10 (IANS) Canada's cancer death rate declined over the past 19 years thanks to healthy lifestyles, improvements in screening and early detection, statistics released by the Canadian Cancer ... Read more...

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Alcohol more harmful for women


May 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks like liver and heart diseases ... Read more...

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Moscow set to curb drinking, have less liquor stores


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a country known for its hard drinking habits that President Dmitry Medvedev once termed a "national disaster", there is a move now to curb ... Read more...

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Rodney King is under house arrest for reckless driving


February 29th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rodney King accepted a plea bargain that saw him avoid going to jail for reckless driving. He pleaded guilty and was given 20 days home detention ... Read more...

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South African footballer stabbed to death


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 22 (IANS) South African footballer Jeffrey Ntuka was stabbed to death Saturday, a football website said.The stabbing took place in a nightclub in the 26-year-old Ntuka's hometown ... Read more...

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Beer may return to Russian stadiums: Putin


January 20th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to consider lifting the current ban on sale and advertisement of beer at football stadiums in Russia, ... Read more...

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A few pegs can produce sense of euphoria


January 16th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Drinking alcohol releases endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of euphoria.Endorphins are compounds produced naturally in the brain, triggered by exercise, consumption of ... Read more...

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Keith Richards undergoes laser eye surgery


January 7th, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has undergone laser eye surgery to get rid of his glasses.The legendary rocker has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse, and ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan may suffer mental problems


December 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) At least one in five British soldiers -- or 20 percent -- serving in Afghanistan will suffer from some mental illness after leaving the battlefield, a ... Read more...

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Sarah Harding spotted with mystery man


December 6th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Singer Sarah Harding was spotted strolling hand-in-hand with an "attractive" man whose identity is unknown.The 30-year-old Harding and her latest beau were wrapped up during their ... Read more...

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Kate Major enters rehab


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Kate Major, ex-girlfriend of Michael Lohan, has reportedly checked into rehab to be treated for alcoholism.Major has entered a facility in Boca Raton, Florida, to be ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan posing nude for Playboy


October 25th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan has reportedly agreed to strip naked for the adult magazine Playboy in exchange for $1 million. Playboy was reportedly forced to ... Read more...

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India faces huge donor crunch in liver transplants: Experts


October 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is facing a huge donor crunch in liver transplants -- of the nearly 20,000 needy patients, only 500 are able to get them, according ... Read more...

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Immune cells govern response to alcohol


September 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Your immune cells could be governing your response to alcohol -- a finding that could help reduce alcohol dependence.Mark Hutchinson, research fellow at the University of ... Read more...

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Russians need good wine, not vodka : Medvedev


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's winemaking industry should be developed to help tackle widespread alcohol abuse, President Dmitry Medvedev has said."Winemaking is one of the branches that should be ... Read more...

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Reservists back from war may have mental problems


August 20th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British Army reserves returning from war-torn Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely to have mental health problems in comparison to full-time troops, as they have to ... Read more...

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Keith Urban’s fragrance inspired by ‘Hard Times’


August 9th, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Singer Keith Urban, who named the debut scent 'Phoenix', says it is inspired by his battle with sobriety.The country singer checked into a clinic to ... Read more...

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British police kept 150 murder victims’ organs


July 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Two police departments in Britain secretly kept brains and hearts of at least 150 murder victims for years and did not inform their families, an official ... Read more...

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Sheen’s ex heading back to rehab


July 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen's estranged wife, Broke Mueller, has decided to go to a rehabilitation centre in Mexico to get rid of her drug addiction.Mueller is heading ... Read more...

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Brooke Mueller completes rehab stint


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller has finished her 45-day treatment programme at a rehab centre.Mueller, who has endured a long drug and alcohol abuse ... Read more...

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Magic can predict future, spread social messages: Indian magician (With Image)


June 10th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) In the age of rapid communication, magic can be a medium to spread social messages, says Indian illusionist Gopinath Muthukad, who won a prestigious international ... Read more...

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Under 25 can’t drink alcohol, Bollywood reacts


June 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) While many in Bollywood have rubbished the recent decision of the Maharshtra government to raise the eligibility age for drinking alcohol from 21 to 25, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra raises minimum age for alcohol consumption


June 1st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) In an attempt to discourage youngsters from consuming alcohol, the Maharashtra government Wednesday raised the minimum age for drinking beer from 18 to 21 years ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Jeff Conaway’s health condition is grim


May 24th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New reports on the health of Jeff Conaway say the actor’s recovery from pneumonia remains “increasingly grim.” A source cited in the report said a blood ... Read more...

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Russian schools may launch mandatory drug tests


May 17th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mandatory drug tests in schools may soon be introduced in Russia if substance abuse among schoolchildren does not come to a halt, the country's top ... Read more...

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i-Phone’s drink-counter app to monitor alcohol intake


May 4th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Queensland are involved in developing a mobile phone application to help young people control their drinking.As part of its research into strategies against ... Read more...

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Wood’s girlfriend quits drinking to support him


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Singer Ronnie Wood's girlfriend Ana Araujo has given up drinking to help him quit bad habits."She gave up drinking... she used to drink a glass of wine ... Read more...

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I blew $20m on drugs and booze, says Steven Tyler


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 02 (ANI): The Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has revealed that he has spent 20million dollars on drugs, leaving himself almost penniless from spending so much money on cocaine and heroin.Tyler, ... Read more...

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