alcohol consumption

Kerala women fish vendors don’t know of birds and bees


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) Kerala might have the highest literacy rate in the country, but a study among women fish vendors in six fishing regions in the state showed that ... Read more...

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Indonesian bus drivers face drug tests for Eid


August 14th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming festival of Eid al-Fitr, bus drivers in pre-dominantly Islamic Indonesia are being made to undergo tests for drugs and alcohol consumption and ... Read more...

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Poor mental health linked to reduced lifespan


August 1st, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) People with poor mental health may have a shorter lifespan, according to a large-scale population based study.Researchers from University College London (UCL) and University of ... Read more...

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TV addiction boosts diabetes risk among elderly


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are aged 60 or above.The study, ... Read more...

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‘US college women gravitate towards hookah’


July 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) One out of four college women in the US are gravitating towards the hookah, which originated in India and Persia, and many of them mistakenly believe ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Two Iranians sentenced to death over booze


June 26th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Iranian province of Khorasan has sentenced two local men to death after they were caught drinking alcohol for the third time, ... Read more...

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Unhealthy lifestyle does not affect sperm quality: Study


June 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled, says latest research. Current guidelines warn infertile men about the dangers of ... Read more...

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Alcohol can trigger dangerous palpitations


June 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) "Holiday heart syndrome," first coined in 1978, refers to patients who experience a potentially dangerous form of palpitation after excessive drinking, especially during winter holidays. The ... 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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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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‘High proportion of HIV+ women report domestic abuse’


May 6th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 6 (IANS) A high proportion of HIV positive women report domestic violence than HIV negative women, says a latest study by the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.Conducted ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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Peg or two lowers risk of liver disease


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume a peg or two daily are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-alcoholics with the same ... Read more...

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Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

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Teens keeping late nights might be into risky behaviour


March 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Thirty-six percent of teens, especially 15-year-old boys and girls, don't tell parents where they were at night, even though they might be into in risky behaviour ... Read more...

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Teens junking healthy lifestyle kiss happiness away


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Teenagers junking a healthy lifestyle for drinks, cigarettes and fast food become morose versions of their healthier, happier cousins and also get involved in risky behaviour. ... Read more...

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Man kills wife nagging him to give up drugs


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 36-year-old property dealer in west Delhi was arrested for murdering his wife, who was repeatedly urging him to give up his drugs habit, said ... Read more...

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Awareness key to beating breast cancer, say experts (Feb 4 is World Cancer Day)


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) In India, almost 80 percent of breast cancer patients are in an advanced stage when they come to a hospital, say doctors. Among the prime ... Read more...

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Wine’s role ambiguous in protecting heart


January 31st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) Do white and red wine, the latter touted for its many health benefits, really stave off heart disease? The jury is still out on that one. ... Read more...

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Tiny alcohol amounts double worm’s life


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Tiny portions of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm known as C elegans.The ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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Alcohol consumption drops in Russia


December 29th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has seen a fall in alcohol sales over the past two years from 18 liters to 15 liters per capita a year, a minister ... Read more...

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Liquor gives a kick, but may also kick in unsafe sex


December 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) Alcohol consumption, which gives a high, has long been associated with unsafe sex. Now, a new study directly relates it to HIV infection.In spite of ... Read more...

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Love your wine? Strawberries can help!


October 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) There's some good news for those who can't help resist the sight of liquor -- taking strawberries could minimise damage to stomach lining caused by alcohol. ... Read more...

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Intoxication fuels sexual aggression


September 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Short tempered men are most likely to commit acts of sexual aggression when intoxicated, says a research."Having a more precise understanding of alcohol's role in sexual ... Read more...

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Imran preparing to file PIL against drinking age rule


August 13th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The grand success of "Delhi Belly" followed by the promotion of Yash Raj Films' "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" hasn't deterred actor Imran Khan in his pursuit ... Read more...

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British women more prone to cancer across Europe


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British women are more likely to develop cancer by the age of 75 than the average European woman, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in ... Read more...

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Giving up alcohol killed Amy, her family feels


July 29th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The family of late singer Amy Winehouse, whose cause of death is still being speculated, claims that she died because she completely quit alcohol and ... Read more...

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Medvedev signs bill classifying beer as alcohol


July 20th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill officially classifying beer as an alcoholic drink, thereby restricting its sale, the Kremlin said.Under the bill, alcoholic ... Read more...

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Even two pegs can endanger life of women with breast cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Women taking a couple of alcoholic pegs a day may be reducing their chances of survival in case they develop breast cancer, a new study ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh government made people drunkards: Congress


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 22 (IANS) Slamming Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its plans to ban alcohol consumption in the state, Congress leader Ajit Jogi said Wednesday that it ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh plans liquor ban, shuts 263 shops


June 21st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 21 (IANS) In a move aimed at imposing a total ban on alcohol consumption in Chhattisgarh, the state government has shut down 263 liquor shops in rural areas, ... 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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