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Telling Numbers: 30 lakh under-18s consume alcohol, 20 lakh use cannabis

December 13, 2019 9:47 am

There are over 4 lakh Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) users (0.18 per cent), followed by 2 lakh cocaine users (0.06 per cent) and 2 lakh users of hallucinogens (0.07 per cent).

Frequent alcohol intake linked with heart rhythm disorder: Study

October 18, 2019 10:38 am

However, it was not clear which is more important: the total amount of alcohol or the number of drinking sessions, researchers said.

Goa Police launches awareness drive to combat drug, alcohol menace

June 22, 2019 8:50 pm

On Sunday Dr. Rajesh Patil, a laparoscopic surgeon from Goa Medical College who has presented a paper on alcoholism spoke to children of classes eight to ten — and made them aware of the various illnesses one could contract due to substance abuse.

India's alcohol intake up by 38 per cent in seven years: Lancet study

May 08, 2019 3:09 pm

As a result of increased alcohol consumption and population growth, the total volume of alcohol consumed globally per year has increased by 70 per cent - from 20,999 million litres in 1990 to 35,676 million litres in 2017.

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can be harmful for both mother and baby

May 07, 2019 9:45 am

Drinking alcohol in childbearing age is a health concern for both the mother and the baby. If a woman consumes liquor during her pregnancy, chances of risking unborn baby's health and her own body are high. Excessive consumption can result in miscarriage because of damage to the baby's developing cells.

No amount of alcohol safe during pregnancy: Study

May 01, 2019 9:39 am

Researchers have taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Heavy alcohol use may slow brain growth: Study

April 11, 2019 2:44 pm

The study, published in the journal eNeuro, shows that heavy alcohol use reduced the rate of brain growth by 0.25 millilitres per year for every gramme of alcohol consumed per kilogramme of body weight.

Harmful effects of alcohol on brain persist even after quitting: Study

April 06, 2019 1:18 pm

Although the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain are widely known, the structural changes observed are very heterogeneous, said researchers from the Central Institute of Mental Health of Mannheim, in Germany.

Drinking beer before wine might not prevent a hangover: Study

February 18, 2019 1:58 pm

It is popularly believed that having a beer before wine or vice-versa can result in a bad hangover. However, a recent study, as reported by The Guardian, states that one's drinking order does not prevent a hangover.

Moderate drinking beneficial for heart failure patients: Study

December 30, 2018 12:10 pm

The study, published in JAMA Network Open, and as quoted by a report in The New York Times, is one of the firsts to analyse the effect of drinking post a heart failure diagnosis.


10 party cocktails that will impress even the most discerning guest

December 10, 2015 1:12 pm

Spices, liquor and even a desi lassi variant — this party season splash your guests with these creative flavours.


Goa village wants to go dry

August 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Bulandshahr: Shameless Medical staff enjoy at wedding party in hospital

March 01, 2016 5:18 am

Bulandshahr (UP), Mar 01 (ANI): Leaving patients at the mercy of attendants, staff of a government hospital for women in Bulandshahr was seen enjoying a marriage party inside the premises. Loud music, dance, alcohol party took place inside the hospital's premises.In the video, hospital staff can be seen dancing to the tunes of Bollywood numbers at the function even as patients continue were left unattended.The attendant of the patients said that there were no doctors to attend the patients.