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Raman Institute Experts Create Device To Detect Alcohol Effect On RBC

To detect and decode the effects of prolonged alcohol exposure to red blood cells (RBC), scientists of Raman Research Institute (RRI) have developed a high-resolution platform to measure RBC size. The electro-fluid device was designed to detect shrinkage of RBCs upon alcohol exposure via enhanced resolution. Besides, it can be tuned for a point-of-care screening from several other blood-related conditions in the future. Relying on the… read-more

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 07:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Raman Research Institute, Red Blood Cells, alcohol, Sickle Cell Anemia, Electro-fluid Device

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Uttarakhand Cops Grant Rs 10,000 To Brides Objecting Alcohol Parties

Under the state’s Bhuli Kanyadan scheme, the Uttarakhand Police in the Devprayag area has decided to reward Rs 10,001 to brides who object to alcohol parties at their wedding celebrations. Reportedly, alcohol abuse during cocktail parties is a visible propeller of disputes that incite law and order disruptions in the region. In light of the same, the police launched the noble drive after consulting with the locals and pooled money… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 10:22 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, Devprayag Police, alcohol, reward money

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Wine Consumption Benefits Are Overstated, Does Not Protect Heart: Study

Busting the myth of 1980's study titled 'The French Paradox', researchers have warned that even small amounts of wine a day can lead to stroke and heart failures. They also opined benefits of red wine are overstated. Earlier, the study had suggested that 'one glass of wine a day' protects heart. However, the European Society of Cardiology has warned that consuming 12 grams of ethanol a day increases risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib) by 16… read-more

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 12:40 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: European Society Of Cardiology, alcohol, Red Wine, Atrial Fibrillation, Health

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Even After Ban, Bihar Tops Maharashtra In Alcohol Consumption

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data, Bihar has surpassed Maharashtra in alcohol consumption. Interestingly, Alcohol sale and consumption have been banned in Bihar since 2016. As per reports, 15.5% males in Bihar above 15 years consume alcohol as compared to Maharashtra's 13.9%. However, consumption by women… read-more

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 02:49 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: National Family Health Survey, J&K, Gujarat, alcohol, Goa

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Russia: 7 People Die As They Consume Hand Sanitisers Instead Of Alcohol

After consuming hand sanitiser in absence of liquor, at least seven people lost their lives and two others were in coma in Russia. As reported by The Moscow Times, all the nine people ordered a 5-litre sanitiser tank from a grocery store after they ran out of alcohol. With 69% methanol, the sanitiser acted as a poison for them as anything above 30 grams of methanol is toxic to humans.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 05:46 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Russia, Moscow Times, Death, Alcohol Based Sanitizers, alcohol

Courtesy: Indian Express


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West Bengal Government Revises Price Structure Of Liquor

After requests from the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC), the West Bengal government has restructured the pricing scheme for alcohol retailers. The new price structure has 22 slabs for wine and beer. A CIABC official stated the government was supportive in altering the price tag ahead of the festive season. Earlier, the government had raised the prices to increase the revenue; however, it resulted in decline in… read-more

Sun, 01 Nov 2020 - 04:47 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Liquor, Bengal, alcohol, Beer, Wine

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Gujarat: Ex-CM Urges State to Remove Liquor Ban; Launches Online Campaign

To oppose the liquor ban in the state, former Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vagela has initiated a campaign on social media. He launched 'Against Liquor Ban Challenge' campaign on Twitter. He said that though liquor is banned, it is available in many parts of the state at a higher price and black marketers were making money. He opined that if the ban was lifted, this money would reach the state treasury.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 - 10:07 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Gujarat, Liquor Smuggling, Black market, alcohol

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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India Reports 7,860 Suicides Owing to Drug Abuse and Alcohol Addiction in 2019

With the arrest of actors from various film industries- drug abuse, addiction and drug racket has gained limelight. However, drugs have been making rounds in India for a long while now and alcohol addiction has become a common sight.  According to the data by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 5.6% of the suicides in 2019 happened owing to drug abuse and alcohol addiction. In 2019, about 1,39,123 suicides were recorded, out of which, 7,860… read-more

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 06:05 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Suicide, Drugs, alcohol, India

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Police Seizes Banned Gutka Worth Rs 11 Lakh in Andhra Pradesh

Banned gutka worth Rs 11 lakh was seized on August 16 by the Chandarlapadu police in Andhra Pradesh. Nandigama DSP Ramana Murty said that after receiving the "credible information", Chandarlapadu police were informed who further tracked the vehicle carrying banned gutka. Besides, 4Kg of cannabis and 25 liquor bottles were also seized. According to the official, four accused have been arrested, and vehicles have been seized as well. 

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 07:18 PM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: Andhra Pradesh, Police, illegal business, alcohol

Courtesy: Times Of India

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Crime Against Women In Rajasthan Increases By 100% In May

Crime against women in Rajasthan has seen a surge in various categories in May, where it had increased by 123 percent. Out of many crimes, domestic violence saw an alarming rise from 161 in April to 397 in May 2020. Experts said alcohol, lack of privacy, and household chores were some of the main reasons for domestic quarrels.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 - 01:13 PM / by Suchitra Pednekar

Tags: Domestic violence, household chores, crime against women, alcohol

Courtesy: The Times Of India