Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural way

Gout was popularly known as the king’s disease in the times of yore, for its prevalence among the rich classes who consumed expensive high-purine foods like alcohol and meat, not easily affordable to the poor. Today, these foods are common in the diet and portions need to be watched closely in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural wayThis is to especially prevent diseases like gout, provided you are already at risk due to other factors such as age, bad dietary habits, alcoholism, obesity, medications containing salicylate and lead exposure, among several other pre-exising conditions. Gout, a form of arthritis, is precipitated by uric acid produced after the breakdown of chemical compounds called […]

National Liver Day: Are we as a society failing our alcohol addicts?

Alcohol-related liver emergencies are rising. People are oblivious of how dangerous alcohol is for the liver’s health. Today, even in Asian countries like India, alcohol is emerging as the commonest cause of chronic liver disease

National Liver Day: Are we as a society failing our alcohol addicts?National Liver Day is observed every year on April 19, each year, to spread awareness about liver-related diseases. According to the WHO, alcohol consumption accounts for 3.8% of the global mortality and 4.6% of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALYs). Liver disease represents 9.5% of alcohol-related DALY’s worldwide, while individual rates vary in different regions. Today, even in […]

Alcohol addiction: Warning signs to look out for

Social drinkers are those individuals who drink in low-risk patterns. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ‘low-risk’ drinking for females consists of no more than 7 drinks per week and no more than 3 drinks per sitting. For males, it consists of no more than 14 drinks per week and no more than 4 drinks per day

Alcohol addiction: Warning signs to look out forHere are certain warning signs of problem drinking or alcoholism which needs treatment: An inability to control alcohol intake after starting to drink Obsessing about alcohol (i.e., when is next time the person can drink, how they are going to get alcohol, who they’re going to go out drinking with) Behaving in ways, while drunk, […]

WHO launches safer alcohol control plan to prevent and reduce alcohol-related deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences

WHO launches safer alcohol control plan to prevent and reduce alcohol-related deathsThe WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target of reducing harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025 SAFER is the newest WHO-led roadmap to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through addressing the harmful use of alcohol, and achieve development targets. “We […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kids

In the survey, as a result of their parents drinking, 18% of children said they had felt embarrassed, 11% had felt worried and 15% said their bedtime routine had been disrupted. Also, 7% said their parents had argued with them more than usual after drinking and 15% had asked their parents to drink less

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kidsThe Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour. Three in 10 parents said they have been drunk in front of their children and five in 10 “tipsy”, its survey found. The institute said it was hoped the study […]

Ill-effects of alcohol nobody will tell you about

Questions on how alcohol leads to drunkenness, frequent bathroom breaks and infamous decisions, answered here

Ill-effects of alcohol nobody will tell you aboutThe end of a long year is quickly approaching, as many of us will grab our Champagne glasses and toast the New Year. Alcohol tends to be a part of celebrations for major life-cycle events, and inevitably the holidays, leading some of us to drink more than others. So, how does alcohol lead to drunkenness, […]

Alcoholism: A rising cause for hip replacement, say doctors

A young man has recently undergone a hip replacement surgery at Sahyadri Hospital in Pune. The doctor says the condition was caused due to excessive alcohol. Experts say the condition is growing higher among young alcoholic men

Alcoholism: A rising cause for hip replacement, say doctors  With the festival season upon us there is a lot of fun and frolic seen all around. It is during this season that Prasad Mohite (name changed) came rushing to Sahyadri Hospital to meet Dr Abhijit Agashe complaining about his inability to walk, even though he is just 31. “I get a lot of […]

Pune’s de-addiction centre writes to Mayor, demands not to declassify highways

Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre has written to Mayor Mukta Tilak asking to stop the process of declassification of highways passing through PMC limits in order to protect liquor business. The centre has put forth this demand in order to implement Supreme Court’s judgment which would help in curbing alcohol and other related addictions in the city. The letter will be given to the Mayor at a special program on May 31

Pune’s de-addiction centre writes to Mayor, demands not to declassify highwaysOn occasion of World No Tobacco Day, Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune has written to Mayor Mukta Tilak asking to stop the process of declassification of highways passing through PMC limits in order to protect liquor business. The centre which runs as a deaddiction and rehabilitation centre for alcoholics, tobacco addicts and substance abusers has […]

This newly discovered gene explains why you are a teetotaller

Scientists say they've identified a gene variant that dampens the desire to drink alcohol

This newly discovered gene explains why you are a teetotallerThe researchers said that, their discovery might lead to the development of drugs that could control alcohol consumption, possibly even among problem drinkers. This variation of the beta-Klotho gene was pinpointed through genetic research involving more than 105,000 light and heavy social drinkers. Alcoholics were not included in the research, the study authors said. Participants […]