Tag - Alcohol

An Indian Dies every 96 minutes for Alcohol

As the debate over an alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day – or one every 96 minutes – from the effects of drinking alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available. The per capita consumption of alcohol in India increased 38 percent, from 1.6 litres in 2003-05 to 2.2 litres in 2010-12, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, which also revealed that more than 11 percent [...]

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How alcohol Ascend breast cancer risk

How alcohol Ascend breast cancer riskDrinking alcohol can put you at increased risk of breast cancer by enhancing the levels of a cancer-causing gene, new research has found. “Our research shows alcohol enhances the actions of estrogen in driving the growth of breast cancer cells and diminishes the effects of the cancer drug Tamoxifen on blocking estrogen by increasing the levels of a cancer-causing gene called BRAF,” said one of the researchers Chin-Yo Lin, assistant professor at University of Houston [...]

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