Drugs

  • 'People need to come together to end drug menace in Punjab' Yesterday

    Jalandhar: Raising concern over the increasing consumption of intoxicants among youngsters in Punjab, politicians and eminent personalities on Sunday said that people need to come together to end the drug menace in the state just the way militancy and extremism was eradicated. Speaking at a function organised here by the...
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study 3 days ago

    Washington: An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after...
  • In race for bigger margins, drug makers willing to lose the India 'advantage' 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian drug makers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as they try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs. India's $15 billion a year pharma industry, the world's largest source of cheap generics, is already reeling from...
  • 'I feel ashamed, sad and disappointed': Jackie Chan writes public apology after 31-year-old son gets busted for pot in China August 21, 2014

    Filmstar Jackie Chan has written a heartfelt letter of apology after his 31-year-old son got arrested for possessing pot in China. His son was caught in a huge drug crackdown last week -- with cops saying they found about 3.5 ounces of the green stuff in Jaycee's Beijing home, according...
  • Mumbai Sessions Court judge suspended over sexual harassment charges by staffer August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court judge MT Gaikwad has been suspended after a preliminary inquiry found prima facie evidence against him in a case of sexual harassment of a staff member. The complaint was filed to the registrar by the female staff member a month ago. Gaikwad, a judge of the...
  • Pop a pill, reset your sleep? Scientists make a major breakthrough August 14, 2014

    Washington: Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have identified a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep. The discovery of the role of this gene, called Lhx1, provides scientists with a potential therapeutic target to help night-shift workers or jet...
  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug August 12, 2014

    Monrovia (Liberia): Liberia announced on Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak. The US government confirmed that it had put Liberian officials in...
  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs August 7, 2014

    Chicago: With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their work. Three treatments have shown especially promising results in monkeys, the researchers...
  • Device that scans your drink for safety July 27, 2014

    New York: Next time you go to a party in a bar, do not hesitate if someone offers you a drink. Just dip this little stick clandestinely in the glass and get to know if the drink is spiked or not. Called pd.id (personal drink ID), just stick the pocket-sized...
  • Illegal, fake drug racket rocks Assembly; BJP for CBI enquiry July 25, 2014

    An illegal drug racket busted recently in the state capital rocked the Assembly on Friday with opposition BJP demanding CBI probe into it alleging involvement of health department officials. Raising the issue during Question Hour, BJP MLA Vikram Kunwar asked how license was reissued to Hanuman Drug Agency in April when...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping July 24, 2014

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • Police arrest man with 1.75 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore July 22, 2014

    A man has been arrested in Bhopal with 1.75 kilograms of brown sugar worth about Rs two crore, police said. Acting on a tip-off, crime branch sleuths intercepted a person near a bike showroom on Berasia road under Gautam Nagar police station area on Monday. While checking his bag, 1.75 kg of...
  • Battle over price control: 50 drugs brought under price control sparks outrage July 19, 2014

    The government's decision to expand the number of drugs under price control has sparked a nation-wide debate. While health industry experts have called the move unwarranted and arbitrary, many believe that there is nothing new in the current decision as a lot of drugs were already under the purview of...
  • Porn addiction akin to drug addiction: Study July 13, 2014

    London: Porn addiction triggers the same brain activity in people as triggered in drug addicts, according to a new Cambridge study. Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour - known commonly as sex addiction - similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, researchers...
  • In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction July 12, 2014

    Pornography triggers brain activity in sex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains of drug addicts, researchers said on Friday - but that doesn't necessarily mean porn is addictive. Although there are no precise figures, experts in the field believe as many as one in 25 adults is...
  • Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs July 5, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs. A team of researchers from KU Leuven, in Belgium, has developed a chemical reaction that yields fully functional 1,2,3-triazoles. Triazoles are chemical compounds that can be used as...
  • Dreaming is like being on a drug trip: Study July 4, 2014

    Do you know that sweet dreams are like as if you are on a drug trip? According to new research, our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and "magic mushrooms" can profoundly alter the way...
  • Three drug smugglers sentenced to 10 years imprisonment July 1, 2014

    Three drug smugglers were sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a local court in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the convicts Dinesh Kumar, Budh Singh and Taslim on Monday after holding them guilty under the NDPS Act. Police had...
  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • Punjab: Rehab centres for drug addicts to start within 3 months, says CM June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that rehabilitation centres for drug de-addiction in 22 districts of the state will be made operational within three months. The Chief Minister asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete and hand over the fully furnished buildings of these centres,...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • From cannibalism to atomic wounds, here's a list of 10 most disturbing documentaries ever made June 26, 2014

    As a vibrant, visual medium, documentaries usually succeed in portraying undiscovered or uncared-about topics far better than a book or an article. A well-researched and well-shot documentary can change the perception of a person, totally and irrevocably. The following list features some of the most chilling documentaries on a series...
  • World drug day: Saving our children from tobacco June 26, 2014

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a recent letter on the June 19 urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise tax on retail price of cigarettes from 45 per cent to over 60 per cent in the upcoming budget. This would add Rs 3,800 crore to the government's revenue...
  • Drug trafficking: Kanpur, Kota in the top 5 cities; Ranchi, Aurangabad least affected June 23, 2014

    According to data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, Kanpur stands at the second position while Kota is at the fourth spot. Citing comprehensive data available for 2012, the NCRB said Mumbai registered the...
  • Delhi, Mumbai top Indian cities in drug trade June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Of the over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, the national capital is at the second spot behind Mumbai while Punjab leads among states followed by Uttar Pradesh, indicates data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). Citing comprehensive data available for...
  • Arthritis drug spurs hair growth in hairless man June 20, 2014

    Washington: In a first, scientists have used an arthritis drug to successfully grow a full head of hair on a 25-year-old man suffering from a non-curable disease that left him without any hair on the body. After the treatment, the man grew a full head of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpit, facial...
  • Drug availability very little in Punjab now: Sukhbir Singh Badal June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The availability of drugs in Punjab has become "very little" due to several "pro-active" measures taken by the state government, including arrest of 145 kingpins of the trade and action against 24 policemen, Deputy Chief Minister Skhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Badal gave a clean chit...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan...
  • US: Indian couple sentenced for using unapproved cancer drugs June 14, 2014

    New York: A US court has sentenced an Indian oncologist and his wife for using unapproved chemotherapy medications at their cancer institute for three years. Anindya Kumar Sen (65) and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen (66), of Tennessee were sentenced by US District Judge Ronnie Greer on charges of introducing misbranded...