Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Researchers have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy (normal physiological process in the body that deals with destruction of cells), while working with mice.

Drug that can help cocaine users quit

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that can lead to addiction when taken repeatedly.

Guatemala arrests Ecuadorians smuggling cocaine on boat

Guatemalan anti-narcotics officers have seized 540 kilos of cocaine hidden on a boat.

Women tries to smuggle drugs inside sex toys and hidden in their vaginas

Women tries to smuggle drugs inside sex toys and hidden in their vaginas

Andree Willy, 43, who works as a nanny, and Chermisa Wheeler, 38, who is a Cosmetologist, pleaded guilty in a local court to drug trafficking.

How cocaine use changes the brain decoded

These effects lasted up to five days and raise the possibility that dopamine-producing neurons can be changed so that they respond differently to stimuli.

Cocaine was my pudding: Stephen Fry

Cocaine was my pudding: Stephen Fry

Actor Stephen Fry says he used to call cocaine "pudding". The 58-year-old comedian, who used the drug on a regular basis during the 80s, said he did so only after taking it, reported Female First.

Basketball star Lamar Odom's vital organs still failing

Basketball star Lamar Odom's vital organs still failing

Basketball star Lamar Odom's condition is not getting any better days after he was found unconscious at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada.

Single cocaine dose affects perception of sadness, anger: Study

 A single dose of cocaine interferes with a person's ability to recognise negative emotions such as anger and sadness, says a new study.

George Michael was addicted to cocaine before joining rehab

George Michael was addicted to cocaine before joining rehab

Singer George Michael was addicted to cocaine before he checked into rehab last year, a family member has claimed.

Tour de France 2015: Italian rider Luca Paolini apologises for cocaine positive

Tour de France 2015: Italian rider Luca Paolini apologises for cocaine positive

Italian cyclist Luca Paolini has apologised after testing positive for cocaine at the Tour de France.

Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to starting sex early

Teenagers whose mothers used cocaine while pregnant are much likely to have sexual intercourse before age 15, a study says.

Blood pressure drug may stop cocaine, alcohol addiction

Giving hopes to millions of addicts around the world, a drug helpful in treating high blood pressure is now effective in ceasing cocaine and alcohol addiction in animal models, new research says.

Cocaine worth Rs two crore seized at Chennai airport

 Cocaine valued at Rs two crore in the international market, concealed in 200 Parker pens, was today seized from a passenger who arrived from Dubai at the airport here.

Nigerian national arrested for peddling cocaine in West Delhi

A 49-year-old Nigerian national, who was found living on expired visa, was arrested in West Delhi's Prashant Vihar district for allegedly peddling high quality cocaine, police said on Thursday.

Nigerian man gets 1 year in jail for possessing 9 gms cocaine

A 34-year-old Nigerian national has been sentenced to one year in jail for possessing nine grams of cocaine and living illegally in India on fake visa and passport by a Delhi court which took a lenient view towards him considering his young age.

27kg of cocaine found in French military official`s bag

Some 27 kilogrammes of cocaine have been discovered in the suitcase of a French military officer as he tried to board a plane in French Guyana, the local prosecutor`s office said.

Jouve India CEO Sanjiv Bhatnagar held for possession of cocaine

A 50-year-old chief executive officer of an e-publishing firm has been arrested for alleged possession of 3.88 grams of cocaine worth Rs 20,000 in the illegal market.

Jouve India CEO Sanjiv Bhatnagar arrested for ordering cocaine via courier

The CEO of e-publishing firm Jouve India, Sanjiv Bhatnagar, has been arrested for recieving a parcel containing illegal drugs.

Chris Lewis says `wrong choices` led to jail term

Chris Lewis says `wrong choices` led to jail term

Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis has said he wants to help prevent young cricketers making the "wrong choices" that caused him to be jailed for cocaine smuggling as he was released from prison on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old Lewis, who won 32 Test caps, was convicted in 2009.

Spanish police seize cocaine-stuffed pineapples

 Spanish police seized 200 kilos (440 pounds) of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America, the interior ministry said Sunday.