Riluzole may prevent memory loss in elderly

A drug known as riluzole can help prevent developing neurodegenerative conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer`s in old age, say researchers.

Compulsive habits may be product of brain running amuck

 A new study has revealed that misfiring of the brain's habit control system may be behind the compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Stephen Fry thinks he was 'fool' rather than 'victim' during drug yrs
Stephen Fry thinks he was 'fool' rather than 'victim' during drug yrs

 Stephen Fry has opened up about his "drug years," saying that he somewhat overdid this particular period of his life, which saw him kind of having achieved a certain amount of success.

Mexico police arrest drug kingpin`s uncle

 Mexican authorities arrested the uncle of one of the countries most notorious and most wanted drug lords, the head of the Knights Templar cartel, officials said Friday.

Drugs give illusion of getting closer to god: Madonna
Drugs give illusion of getting closer to god: Madonna

Pop star Madonna says people take drugs to get closer to god, but clarifies that it is just an illusion.

Now, drug that can help reduce harmful side-effects of 'binge drinking'

Scientists have recently developed a compound that can help reduce harmful side-effects of 'binge drinking,' which may also pave way to treat Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases that can damage the brain.

AC/DC drummer denies murder threat, drug possession
AC/DC drummer denies murder threat, drug possession

Hard rock band AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd Tuesday denied charges of threatening to kill and possessing drugs.

Lars Von Trier under treatment for drug, alcohol addiction
Lars Von Trier under treatment for drug, alcohol addiction

Controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier has revealed that he is undergoing treatment for alcohol and drug addiction.

Drug to reduce side-effects of 'binge drinking' developed

Scientists have developed and tested a drug that could reduce the harmful side-effects of binge drinking.

Nigerian national gets three years jail in drug case

A Nigerian national, convicted for possessing 60 gram heroin, has been sentenced to three years in jail, a period he has already spent behind bars, by a Delhi court which took a lenient view towards him.

New drug may treat root cause of type 2 diabetes

A modified form of a drug used to eliminate intestinal parasites may treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms, scientists have found.

China launches erectile dysfunction drug less than half the price of Viagra

A Chinese brand has launched a new drug that will help erectile dysfunction, which is about 60-percent cheaper for every tablet than sildenafil-based foreign products.

New drug to generate self-destruct process in lung cancer cells

A drug combination has been discovered which can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells.

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found.

''Drug-crazed'' Islamic State militants indulging in genocide in Kobane

Drug-crazed Islamic State militants are reportedly subjecting the Kurds and non-Muslims to large-scale genocide.

Nano-particles hold promise to treat sore eyes

Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada have developed a topical solution containing nano-particles that will combat dry eye syndrome with only one application a week.

Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis

The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday.

Teens with strong working memory better at avoiding early drug experimentation

A new study has revealed that adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues.

Drug kingpin, aide arrested: Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized

A drug kingpin with links in Sri Lanka and Kuwait was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau officials at the international airport here on Saturday, while heroin worth Rs one crore was seized from his aide in Chennai.

Molecule identified to fight oxidative stress

Investigators at the University of Missouri, US have discovered a molecule that treats oxidative stress, long thought of as an underlying cause of some of the most insidious diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.