Cocaine

Nine backpackers critically ill after drug overdose in Australia

Nine backpackers critically ill after drug overdose in Australia

 As per the WA Police, Hyoscine is a prescription drug – also known as Scopolamine – used in low doses as a sedative and for the treatment of travel sickness.  

Jan 04, 2018, 12:31 PM IST
CAS bans soccer player Jose Angulo for 4 years in cocaine case

CAS bans soccer player Jose Angulo for 4 years in cocaine case

He was suspended for 12 months by a tribunal of South American confederation CONMEBOL but FIFA appealed against that punishment in April this year.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
This 'rapid' fingerprint test can detect cocaine use within seconds

This 'rapid' fingerprint test can detect cocaine use within seconds

The new non-invasive technique developed by researchers, including those from University of Surrey in the UK, can pick up traces of cocaine, even after the subjects have washed their hands.

Sep 23, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Africans held with cocaine worth Rs 40 crore in Delhi

"The 4-kg drugs consignment is suspected to be cocaine and is worth Rs 40 crore in the international market," a senior officer said.

Aug 17, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Poorer attention was linked with frequent and infrequent binge drinking and use of drugs, in particular, stimulants. 

Jun 25, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

Lankan Navy arrests six Indian fishermen for allegedly having cocaine

The Sri Lankan Navy apprehend six Indian fishermen near Nainatheevu for allegedly having cocaine and confiscated one boat.

Apr 02, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
Men, beware! Using cocaine at the time of conceiving could put your son at risk of memory loss

Men, beware! Using cocaine at the time of conceiving could put your son at risk of memory loss

Further, cocaine use in dads caused epigenetic changes in the brain of their sons, thereby changing the expression of genes important for memory formation.

Feb 27, 2017, 21:31 PM IST

Delhi: Nigerian among three arrested for drug trafficking, contraband worth Rs 2 cr seized

Three persons, including a Nigerian, were arrested in two separate cases and contraband worth Rs 2 crore seized from them following which Delhi Police claimed to have busted two interstate drug trafficking modules.

Feb 11, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

Brazilian woman, Afghan man with 155 drug capsules in stomach held in Delhi

Anti-narcotics sleuths have detained a Brazilian woman and an Afghani national for allegedly "swallowing" contraband capsules and acting as couriers for some high-quality party drugs during the new year in the national capital.

Jan 06, 2017, 19:57 PM IST
Staggering 51 tonnes of drugs including heroin and cocaine worth $239 mn torched in Pakistan

Staggering 51 tonnes of drugs including heroin and cocaine worth $239 mn torched in Pakistan

A staggering 51 tonnes of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, were burnt by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Dec 15, 2016, 18:24 PM IST
CSKA Moscow star Roman Eremenko faces 2-year ban following positive cocaine test

CSKA Moscow star Roman Eremenko faces 2-year ban following positive cocaine test

Eremenko was originally banned for 30 days in October, although no reason was given for the suspension at that time.

Nov 18, 2016, 19:33 PM IST
Tyson Fury gives up WBO, WBA titles after drug controversy to focus on recovery

Tyson Fury gives up WBO, WBA titles after drug controversy to focus on recovery

Tyson Fury has given up his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles "with immediate effect" to concentrate on his "medical treatment and recovery", said a statement released by his promoters Hennessy Sports.

Oct 13, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
Controversial World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retires

Controversial World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retires

A previously scheduled rematch with Klitschko, set for July 9, was scrapped after Fury sustained an ankle injury.

Oct 03, 2016, 19:53 PM IST

Drug-use may damage ability to choose right from wrong

There is strong link between drug use and criminal behaviour, but it is not known whether the criminal behaviour is in part a result of the drugs' effects on brain function.

Jul 14, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
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.

Jan 19, 2016, 10:26 AM IST

Drug that can help cocaine users quit

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

Jan 13, 2016, 16:15 PM IST

Guatemala arrests Ecuadorians smuggling cocaine on boat

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

Jan 05, 2016, 03:11 AM IST
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.

Dec 19, 2015, 01:13 AM IST

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.

Nov 30, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
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.

Nov 06, 2015, 14:20 PM IST