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Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

The study showed that in utero exposure to cocaine doubles the risk of tobacco and marijuana use as early as age 15 and substance abuse by 17.

Prateik Babbar talks about battle with drug addiction, says I'm work in progress

Prateik Babbar talks about battle with drug addiction, says I'm work in progress

The actor said that his fans were under the impression that he was leading a "happy life", and were unaware about the dark truth of his life. And that is the reason he decided to talk about it in public. 

Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Neurons fired as the specific calcium channels at play, called L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (LTCCs), boosted the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA.

Tackling drug addiction: Donald Trump creates commission to deal with opioid crisis in US

Tackling drug addiction: Donald Trump creates commission to deal with opioid crisis in US

Terming the situation a "total epidemic" and one of the "biggest problems" that the US has at present, Trump said that drug abuse has become a crippling problem throughout the country.

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.

Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Psychologists are aware that kids who score high on tests of novelty seeking are on average a bit more likely to abuse drugs.

SC orders Centre to formulate plan to combat drug abuse amongst children

SC orders Centre to formulate plan to combat drug abuse amongst children

Hearing a petition by Nobel laureate Kailah Satyarthi's NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan, which had besides other things sought setting up of district level drug addiction centres, the apex court expressed concern over the growing menace of the drug abuse amongst children.

One arrested, 10 kg of cannabis seized in Jammu

Chhotu Sah, from Vaishali district in Bihar, was arrested and 10 packets containing 10 kg of cannabis were recovered from his possession.

War on drugs an epic fail: Jay Z

War on drugs an epic fail: Jay Z

Jay Z has condemned drugs laws that target minorities.

Man held with heroin in Jammu

Mohmmad Taj, a resident of border district of Poonch            , was arrested with 10 grams of heroin.

60 kg ganja seized, three persons held

Acting on a tip-off that a big consignment of narcotics was being unloaded from a four-wheeler, a police team conducted a raid and searched a vehicle.

10 inmates escape from Mexican prison

Ten inmates escaped from a prison in Mexico`s Caribbean beach resort of Cancun.

Haryana warns job aspirants against drug abuse

With three candidates mysteriously dying after undergoing physical tests for police recruitment in Haryana's Kurukshetra district in recent days, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission on Sunday warned candidates that they would be disqualified if it was found that they had taken performance enhancing drugs for the recruitment.

‘Udta Punjab’ movie tweet review

‘Udta Punjab’ movie tweet review

‘Udta Punjab’ starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Alia Bhatt starrer has released today.

Five reasons to watch Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Udta Punjab’

Five reasons to watch Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Udta Punjab’

The multi-starrer that deals with the drug menace made headlines in the recent past.

‘Udta Punjab’ woe continues - SC moved to halt screening of film

‘Udta Punjab’ woe continues - SC moved to halt screening of film

The Bombay High Court, had directed the producer of 'Udta Punjab' to make one cut and insert three disclaimers saying, among others that the film did not promote drugs.

Shahid Kapoor's 'Udta Punjab' gets into trouble with Censor Board

Shahid Kapoor's 'Udta Punjab' gets into trouble with Censor Board

The upcoming film 'Udta Punjab' has reportedly got into trouble with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Thursday. The film is based on how substance abuse in the state of Punjab has affected its youth.

Diabetic drug may help treat cocaine addiction

It is the first time such a role has been shown for the hormone in the brain, the study said.

Illegal online pharmacies using Twitter to pedal drugs

Illegal online pharmacies are using Twitter to promote prescription drug abuse of controlled substances, a new study has found.

Khloe Kardashian won’t get separated from Lamar Odom?

Khloe Kardashian won’t get separated from Lamar Odom?

Khloe Kardashian may not get separated from Lamar Odom because he promised that he would stop using drugs.