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Psychiatric disorders genetically linked to drug use

Apart from environmental factors, such as stress and social relationships, a person's genetic make-up can also contribute to their vulnerability to substance involvement and psychiatric disorders, says a study.

Parental substance use may affect children's behaviour

Children whose parents use drugs and misuse alcohol are three times more likely to be physically, sexually or emotionally abused and four times more likely to be neglected than their peers.

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.

Tom Hanks' son opens up about drug use, rehab

Tom Hanks' son opens up about drug use, rehab

Hollywood star Tom Hanks' rapper son Chet Haze is hoping his sobriety battle will help others struggling to kick substance abuse problems.

Dubai ruler's son Sheikh Rashid's death raises questions about drug use, sex parties

Dubai ruler's son Sheikh Rashid's death raises questions about drug use, sex parties

The eldest son of Dubai's Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum who was just 33-year-old died after apparently dying of a heart attack at home on Friday.

Canadian health authorities legalise abortion pill

Canadian health authorities have finally legalised the usage of the drug RU-486, commonly known as abortion pill in the country, which was pending for approval by Health Canada since 2012.

Maternal drug use may alter brain's functions in newborns

 Drug use during pregnancy may disrupt the functional connectivity in the part of your baby's brain that plays an important role in arousal regulation, says a new study.

Jane Fonda admits to smoking marijuana 'every now and then'

Jane Fonda admits to smoking marijuana 'every now and then'

Jane Fonda has admitted to smoking marijuana "every now and then," but says it often clouds her judgement.

Mel B was hospitalised due to drug overdose

Mel B was hospitalised due to drug overdose

Singer Mel B was hospitalised last week because she had an accidental overdose, mixing tranquilizers and alcohol, reports say.

Russians ponder legal action over doping claims

Russians ponder legal action over doping claims

Russia`s athletics federation said Saturday they were considering legal action following "slanderous allegations" made on German television of massive drug use in the country`s sport.

Harsh laws stifling India's HIV response: Experts

There is increasing evidence to prove that harsh laws and policies against drug use in India stifle the country's HIV response, experts said Tuesday.

Channing Tatum admits to past drug use

Channing Tatum admits to past drug use

'Magic Mike' star Channing Tatum has always been open about his past as a stripper but the actor has now revealed that he also experimented with drugs.

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.

Favouritism in family linked to drug use

In families where love and support are generally scarce, even perceived favouritism may lead to use of alcohol, cigarettes or drugs by children, says a study.

Social media can be used to monitor HIV risk, drug use

Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours with the aim of detecting and potentially preventing outbreaks, shows a study.

Justin Timberlake admits to drug use in the past

Justin Timberlake revealed about his drug use in the past in a recent interview.

Naive to think tennis is doping-free: Federer

Swiss ace Roger Federer has claimed tennis needs to do the most in the fight against doping, saying it would be naive to think the sport is clear of drugs cheats. The 17-time grand slam champion said naivety says that tennis is clean, the way it`s been all the way through, according to reports.

Drug use `7 times higher` among gays

Gay people are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, a new survey revealed.

US Army probes drug use by soldiers in Afghanistan

The US Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan over the last two years on suspicion of using or distributing drugs.

Sheen loses teeth `from drug use`

Charlie Sheen has apparently lost all his teeth from too much drug use.