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  • Mumbai: Woman air passenger held for carrying prohibited drug

    Mumbai: A 27-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly carrying amphetamine drug worth over Rs 23 lakh at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CASSIA) here, police said Wedsnesday. She was arrested on Tuesday in a joint operation carried out by the Anti Narcotics Cell of Mumbai police and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), police said. “The woman, identified as Sheikh Furkana Khatoon, is a resident of suburban Kurla. She was on her way to a Gulf

  • New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

    New York: A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ibalizumab is a promising option for individuals who have tried several other drug therapies. Ibalizumab targets the primary receptor for HIV

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    Demi Lovato hospitalised after ‘drug overdose’

    Los Angeles: Singer Demi Lovato was rushed to a hospital here after suffering a suspected drug overdose. TMZ initially cited law enforcement sources saying it appeared to be a “heroin overdose”. However, a source close to Lovato later denied it. The 25-year-old was out Monday night celebrating a friend’s birthday in West Hollywood. She also posted photos on Instagram of herself and others in the group, and seemed happy.

  • Drug for Parkinson’s may benefit heart failure patients too

    New York: A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may someday help treat patients with heart failure, a research suggests. Human heart failure is a chronic condition often marked by weakening of the heart muscle and its subsequent failure to pump enough blood.

  • Drug made from chili peppers may treat obesity: Study

    Washington: A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, causes long term weight loss and improves metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, a study led by an Indian origin researcher has found.

  • XXXTentacion’s murder case: Second suspect arrested

    Los Angeles: The police has arrested a second suspect in rapper XXXTentacion’s murder. According to police, 22-year-old Michael Boatwright was arrested on a drug charge on July 5 and then served with an arrest warrant for first degree murder on July 10, reports tmz.com.

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    Diabetes drug can reverse deadly lung disorder

    Washington: A drug used to treat diabetes can reverse a fatal lung disorder, scientists have found for the first time. Despite significant advances to reveal the pathological mechanisms of persistent fibrosis, effective treatment interventions are lacking. Pulmonary fibrosis can develop after lung injuries like infections, radiation or chemotherapy, or it can have an unknown cause, as in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF.

  • China approves first home made anti-HIV drug

    Beijing: China has approved the first domestically developed, long-acting injectable HIV drug Albuvirtide which could be a boon to tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in the country, the official media reported. The drug, approved by the China Food and Drug Administration, can block the fusion of the virus and host cell membranes, interrupting the HIV life cycle in its earliest stage, state-run Global Times quoted a report from Science and Technology Daily.

  • Drug racket: Court orders attachment of properties of actor Mamta Kulkarni

    Thane: A special NDPS court here has ordered attachment of properties of former Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni, who is one of the key accused in the multi-crore drug racket case unearthed by the Thane Police in 2016. Special NDPS court judge, H M Patwardhan, last week ordered the attachment of three plush flats owned by Kulkarni in various areas of Mumbai, after she failed to appear before the court in connection with

  • Mumbai: Youth held with Rs 20 lakh worth of meow meow

    Mumbai: A 27-year-old youth has been arrested near a shopping mall at Andheri (West) on Monday night with one kilogram drug called Mephedrone or MD which is popularly known on the street as meow meow in his possession. The market value of the seized meow meow drug is Rs 20 lakh.

  • Hyderabad drug racket: Telgu star Tarun appears before SIT

    Hyderabad: Telugu actor Tarun today appeared before the Telangana excise department’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) for questioning in connection with the drug trade racket, which was busted here.

  • Hyderabad drug racket: Now, Mumaith Khan to appear before SIT

    The Prohibition and Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal has confirmed the news that Tollywood’s popular actress Mumaith Khan will appear before the special investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the Hyderabad drug racket case on July 27, according to a report in Deccan Chronicle.

  • A novel compound that helps you stay young

    Moscow : Raising hope for an anti-ageing drug in just two to three years, a group of Russian and Swedish scientists have managed to slow down ageing of mice with the use of a novel compound.

  • One held on India-Nepal border, drug worth Rs 6 cr seized

    New Delhi : The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Sunday arrested a person on the India-Nepal border and seized from him 1.1 kg of Methamphetamine synthetic drug valued at Rs six crore in the international market, an official said, according to a report by IANS.

  • Police cracks down on drug addict menace at Sakinaka

    Mumbai : In a major crackdown against drug addicts in the city, Mumbai police has launched a combing operation to nab the hopheads who have terrorized residents of Sakinaka by their audacious ill activities like consuming drugs and alcohol in public space then after creating chaos.

  • Narco Infoline launched

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police launched a Narco Infoline on Wednesday  in order to fight against drug peddling. “The citizens can share drug peddling related information with Anti- Narcotics Cell  through calls or via sms on 9819111222 on the Narco Infoline to share any text, image,video or any information on drug peddling. “ said Datta Padsalgikar, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai. The Infoline was launched by Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar at  the newly