alcoholism

Alcoholism nearly cost Cicinho his career


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Brazil defender Cicinho has admitted his alcohol addiction almost cost him his career in football.The 32-year-old, now playing with Brazilian Serie A ... Read more...

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Russia may raise duties on beer


August 1st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Excise duties on beer could be increased in Russia in view of the rising "beer alcoholism" in the country, said President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, but ... Read more...

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Jesse Jackson Jr. asked to explain his mystery illness


July 12th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Illinois, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Colleagues and friends of the Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr. have asked him to explain the mystery illness due to which he has been absent from the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Beatles blamed for drug epidemics in Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, a psychoactive drug, the country' ... Read more...

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41 infected with bird flu in Thailand


June 20th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) At least 41 people have been confirmed to be infected with the H1N1 bird flu virus in a province in Thailand, the government said Wednesday.The virus ... Read more...

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Man steals bus to lure estranged wife, kids back!


May 26th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), May 26 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a former employee of the state transport department stole a bus to convince his estranged wife and children that he was ... Read more...

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Assam sexagenarian vows to save witch-hunt victims


May 19th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) A 60-year-old lady in Assam has launched a novel mission - not only to find out the victims of witch hunting but also to keep an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brand to make documentary on drugs


April 8th, 2012 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand is set to make a documentary about drug addiction.The actor, who has battled alcoholism and drug addiction, will make the documentary ... Read more...

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LSD lowers relapse among alcoholics


March 9th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, March 9 (IANS) A single dose of psychedelic drug LSD helped heavy alcoholics cope with the after-effects while lowering the possibility of a relapse, according to several studies.The results ... Read more...

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Sean Young arrested at Oscar after-party


February 28th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Sean Young was placed under citizen’s arrest at the Oscars after-party event on Sunday. The 52-year-old was trying to gain entry into the event when ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Man jailed for killing flasher in Russia


January 26th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russian city of Voronezh has been jailed for beating to death an exhibitionist who was showing his genitals to a three-year-old boy.The ... Read more...

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Help for British war heroes to beat alcoholism


January 9th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Army veterans struggling to get rid of their drinking habit are being given an opportunity to avail free treatment at one of Britain's most prestigious rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Sarah Harding was addicted to sleeping pills


January 7th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding says she was addicted to powerful sleeping pills for four years.The 30-year-old singer said she has been to "hell and back" ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Is alcoholism in your genes?


November 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have found that people may be genetically inclined to becoming alcoholics at birth.Researchers studying the brainwaves of problem drinkers have discovered a gene which may ... Read more...

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‘Anna wears a Gandhi cap but thinks like Taliban’


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare's prescription to flog drunkards to curb alcoholism invited sharp reactions from politicians and activists Wednesday.Terming Anna's remedy as reminiscent of the Taliban, ... Read more...

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Kate Major enters rehab


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Kate Major, ex-girlfriend of Michael Lohan, has reportedly checked into rehab to be treated for alcoholism.Major has entered a facility in Boca Raton, Florida, to be ... Read more...

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Found! Gene that make alcoholics relapse!


November 16th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have identified a particular variant of a gene that plays spoiltsport in people's recovery from alcoholism, besides subjecting them to 10 times higher risk of ... Read more...

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No more alcohol for Ronnie Wood


November 16th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Singer Ronnie Wood is "determined" never to drink or take drugs again.The 64-year-old went to rehab several times between 2008 and 2009 to be treated for ... Read more...

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Well-off children also becoming solvent addicts: NGO


November 14th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The menace of solvent addiction - which was once termed as the addiction of children living on platforms and pavements - is slowly creeping into ... Read more...

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Alcoholism gripping doctors, lawyers in Britain!


November 14th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A rising number of lawyers, doctors, dentists and vets in Britain are turning "functioning alcoholics", experts have warned.Addiction specialists have given them the "functioning alcoholics" label ... Read more...

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Game for more reality shows: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)


November 11th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh says his brief three-day stint in "Bigg Boss 5" has left him tempted to taste reality television once again for the ... Read more...

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Sarah is ideal for Amy charity: Mitch Winehouse


October 25th, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Late singer Amy Winehouse's father Mitch thinks singer Sarah Harding would be an "ideal" ambassador for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.Sarah checked into a rehab clinic ... Read more...

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Wrong way M5 driver Deborah Hunt sentenced


September 7th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A judge in Britain has sentenced a woman who drove the wrong way on a motorway to nine months in prison. The woman drove about 23 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Sex selection now spreads to Hayana’s rural poor too’


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Prenatal sex selection, which was earlier restricted to the urban and wealthy class in Haryana, has now spread its tentacles to the rural areas as ... Read more...

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Russians need good wine, not vodka : Medvedev


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's winemaking industry should be developed to help tackle widespread alcohol abuse, President Dmitry Medvedev has said."Winemaking is one of the branches that should be ... Read more...

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Kerala set for country’s biggest Ramzan gathering Friday


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala) Aug 22 (IANS) More than six lakh people are expected Friday at the largest Muslim prayer congregation at Swalath Nagar, near Malappuram, which is ready to host the ... Read more...

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US Olympics medalist commits suicide


July 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US skier Jeret Peterson, who won silver at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, US media reported ... Read more...

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Blige opens up; talks about addiction, molestation


July 26th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Mary J. Blige has opened up about her struggle with alcoholism and molestation, which haunted her for years."When I was five years old, I ... Read more...

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Binge drinking affects female teens negatively


July 17th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Female teens may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of binge drinking.Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and ... Read more...

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Stress and alcohol ‘feed’ off each other


July 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Acute stress seems to precipitate alcohol drinking, but the reasons why it does are still not clear. "Anecdotal reports suggest that alcohol dampens the physiological or ... Read more...

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Second man on moon files for divorce


June 17th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon after Neil Armstrong, has filed for divorce from his third wife.The 81-year-old Aldrin was married ... Read more...

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Binge drinking impairs memory of youngsters


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Binge drinking can attack memory even in adults as young as 18 years of age, a Spanish study has found.Heavy alcohol consumption makes it more difficult ... Read more...

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Kathleen Turner’s Broadway show to close after just 8 performances


April 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After just eight performances, Kathleen Turner’s Broadway show “High” will be closed. The show was opened this year and if it is closed on Sunday ... Read more...

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Kitty Kelley updates Elizabeth Taylor’s biography


April 16th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that the writer, Kitty Kelley has released some new information on the unauthorized “Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star” book.This book is in the ... Read more...

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Genetics influence alcohol dependence, brain activity


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety.The results suggest that ... Read more...

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