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Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

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When Joker made Batman cry


June 6th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Actor Christian Bale couldn't hold back his tears when he saw late actor Heath Ledger on screen while introducing the trailer of his new movie ... Read more...

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China to check antibiotic use


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China Tuesday announced plans to curb the overuse of antibiotics.The health ministry will limit the varieties of antibiotics a hospital could have according to its grade ... Read more...

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Cambridge students selling drugs to pay university fee


February 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Every seventh Cambridge student is dealing in drugs to pay his or her way through university while nearly two-thirds of the students have admitted taking the ... Read more...

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Gerard Butler out of rehab


February 25th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler has returned home after completing a rehab stint for substance-abuse issues."Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home ... Read more...

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Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney pay tribute to Whitney Houston


February 15th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell were among the host of celebrities who paid tribute to Whitney Houston at the hotel where she was found ... Read more...

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Whitney’s mother Cissy not happy with the funeral arrangements


February 15th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Newark, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TMZ is reporting that the burial venue for Whitney Houston has become a subject of contention among her family members. The report says Whitney’s mother, Cissy, is ... Read more...

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Whitney Houston’s body flown to New Jersey on Tyler Perry’s private jet


February 14th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports say Whitney Houston’s body was flown on Tyler Perry’s private jet to New Jersey. Tyler is currently in Los Angeles where he is promoting his upcoming ... Read more...

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Chris Brown performs at the Grammy Awards 2012


February 13th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chris Brown made a quiet entry to the venue of the Grammy Awards last weekend. The 23-year-old singer avoided the red carpet as he entered the ... Read more...

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Carrie Underwood wore a Gomez-Gracia gown at the Grammy Awards


February 13th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Carrie Underwood stepped onto the red carpet elegantly during the 54th Grammy Awards in Staples Los Angeles. The singer attended the event wearing a dress ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift’s golden gown creates a buzz at the Grammy Awards


February 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Country singer Taylor Swift wore a golden gown to the Grammys last Sunday. Swift was at the event last Sunday wearing the golden gown which was ... Read more...

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Did Houston mix prescription drugs with alcohol?


February 13th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Singer Whitney Houston reportedly died because she mixed prescription drugs with alcohol.An autopsy on the 48-year-old singer, who was found dead in the bathroom of her ... Read more...

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Heather Locklear discharged from hospital


January 15th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) "Melrose Place" actress Heather Locklear has been discharged from hospital after being treated for an alleged mix of prescription drugs and alcohol.The actress' parents, William ... Read more...

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Obama takes action to reduce medicine scarcity


November 1st, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Monday instructed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and reduce the scarcity of necessary medications and he asked for ... Read more...

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Eminem’s memory loss woes


October 19th, 2011 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Rapper Eminem suffered massive memory loss because of his five-year battle with prescription drugs.The "Love The way You Lie" rapper struggled with a raging addiction to ... Read more...

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Iranian lovers commit suicide over jail shame


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Two Iranian lovers have committed suicide after being imprisoned for being friends of a human rights activist, a media report said Sunday. Nahal Sahabi, 28, and ... Read more...

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Melanie Griffith recovers from drug addiction


August 1st, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Antonio Banderas says he is happy that her actress wife Melanie Griffith has overcome from her addiction to prescription drugs.The 53-year-old actress became reliant on ... Read more...

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Scientists clue in on why saliva glands stop working


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Researchers are one step closer to unravelling why salivary glands stop working because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases.Salivary glands are essential for lubrication, ... Read more...

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Indian-American couple pleads guilty to selling fake drugs in US


May 17th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has pleaded guilty to charges of selling counterfeit prescription drugs manufactured in India to customers in the United States.Nita Patel, 47, and her ... Read more...

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Painkillers shoot up death risk in heart attacks


May 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Taking popular painkillers like Ibuprofen could kill people who have suffered a heart attack, researchers say. Scientists looked at patients who had previously had a heart ... Read more...

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Cavity search leads to 50 heroin bags


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Scranton, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Northeastern Pennsylvania police has announced that they have been able to recover more 50 bags of heroin and other prescription drugs following a cavity search on ... Read more...

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US robot pharmacies deliver prescription drugs fast


March 13th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS/EFE) In their effort to provide faster service to patients, a chain of low-cost clinics on the west coast of the US has installed robot pharmacies ... Read more...

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Using tanning beds to ’self-treat’ skin eruptions can be deadly


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor gets life term for bombing


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a 2009 bombing that critically injured the chairman of the Arkansas Medical Board against whom he ... Read more...

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Binge drinking? Blame it on your genes


March 1st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Two genes that seem to trigger binge drinking have been identified, potentially paving the way to better treatments for excessive alcohol consumption. Researchers found that manipulating two ... Read more...

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MJ ‘tried to hire personal anaesthetist for London gigs’


February 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Michael Jackson tried to hire a personal anaesthetist for his London concerts because his drug addiction was severe, it has emerged.The King of Pop, who died aged ... Read more...

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Canadian jailed for beating his puppy to death


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 3 (IANS) A Canadian man has been locked up for six months for beating his puppy to death.A court in Victoria, which is the capital of British Columbia province, Wednesday ... Read more...

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Pot cola, sodas coming to medical marijuana dispensaries


January 30th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Medical marijuana users can now take their medicine - in the form of sparkling sodas!'Canna Cola' combines soda and THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, to create ... Read more...

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Picher Town Facing Demolition Owing To Lead Contamination


January 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Picher, the mining town of Oklahoma, once a habitat of 14000 residents has turned into a ghost town where only a handful of people are left ... Read more...

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Brit man drowns in bath as wife cheats on him with stepson in hotel


January 26th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A man in Britain is said to have drowned in his bath while his wife was having a fling with her stepson in a hotel room.Ray Lee, 52, ... Read more...

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US doctor charged with killing babies at his clinic


January 21st, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A US doctor has been charged with snapping the spinal cords of seven babies with a pair of scissors and performing illegal abortions for immigrants and the poor ... Read more...

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FDA orders lowering of pain relieving ingredient in Vicodin


January 14th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration in the United States is expected to announce on Thursday that the amount of acetaminophen in some prescription pain killers will ... Read more...

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Reporter Says Simon Monjack Responsible For Brittany Murphy Death


January 12th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been more than a year since Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy passed away but it seems like that the actress has left behind a lot ... Read more...

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Judge dismisses drugs-related charges against Anna Nicole Smith’s aides


January 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): A judge hearing the late Anna Nicole Smith's case has dismissed drug conspiracy charges against her boyfriend and psychiatrist.A jury in October found Howard Stern and Dr Khristine ... Read more...

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Prosecutors Recommend No Prison For Anna Nicole Smith’s Associates


January 6th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Anna Nicole Smith, the late Playboy model and sex symbol of the nation passed away on February 8, 2007 in a Florida hotel room owing to ... Read more...

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