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500,000 Captagon tablets seized in Dubai


August 7th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has intercepted a massive shipment of 500,000 Captagon tablets, a synthetic amphetamine-type stimulant, at the Jebel Ali port.The Fenethylline drug pills were found in ... Read more...

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Seven held in Britain on terror funding charges


May 1st, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Seven people were arrested Tuesday in Britain on suspicion of being involved in the funding of a terrorist organisation, a media report said.Six men and one ... Read more...

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American sprinter Rodgers banned for doping


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The United States Anti-Doping Agency has announced that American sprinter Michael Rodgers was banned for nine months after failing a drug test at a track meet ... Read more...

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Males snakes pursue same sex with high estrogen


February 12th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) High estrogen levels could unwittingly wreck one's sexuality and love life -- so beware.Male snakes implanted with a small capsule that raised their estrogen level ... Read more...

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Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich banned for 2 years


February 9th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was Thursday banned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for two years and stripped of his third-place ... Read more...

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UK could become a hub for khat smuggling


January 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European officials have warned that the United Kingdom could become the hub for the international smuggling of the plant stimulant khat. The plant has been banned in ... Read more...

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Bid to smuggle narcotics tablets foiled in Dubai


December 15th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS/WAM) A bid to smuggle around 14,000 narcotic tablets has been foiled at the Dubai international airport, an official said.A total number of 13,929 tablets of fenethylline ... Read more...

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125 kg of ephedrine drug seized


November 17th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A huge amount of ephedrine, a controlled drug, concealed in a sofa has been seized from a container bound for the southeast Asian nation of Laos, ... Read more...

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Dutch drive more often under influence of drugs


September 27th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 27 (IANS) The Dutch drive cars under the influence of drugs more often than those in any other European country, new research shows.The study, by Dutch road ... Read more...

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Coffee chases away depression in women


September 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Drinking coffee might help depressed women in chasing away their blues, a new study has found.Caffeine is the most popular stimulant in the world and about ... Read more...

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Study blasts the idea of giving energy drinks to kids


May 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study says water and not energy drink should be given to sporty children. Energy drinks are mainly used by sports personalities to replace the ... Read more...

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Keep kids away from energy drinks


May 30th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Children should stick to drinking water after exercise as energy and sports drinks contain high levels of caffeine and other harmful substances, researchers say.In a new ... Read more...

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Alcohol ‘can make you happy or sad depending on your genetic make-up’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking alcohol can make you happy or sad depending on your genetic make-up.Scientists from the University of Chicago have discovered that some ... Read more...

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Alcohol addiction more likely among those it peps up


April 5th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks - those who get ... Read more...

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‘Ivory wave’ replacing banned ‘miaow miaow’ as new party drug


March 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): A drug known as 'ivory wave' seems to be replacing mephedrone or 'miaow miaow' as the next legal high after mephedrone was banned in the UK and made ... Read more...

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Toure’s drug ban expected to be similar to rugby player Duckworth’s verdict


March 8th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8(ANI): Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been given a hint of his possible punishment for failing a drugs test after York City Knights rugby league player Matty Duckworth ended ... Read more...

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Kolo Toure did not use any illegal substance, claims brother Yaya


March 6th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6(ANI): Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has defended his brother Kolo, who failed a drug test, saying that the substance found in his system came from a stimulant contained in ... Read more...

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Coffee boosts women’s brainpower, but sends men into meltdown


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study by psychologists at Bristol University suggests that women should swap herbal teas for strong coffee if they want to get ahead of their male counterparts ... Read more...

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Ethanol Made From Banned Energy Drinks


January 7th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a move that will surely be hailed by the environmental groups a banned energy drink is being converted into car fuel in USA. In last ... Read more...

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The latest drink and drive warning- but this time it’s for coffee


January 7th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Experts have challenged UK government's advice that urges drivers to drink caffeinated drinks if they feel tired, saying that the stimulant could have potentially dangerous side-effects.A motoring group ... Read more...

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Jab developed to help drug addicts break vicious habit


January 7th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) A shot that could help drug addicts break the vicious habit has been developed by the US researchers.The team produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving ... Read more...

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Jackson’s doctor faces death charge


January 4th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) The doctor accused of being responsible for late pop legend Michael Jackson's death is due to appear in a Los Angeles court to face a charge of ... Read more...

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New legal party drugs ‘as dangerous as cocaine’


December 31st, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Many teenagers in UK have been admitted to the hospital after taking dangerous new strains of 'legal highs', it has emerged.A report compiled by drugs workers in Cambridge ... Read more...

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Coffee with sugar activates attentiveness, memory


November 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) A cup of coffee activates attentiveness and memory if it is taken with sugar. University of Barcelona scientists found that taking caffeine and sugar together boosts the brain's ... Read more...

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Nine Australian athletes fail doping test


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 23(ANI): Nine unidentified Australian athletes have tested positive for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine (DMAA), used in bodybuilding and dietary supplements.The drug tests were believed to have been carried out during ... Read more...

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Third Nigerian athlete flunks dope test, stripped off her silver medals


October 15th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): Doping continues to haunt Nigerian athletes even after the closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, as third runner from the country Folashade Abugan tested positive.Abugan was stripped ... Read more...

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Indian athlete Rani Yadav fails dope test


October 13th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Indian athlete Rani Yadav has tested positive for the banned substance Nandrolone. She participated in the 20-kilometre walk but did not win a Coomonwealth Games medal.Yadav, who ... Read more...

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CWG: Indian athlete fails dope test, medal tally at 91 (Afternoon Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Dope scandal hit the Indian contingent Wednesday, ahead of the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games Thursday, making it the third case at the Delhi Games.Rani Yadav, who ... Read more...

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Indian athlete tests positive in CWG (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Michael Fennel said Wednesday that an Indian athlete has failed the dope test at the Commonwealth Games.Fennell, however, declined to disclose the ... Read more...

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Indian athlete fails dope test: Fennell


October 13th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): After two Nigerian sprinters failed dope test at the XIXth Commonwealth Games, CGF President Michael Fennell on Wednesday said that one Indian athlete has flunked dope test ... Read more...

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Another Nigerian sprinter fails dope test at CWG


October 12th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell on Tuesday announced that Nigerian sprinter Samuel Okon, who finished sixth in the 110m hurdles final, has been tested positive for ... Read more...

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Second Nigerian athlete tests positive


October 12th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A second Nigerian tested positive for a banned substance at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.Nigerian hurdler Samuel Okon tested positive for a banned stimulant, barely 24 hours ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Nigerian sprint winner fails dope test


October 11th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Nigeria's athlete Osayemi Oludamola, who won the 100 metres women's sprint, has become the first competitor in the Commonwealth Games to flunk the dope test, a top ... Read more...

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First likely case of doping at CWG: Nigerian 100m gold medallist tests positive


October 11th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Nigeria's women's 100m gold medallist Osayemi Oludamola, who claimed gold after favourite Sally Pearson's disqualification, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance in what appears to ... Read more...

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Relieved Saurabh Vij to use Delhi meet as Asian Games preparations


September 30th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Shot putter Saurabh Vij is relieved after being retained in the Commonwealth Games squad following the National Anti Doping Association's (NADA) decision to lift his ... Read more...

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