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Louisiana police killed man, misled mother for 6 months over his death
It took a Louisiana mother six months to learn that police had killed her son during a scuffle. She believed he had died due to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Now the FBI is investigating his death.

19.09.2014 01:12

Ebola epidemic spawns black market in survivors’ blood
As the deadly Ebola virus continues to ravage a wide swath of Western Africa, some of the infected are turning to an illicit trade in survivors’ blood, despite warnings from the World Health Organization.

18.09.2014 07:10

Real-life ‘Breaking Bad’: Chemistry teacher brings date-rape drug recipes to school
A Houston-area chemistry teacher had recipes for date-rape drugs in her possession when she was arrested at school Friday. Police have found a cache of drugs and a loaded shotgun in her home.

16.09.2014 19:21

‘Dope mobile:’ Vatican librarian’s car carrying cocaine, cannabis detained in France
Using an official Vatican car to transport cocaine and cannabis did not help two Italians to avoid justice. Diplomatic plates failed to protect the two smugglers as they were stopped and arrested in France.

16.09.2014 17:07

Superbug time bomb: FDA vets only 10% of antibiotics that farm animals share with humans
The regular administration of antibiotics to US farm animals could have disastrous effects for humans, scientists fear. Many of the drugs are same as those given to humans and there are worries that the bacteria could become resistant due to overuse.

15.09.2014 18:32

New anti-obesity pill to help curb appetite of 78mn Americans
US regulators have approved a weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third type of such prescription medication introduced in over 10 years, despite carrying some possible heavy side-effects of its own.

12.09.2014 08:22

Pennsylvania sued for details on secret execution cocktail
​The American Civil Liberties Union, along with four newspapers, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania seeking to uncover the source of the drugs used in its lethal injection procedures.

12.09.2014 03:30

Texas executes eighth inmate of the year despite questions about lethal drug
​Officials in Texas executed a convicted murderer on Wednesday evening, despite arguments raised by the man’s counsel concerning the drug used to kill him.

10.09.2014 14:25

Activating single gene could extend human lifespan by 30% - scientists
In an experiment on fruit flies, UCLA biologists activated just one gene, AMPK, which extended their lifespan by nearly a third, by helping them to get rid of “cellular garbage” causing old age diseases such as Parkinson’s. Humans have the same gene.

10.09.2014 17:35

​Hundreds of UK & Irish patients wake up every year during surgery – report
More than 300 people a year in the UK and Ireland report they have been conscious during surgery – despite being given general anaesthesia.

10.09.2014 11:53

Federal body rules out drug legalization in Russia
A senior spokesman for Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service has said legalizing drugs would inflict non-repairable damage to the nation and wouldn’t happen in current conditions.

10.09.2014 12:09

Philadelphia set to decriminalize marijuana possession
The Mayor of Philadelphia has agreed to endorse legislation that decriminalizes the possession and public consumption of marijuana, making it one of the largest American cities to turn back punitive drug laws.

10.09.2014 01:04

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