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Watch Peshawar student confess to using world’s most addictive drug

Ice has become popular on campuses across KP in little over two years

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Boy sentenced to jail at 10 for drug trafficking freed after 11 years

Adnan contracted tuberculosis while in jail, according to his lawyer

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Russia’s Denis Cheryshev cleared of wrongdoing by anti-doping agency

Aa anti-doping agency in Spain found no evidence of Cheryshev using a banned substance

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Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts

Norway, which has one of the highest deadly drug overdose rates in Europe, will test prescribing free heroin to the most serious addicts to improve their living conditions

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Singer Demi Lovato awake after suspected overdose: media reports

Pop singer Demi Lovato, who has spoken openly about her history of drug and alcohol abuse, is awake after she was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday suffering from a suspected overdose, according to media reports.

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Singapore’s worst cyberattack steals personal data of 1.5 million

Hackers have infiltrated Singapore’s government health database in the country’s worst breach of personal data, stealing records on 1.5 million patients including the prime minister’s own personal drug prescriptions, the government said on Friday.

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Heroin killed British rugby players in Sri Lanka: court

Two English amateur rugby players had taken heroin just before their deaths while in Sri Lanka, a court was told Friday as it ordered the arrest of those responsible for selling the narcotics.

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Russia World Cup says yes to drugs with a doctor’s note

MOSCOW: World Cup fans in Russia may snort cocaine at the stadium — provided they have a doctor’s note. Some peculiar Russian rules are coming to light as the June 14-July 15 football extravaganza draws nearer. One was spotted by intrepid reporters at Russia’s government-friendly Izvestia daily in February and received new attention this week….

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Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with illegal drugs

Chittagong: One of Bangladesh’s top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday. Nazreen Khan Mukta, who plays first-grade cricket in the Dhaka Premier League, was returning from a match in the southeastern city of Cox’s Bazar when police stopped and searched the team bus at…

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NA committee approves bill for drug testing in Islamabad’s educational institutes

Reported by: Faizan Khan ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly approved a bill that seeks to introduce drug tests in the federal capital’s schools and colleges in a move to curtail widespread abuse of drugs in educational institutes. Two bills were approved by the Standing Committee on Cabinet related to the abuse of drugs. PPP’s Shahida Rehmani…

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Four DJs organise parties in Karachi where ecstasy, other drugs are supplied: police

KARACHI: Four DJs organise dance parties in the city where ice, ecstasy and other drugs are supplied to party-goers, according to police.  Party-goers in Karachi are issued invites to dance parties on social media. SAMAA TV obtained a footage that was filmed by a suspect at his house in Defence. The suspect drugged women and…

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Heroin found on British-Pakistani man at Islamabad airport

Security personnel caught a British-Pakistani man carrying 1kg of heroin at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Sunday According to the Airport Security Force, the man, identified as Assif Khan, had hidden the drugs in the soles of his shoes. He was travelling to London.

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China says U.S. should do more to cut its ‘enormous’ opioid demand

BEIJING: The United States should take action to reduce demand for the drugs fuelling its deadly opioid crisis rather than simply accusing China of being the major source, a top Chinese drug control official said, reported Reuters. “The biggest difficulty China faces in opioid control is that such drugs are in enormous demand in the…

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Anxiety Matters

 By Zara Maqbool   In the last few months, I have come across many people who complain of suffering from anxiety. A few of my clients have a similar issue complaining about anxiety that ranges from general anxiety without any distinct manifestation, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, social anxiety or any that comes post a…

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Common painkiller could slow cancer growth

ISLAMABAD: Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs has potential to slow the growth of cancer. The study, showed that the drug slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could have the same effect on other types of…

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Two suspects held, drugs seized in Quetta search operation

QUETTA: Police arrested two suspects and recovered 400 kilograms of drugs during a search operation in Quetta, Samaa reported. According to SSP Operations Naseebullah, the search operation was conducted near Samangli Airbase. More than 400 houses were searched in the raid. The law enforcement agency arrested took two persons into their custody and recovered 400…

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Here are some flu symptoms you need to look for

NEWS DESK: There’s a big difference between cold and flu – one is a winter annoyance, the other can floor you for days, reported The Independent. While a cold slowly builds over a few days, symptoms of the flu typically come on suddenly and you’ll start to feel ill within a few days of becoming…

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Watch: Drug dealers selling substance to students exposed in sting operation

Samaa TV conducted a sting operation in Faisalabad to expose drug dealers who are selling substances to students openly.

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Trump calls on Colombian leader for help in drugs war

US President Donald Trump said he is concerned about the “extraordinary” increase in drug crops in Colombia, in a letter to his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos made public Friday. Trump asked Santos for help in cutting down production and trafficking of drugs in Colombia to try to stop them entering the United States, according…

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The Informed Choice

By: Zara Maqbool Last week I took my 10 years old to Shifa Hospital Islamabad to consult with a gastroenterologist.  He had been suffering from some vomiting and stomach issues.  I normally take reference from some trusted source when consulting with a doctor I don’t know about but this time checking his credentials I took…

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