Lydia Davis Wins The Man Booker International Prize 2013

American writer Lydia Davis wins the Man Booker International Prize 2013. Lydia Davis is known for her very short stores. Her short stories show elements of being analytical, intelligent, crafty and firm. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded once in two years to an author for “an achievement in fiction on the world stage.” The prize comprises a prize of £60,000 (about $91,000). The eligible work needs to be original in English or needs …

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BBC Radio Presenter Died After Taking Drugs

Drug Abuse is seen mostly among the elite group especially in case of expensive drugs. Moreover, celebrities from different fields are often associated with drug abuse. A similar situation happened to one of the radio presenters which cost him his life. The BBC radio presenter George Webley died of a heart attack after consuming the illelgal drug mephedrone. He was popularly known as Big George, aged about 53 and was found dead at his home …

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Philippines Rank Fourth as Main Source for Drugs, While China in Top

During the anniversary of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, its Vice president announced that Philippine stood fourth in Asia among the main sources of illegal drugs, while china is the top drug destination in the region. In terms of point of origin of illegal drugs in Asia, Malaysia tops the list with 24% followed by Macau, and Thailand. Nepal and Philippine stood at fourth position followed by Vietnam and other Asian countries. This sounds some …

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One in the Five have Knowingly Taken Lift from a Drunken Driver

It is quite common in people to do errors unknowingly, without their knowledge. But what if they do it knowingly. Yes, a recent study revealed that people even after knowing the fact that the driver is drunken still asked him for a lift. The survey was conducted by AA Motor Insurance Poll, in which it was found out that one in the five respondents admitted that they have knowingly taken the lift from a driver …

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Michael Jackson’s Doctor Sued for Fueling His Drug Addiction

The death of Michael Jackson, the king of pop is really a great loss to the entertainment industry. The investigations about his death are still going on and a latest development in the case is suing Micheal’s personal doc for fueling his drug addiction. Jackson’s dermatologist Arnold Klein has been accused for providing him with the pain killers and the muscle relaxers which led him to prescription drug addiction. For some time his doctor Conrad …

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Everett Police Warn About the Dangers of Bath Salts

Government, private health organizations, health camps all made their trails to create awareness among the public about substance abuse and the illicit drugs. The suggestions given by Everett police about bath salts reflects their social concern about public health. Everett police are taking a proactive approach to warn the people about the toxicity of the synthetic drugs. Recently they advised the people and tried to create awareness on bath salts. As the normal people think …

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Nearly 1-1.5 million Americans are Legal Medical Marijuana Patients

Medical marijuana refers to the use of plant parts of a herb called cannabis, as a medicine or herbal therapy as recommended by a physician. From the same plant the marijuana drug is also derived and hence the use of medical marijuana is often controversial. Majority of governments do not recognize the use of these plant parts for medicinal use. However, other governments such as US allows its use in varying degrees for one or …

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104 million Americans Aged 12 or Older have Tried Marijuana At least Once

Marijuana is a dried herb of the hemp plant. Cannabis refer to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant. Earlier it is used to treat certain medical disorders and later many people tried using it as a drug. But now marijuana use has become so immense that it became a major problem in many developed countries. Many studies have shown the harmful effects of marijuana on one’s health. THC is the main active …

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