Marijuana to cancer: Scientists in Seattle have found that young men smoking marijuana were at a higher risk of developing an aggressive form of testicular cancer called nonseminoma than those who had never tried the drug. The disease is known to strike men in there 20s and 30s and is the most common type of cancer among men in the UK, the researchers said. The study, published in the journal

The opium trade yielded enormous profits to the British imperialists during the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.

China overtakes US: China has edged ahead of the US as the world

Says goodbye to burning of seized drugs in the open Vishal Joshi The Haryana police is all set to become a "green force'. Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the police has finally said goodbye to the highly objectionable practice of uncontrolled burning of seized narcotic drugs. The state police headquarters had directed the IGPs of all police ranges and district police heads to immediately discontinue the practice of unscientific burning of drugs.

Afghanistan's agriculture ministry has called for us $2.5- billion international aid to boost its ailing agriculture sector by 2011. The fund will help the government eliminate poppy

Tens of thousands of American families may be living in buildings once used as methamphetamine labs - most of them oblivious to the fact. Some who have learned of their home's history similarly attribute mysterious ailments to the toxic legacy of illicit drug manufacture, but like Katrina Evans they are finding that there is precious little firm knowledge about what risks they are running. Only now is a new federal law authorising more research into the problem, and promising to fill in some gaps.

The Australian government's advisory group on drugs has defended a graphic new television campaign about the drug crystal methamphetamine or ice. It shows an office worker unable to sleep after

Afghanistan is once again under pressure from the us government to implement a controversial counter-narcotics plan for eradication of its poppy fields. As per the us plan, Afghanistan should spray


Afghanistan's opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels recorded, showing an increase of 49 per cent from last year. The un office on Drugs and Crime (unodc) has described the figures