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Autopsy: Kobe Bryant’s pilot, Ara Zobayan, had no drugs or alcohol in system

Autopsy: Kobe Bryant’s pilot, Ara Zobayan, had no drugs or alcohol in system

Sports
May 15 (UPI) -- Ara Zobayan, the helicopter pilot of Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and seven others during their fatal crash in January, didn't have any drugs or alcohol in his system, according to autopsies released Friday. The reports by the Los Angeles County coroner's office described the scene of the crash in graphic detail, mentioning broken bones and dismembered body parts. The causes of death for Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, Zobayan and the other passengers on board were certified as blunt trauma. The report on Bryant revealed the only drug in his system was methylphenidate, which is sold under the brand name Ritalin and used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The aircraft was headed to Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand O...
Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Entertainment
Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis.The US rapper uploaded a picture showing him and the ex-England midfielder at the ages of 20 and 47, in an apparent attempt to show that "marijuana abuse" is safer than addiction to alcohol. His post has divided his followers, with some praising him for "speaking the truth" about the dangers of drinking and others accusing him of a lack of respect for Gascoigne, 52, who has repeatedly struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues over the years. Piers Morgan is among those to have criticised the 47-year-old Gin And Juice rapper over the post, tweeting: "This is nasty. Shame on you @SnoopDogg."Another tweeter...
‘Stress and alcohol use’ see Kit Harington check into wellness retreat

‘Stress and alcohol use’ see Kit Harington check into wellness retreat

Entertainment
By Lucia Binding, news reporter Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into a wellness retreat in the US - reportedly to undergo treatment for stress and alcohol use.The 32-year-old actor, who was catapulted into fame for his role as courageous Jon Snow, arrived at the luxury Prive-Swiss wellness retreat in Connecticut last month, according to the New York Post. He is believed to have checked himself into the clinic several weeks before the show came to an end on 19 May.A representative for the British actor said in a statement: "Kit has decided to utilise this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues." Image: Harington as the co...
Wayne Rooney spoke in ‘broken English’ and smelt of alcohol at time of arrest, says police report

Wayne Rooney spoke in ‘broken English’ and smelt of alcohol at time of arrest, says police report

Sports
INTOXICATED The former Manchester United and England captain was arrested last month in USA for public intoxication Wayne Rooney was speaking ‘broken English’ and had a ‘strong odour of alcoholic beverage about his person’ when he was arrested for public intoxication last month. The former Manchester United and England captain was left disorientated after mixing sleeping pills with alcohol while on a flight from Saudi Arabia. Rooney’s mugshot provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office from his arrest in December Rooney was then arrested in Virginia last month by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA) for public intoxication. The 33-year-old, who plays for DC United in the Sta...
WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

Health
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- More than one in 20 deaths worldwide is alcohol-related, a new analysis by the World Health Organization showed. Using 2016 data, the 476-page report, titled, "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018," indicates that more than three-quarters of the 3 million deaths involved men. Of all deaths attributable to alcohol, 28 percent were due to traffic accidents, self-harm, violence and other injuries. Another 21 percent were classified as digestive disorders, with 19 percent due to cardiovascular diseases. The remaining 32 percent were attributed to infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders and other health conditions in which alcohol use was involved. "Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol thro...