Bootleg liquor death toll rises in Turkey's northwest

The death toll from bootleg alcohol has risen to 12 in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ's Çorlu district, while seven people are still being treated in intensive care unit for alcohol poisoning.

Two more men, named Vedat Bektaş and Ahmet Ataman, died on July 5 of alcohol poisoning in Çorlu, an industrial town that has been hit by a string of deaths linked to bootleg liquor.

"The consequences can be disastrous" - it has nothing to do with coronavirus

Dragoljub Jovanovi, a pedagogue from the Special Hospital for Addiction Diseases in Drajzerova Street, told RTS that the consequences of drinking alcohol can be catastrophic for a young organism.
Dragoljub Jovanovi says that there are three factors in the development of alcoholism - the substance itself, a person with its individual characteristics and the environment.

Euthanasia Finally Legalized in Spain, Religious Community Protest

Lawmakers in Spain have voted to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, making it only the fifth country globally to make the practice legal after the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada.

The law will come into force in three months' time after the landmark vote passed in the lower house of the Spanish parliament by 202 votes to 141, with two abstentions.

Pandemic and Lockdown Made Bulgarians Seek Consolation in Antidepressants

The pandemic, lockdowns and the fear of the unknown have made the Bulgarians seek support in antidepressants and psychotropic drugs, shows a study by the National Center for Public Health Protection and Analysis - "Mental health aspects of the Covid-19 epidemic in Bulgaria".

The study compares data from the beginning of the pandemic with those from 2019.

Opting for Dry January, Benefits and Negative Effect

Giving up alcohol for January can have both a positive and negative effect on your body, an expert has shared.

While there are obvious benefits associated with avoiding alcohol, such as a reduced risk of developing cancer and liver disease later in life, Dry January can also have a surprising detrimental impact on your body.

Death toll from bootleg alcohol rises to 30

At least 30 people have died and 20 more have been hospitalized in the last two weeks in Istanbul after consuming bootleg alcohol.

The victims, most of the citizens of Turkmenistan living in Istanbul, rubbed the toxic substance on their bodies before consuming it in an attempt to protect themselves against the coronavirus, according to the police sources.

Group calls for complete ban on drink driving

The national association of driving instructors has asked authorities to abolish limits for drink driving, claiming that driving under the influence of any amount of alcohol is dangerous.
According to Greece's highway code, it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.5 milligrams per liter or a breath alcohol content of more than 0.25mg/l.