Man with depression rams car into his family, kills 2
Man with depression rams car into his family, kills 2
May 22, 2018

A pleasant Sunday lunch turned into a tragedy when Roger Self rammed car into his family at a restaurant in North Carolina on May 20, 2018, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and injuring son, wife and 13-year-old granddaughter. According to the family’s pastor, Austin Rammell from Venture Church in Dallas, Self was suffering from severe

Non-compliance of rules for Medicaid payments can cost Missouri nearly $1.7 million
Non-compliance of rules for Medicaid payments can cost Missouri nearly $1.7 million
May 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently decided to check whether the states complied with the federal and state requirements that prohibited Medicaid payments. According to the report filed by the OIG, Missouri was found to be noncompliant with up to $2.7 million spent toward inappropriate claims

30 California counties file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors
30 California counties file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors
May 11, 2018

Any conversation regarding the opioid epidemic is incomplete without the involvement of drug manufacturers and distributors. The large-scale movement of suing pharmaceutical companies by various states has spread to California as well. Some 30 California counties, representing nearly 10.5 million people, have filed a lawsuit against 12 major pharmaceutical corporations, holding them responsible for contributing

Exhibition trains parents spot signs of substance abuse in kids’ bedrooms
Exhibition trains parents spot signs of substance abuse in kids’ bedrooms
May 10, 2018

With the intention of educating parents and helping them get familiar with their kids’ activities involving alcohol or any other form of substance abuse, Nia Inc. of Greater Richmond, a nonprofit organization, recently organized an interactive drug prevention exhibit in a mock bedroom setting. Exhibition “Hidden in Plain Sight,” organized previously in other places, was

National Prevention Week: Carroll County addresses substance abuse through ‘Dear Future Me’ campaign
National Prevention Week: Carroll County addresses substance abuse through ‘Dear Future Me’ campaign
May 15, 2018

Video “Dear Future Me” by the Manchester Valley girls basketball team is expected to serve as an inspiration for the youth, teens and other athletes to stay away from harmful substances, says team coach Heather DeWees. She reiterated that there is life beyond drugs and alcohol, and one can succeed in life without depending on

Swedish fitness model Jelly Devote on life after giving up alcohol
Swedish fitness model Jelly Devote on life after giving up alcohol
May 10, 2018

At around 20 years of age, Instagram star Jelly Devote probably weighed around 75 kg, had an unhealthy lifestyle, was a heavy drinker and hated herself. Seven years later, Devote is a transformed woman – she has given up processed foods and parties, shed weight and exercised her way to a better self. From drinking

One-fourth of the global population suffers from some mental health issue and still the problem gets ignored, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, said recently. The words of caution came during a recently held roundtable discussion on mental well-being, which was jointly organized by the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO), and charitable body Wellcome Trust in London. The all-important discussion coincided with the beginning of the observance of Mental Health Month in the United States. As per a Mental Health
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Rapper Macklemore on using drugs to cope with fame and discovering inner peace
Rapper Macklemore on using drugs to cope with fame and discovering inner peace
May 21, 2018
A life that is constantly on display, and exposed to unceasing public judgment and round-the-clock media attention can sometimes become too much too handle. Fame may bring with it money, status, power
Cheyenne Jackson celebrates 5 years of sobriety
Cheyenne Jackson celebrates 5 years of sobriety
May 18, 2018
Being famous definitely has advantages, but it also comes with certain drawbacks. Behind all the glitz and glamor that a celebrity life may bring, celebs are just like normal people who may also strug
Comedian Mike King on growing up with self-esteem issues and drug and alcohol addiction
Comedian Mike King on growing up with self-esteem issues and drug and alcohol addiction
May 08, 2018
Considered to be one of the toughest performing arts, comedy doesn’t come easy to people. A comedian is always under duress to perform and enthrall the audience. The constant pressure to be on the t