Drug overdose death rate in US teens jumps 19% in a year, reports CDC
Drug overdose death rate in US teens jumps 19% in a year, reports CDC
Aug 18, 2017

Latest statistics from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics revealed a 19 percent surge in drug overdose deaths among American teens aged between 15 and 19 years. The rise was observed after a 26 percent decline in teen overdose deaths from 2007 to 2014. The

New Jersey teen died due to fentanyl and heroin overdose
New Jersey teen died due to fentanyl and heroin overdose
Aug 17, 2017

In another macabre incident involving opioid overdose, a 13-year-old boy from Middle Township, New Jersey, died in June this year due to an overdose of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin, indicated the toxicology report released in August 2017. Authorities said that the boy, Vincent Weiner (13), died at his mother’s home in Middle Township

Video games may soon be the new cure for mental health disorders
Video games may soon be the new cure for mental health disorders
Aug 18, 2017

Can you ever imagine that the video game you are playing is actually enhancing your mental well-being? Apart from the sense of gratification that it provides, it is also strengthening your cognitive functions and promoting learning. New and innovative consumer-accessible technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality etc., that can be easily integrated into game devices,

THC-infused gum to offer relief from pain; but is it a safe alternative?
THC-infused gum to offer relief from pain; but is it a safe alternative?
Aug 16, 2017

AXIM Biotechnologies Inc., a pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York, recently announced that it has partnered with another U.S.-based pharma company to manufacture a marijuana-based chewing gum for AIDS and cancer patients, especially those undergoing chemotherapy. The research team at AXIM Biotech intends to infuse the chewing gum with a synthetic THC medicine known as

FDA aims to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels
FDA aims to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels
Aug 08, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 28, 2017, announced an elaborate plan to curb the levels of tobacco addiction in the United States. The FDA will reach out to the public to seek their agreement on lowering nicotine in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels. This might see the agency issuing an Advance Notice

National Happiness Happens Day: Best cosmetic to enhance inner beauty
National Happiness Happens Day: Best cosmetic to enhance inner beauty
Aug 07, 2017

British textile designer, writer, artist and socialist, William Morris aptly penned down the mantra for a happy life: “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” By taking a genuine interest in all aspects of life, he meant making happiness happen in daily life. Sadly,

Such is the menace of drug abuse in the United States that the federal government currently spends about $5 billion annually on substance abuse treatment. And if treatment is to be made available to each patient of substance use disorder (SUD), the government will have to spend a mind-boggling $700 billion approximately over the next decade. As a nation, there is a need to give much more attention to the problem that claims more lives than guns or cars or suicide and is the greatest contributor to homelessness, child welfare cases, crime, emerg
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Charlize Theron talks about living with her father’s alcoholism and resultant trauma
Charlize Theron talks about living with her father’s alcoholism and resultant trauma
Jul 31, 2017
Alcoholism and domestic violence are a harsh reality of the society and nobody is immune to it. In a recent radio interview, actor Charlize Theron (41) talked about growing up with a father dependent
After flirting with death, Lamar Odom bids adieu to drugs
After flirting with death, Lamar Odom bids adieu to drugs
Jul 28, 2017
Once a member of the NBA champions team Los Angeles Lakers, Lamar Odom was on the brink of death in 2015 due to his tryst with drugs. Penning his ordeal for The Players’ Tribune, the NBA Sixth Man o
Troian Bellisario gets candid, bares all about her struggle with mental illness
Troian Bellisario gets candid, bares all about her struggle with mental illness
Jul 20, 2017
The “Pretty Little Liars” actor, Troian Bellisario, recently opened up about her eating disorder and mental illness in a column written for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. In her letter dated July 1