Researchers cast serious doubts on data behind recent study on alcohol use among Americans
Researchers cast serious doubts on data behind recent study on alcohol use among Americans
Aug 22, 2017

Some researchers have cast serious doubts on the data used in a study after its findings were published in JAMA Psychiatry on August 9, 2017. They contend that the federal survey on which the data was based underwent substantial methodological changes between 2001-02 and 2012-13. The findings suggested that America was in the midst of

2 plead guilty in $25-million health care fraud
2 plead guilty in $25-million health care fraud
Aug 22, 2017

Two men on Aug. 17, 2017, pleaded guilty to defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of $25 million. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler in Camden federal court charged the duo – Matthew Tedesco, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Linwood, New Jersey and Robert Bessey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – with conspiracy

National Senior Citizens Day: Honor and respect are inherent rights of elderly
National Senior Citizens Day: Honor and respect are inherent rights of elderly
Aug 21, 2017

Thanks to the significant progress in health care and education, the number of senior Americans have increased in the last few decades. However, with a longer life span, they also face numerous psychological and social challenges which might limit their capacity to lead a happy life. Sadly, loneliness is a major cause of anxiety and

Golfer and commentator David Feherty’s son dies of overdose
Golfer and commentator David Feherty’s son dies of overdose
Aug 21, 2017

“My first born son is gone from me, dying from an overdose on his 29th birthday. Bless his sweet heart, I will fight on,” tweeted a heartbroken David Feherty on Aug. 1, 2017. The former professional golfer of the European Tour and PGA Tour lost his oldest son, Shey, to a deadly drug overdose on

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