Majority of New Yorkers support legalizing recreational use of marijuana, suggests poll
Majority of New Yorkers support legalizing recreational use of marijuana, suggests poll
Feb 21, 2018

People of New York are high on legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, a recent poll has revealed. The poll results come almost a month after Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2018 proposed a study to determine the plausibility of legalizing weed for adult use in the state. Cuomo also urged lawmakers to fund the “feasibility

Russian athlete tested positive for meldonium at 2018 Winter Olympics
Russian athlete tested positive for meldonium at 2018 Winter Olympics
Feb 21, 2018

It seems controversy has become part of Russian athletes’ life. On Feb. 18, 2018, curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze in the mixed doubles at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, reportedly tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. The Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) on Feb. 19 formally opened an investigation into

Canadians forego food and heat to pay for prescription drugs, says study
Canadians forego food and heat to pay for prescription drugs, says study
Feb 20, 2018

Canada is the only country in the developed world without a universal drug plan, despite having a comprehensive health care system in place. Additionally, the drug prices in the country are the second-highest in the industrialized world. Now, a recent study has suggested that almost 1 million Canadians nationwide had to rein in their spending

Messaging app being used for drug trafficking
Messaging app being used for drug trafficking
Feb 01, 2018

There was a time when dark net was the online marketplace for people looking for anything from assault rifles to every possible breed of drugs under the Sun. Silk Road was the first such online black market, which was raided and shut down by law enforcement agencies in November 2013. In July 2017, in a

Smoking rate among adults of New York hits all-time low
Smoking rate among adults of New York hits all-time low
Feb 22, 2018

New Yorkers are giving up the smoking habit in large numbers, says an official data. According to the data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the adult smoking rate in the state reached its lowest level at 14 percent in 2016, well below the national average of 15.5 percent. The statistics

“Celebrating Lost Loved Ones” map raises awareness about opioid overdose
“Celebrating Lost Loved Ones” map raises awareness about opioid overdose
Feb 09, 2018

“Celebrating Lost Loved Ones” Map is one of the novel initiatives taken by the National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit organization, to disseminate awareness about the current opioid crisis, and fulfil its mission of culminating it. The initiative allows friends and family members of the diseased to pay homage by posting an image of the

People who have faced sexual harassment even once in their life will agree to the fact that it takes a lot of courage to take a step forward and accept what they have been through. Even the thought of their harasser’s retaliation is sometimes enough to send chills down their spine. Many of them even fear being stigmatized by the society, losing their jobs, experiencing conflicts in personal relationships, and facing the blame. Most of these fears and worries are true because people who have been through sexual harassment agree that it is a bi
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Ex-WWE star Eva Marie reveals her battle with alcohol addiction
Ex-WWE star Eva Marie reveals her battle with alcohol addiction
Jan 24, 2018
Natalie Eva Marie – a former professional wrestler, fashion designer, fitness model and actress –is a multifaceted personality. She recently penned an emotional piece for InStyle, in which she rev
Meth and hallucinations: How Fergie felt being ‘tracked’ by FBI, CIA and SWAT
Meth and hallucinations: How Fergie felt being ‘tracked’ by FBI, CIA and SWAT
Dec 12, 2017
Just like most of the people hooked on drugs, she also enjoyed crystal meth when she started it. However, hallucinations – sometimes about infrared cameras and bunnies and sometimes about being trac
When Timbaland almost succumbed to opioid overdose
When Timbaland almost succumbed to opioid overdose
Dec 11, 2017
American singer, songwriter and DJ Tim Mosley, popular as Timbaland, recently opened up about his depression and drug addiction. A few years ago, life had almost fallen apart for the record producer b