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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,

James Franco opens his heart about his depression and addiction during teen years
James Franco opens his heart about his depression and addiction during teen years
Aug 04, 2017

The “127 Hours” actor, James Franco, recently made some candid and honest revelations about his struggle with depression and addictions during his teen years. In an interview with the Out Magazine about his latest project “The Deuce” (to be aired on HBO from Sept. 10), Franco also talked about his behavioral health issues and addiction

Brandon Marshall delivers ‘powerful presentation’ on mental health
Brandon Marshall delivers ‘powerful presentation’ on mental health
Aug 03, 2017

The next big passion for New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall, apart from National Football League (NFL), is mental health. However, he was reluctant to speak on the topic when invited by NFL owners and coaches at the organization’s annual meeting in March this year. Ultimately, he agreed for the lecture that turned out

International Day of Friendship: Help a friend combat addiction
International Day of Friendship: Help a friend combat addiction
Jul 28, 2017

Various surveys reveal that a disturbingly significant number of American adults are engaging in abuse or excessive use of harmful substances which include tranquilizers, sedatives, stimulants and alcohol. In fact, the nation has woken up to the harsh reality that drug overdose fatalities have claimed more victims than incidents of gun violence or road rages.

Detoxing during pregnancy could be safe, say experts
Detoxing during pregnancy could be safe, say experts
Jul 27, 2017

With the nation under the sway of an opioid epidemic, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has said that it is safe to treat babies born with an addiction, something that was considered harmful earlier. According to conventional wisdom, stopping opioids or detoxing pregnant women is associated with enormous risks for the child,

National Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents can help children combat addiction
National Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents can help children combat addiction
Jul 13, 2017

The United States is battling one of the worst forms of drug abuse – addiction to prescription opioids, which is fueled by a skyrocketing surge in the use of opioid analgesics. These are pain relievers and central nervous system depressants (CNS), used for alleviating symptoms of anxiety. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and

FDA to impose stringent doctor-training rules on opioid manufacturers
FDA to impose stringent doctor-training rules on opioid manufacturers
Jul 12, 2017

With an eye on combating the opioid crisis ravaging the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new guideline that would require opioid manufacturers to impart extensive education to physicians and health care professionals about prescribing the drugs. While announcing the agency’s intent and plans on July 10, FDA Commissioner Scott

Effect of cheating on one’s mental and physical health and tips to deal with it
Effect of cheating on one’s mental and physical health and tips to deal with it
Jun 22, 2017

“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than the exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” ― Cheryl Hughes Cheating or infidelity may be small words but have serious connotations. This quote by Cheryl Hughes accurately describes the pain of being cheated on.

International Day of Yoga: How yoga impacts mental health
International Day of Yoga: How yoga impacts mental health
Jun 21, 2017

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice that is said to have originated in India. The ancient practice amalgamates physical, mental and spiritual disciplines to attain total harmony. Yoga purports to unite the body and the mind, fulfillment and restraint, nature and human. It is a holistic approach towards attaining health and complete well-being. Seeing the mental