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Northeast Ohio companies receive $10m grant for furthering technologies targeting opioid crisis
Northeast Ohio companies receive $10m grant for furthering technologies targeting opioid crisis
Dec 12, 2017

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved $10 million to bolster technologies that would help fight drug abuse and addiction. The amount is part of the $20 million grant to combat the drug menace in the state that Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced during his State of the State address this year. Now, a medical

Funeral home takes to coercive campaign to stop people from using fentanyl
Funeral home takes to coercive campaign to stop people from using fentanyl
Dec 08, 2017

In an attempt to dissuade people from using fentanyl, a Canadian funeral home has come up with an innovative campaign for its community. Launched by Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services in British Columbia, the campaign features a photo of a white family gathered around a casket with the tagline, “Will fentanyl be the reason for

Tales of addiction and recovery shared at high school meet attended by Sen. Sanders
Tales of addiction and recovery shared at high school meet attended by Sen. Sanders
Nov 22, 2017

This assembly at the Burlington High School, attended and led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, was different from the regular ones. It had gripping tales of opioid addiction, recovery, victory and tragedy, turning it into an emotionally charged event. Those present in the assembly grew poignant, as many lecturers recollected their respective struggles with addiction and

Pain management expert devises novel ways of treating chronic pain without opioids
Pain management expert devises novel ways of treating chronic pain without opioids
Nov 13, 2017

The United State is in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis that claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016, with fentanyl and its analogs causing 20,000 overdose deaths. Despite a number of steps being taken by the government to control the situation, opioids prescribed to patients for chronic pain seem to drive the entire

‘Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis’ – Wall of 22,000 pills by National Safety Council
‘Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis’ – Wall of 22,000 pills by National Safety Council
Nov 10, 2017

The National Security Council (NSC), a non-profit organization, has launched a nationwide public campaign by giving a face to the opioid crisis. It has unveiled a memorial wall that includes 22,000 pills each of which is engraved with the face of someone who lost his/her life due to an opioid overdose. The wall is called

I’m not a petite little runner with six-pack abs, says model Huffine
I’m not a petite little runner with six-pack abs, says model Huffine
Nov 03, 2017

Plus-size model Candice Huffine is giving some serious competition to her contemporaries. After working with top industry names like Mert and Marcus, walking the runway for noted designer Christian Siriano and others, appearing on fashion magazine covers, and becoming the first plus-size model to appear in the prestigious Pirelli Calendar published for the company’s VIP

Teen substance abuse and delinquency see a dip, says survey
Teen substance abuse and delinquency see a dip, says survey
Nov 02, 2017

Teen substance abuse and delinquent behavior have gone down significantly, revealed a recent national survey undertaken by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers, who studied the data of more than a decade, observed that teens today are far less inclined to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs. They

World Smile Day: Smiling is a natural antidepressant sans side effects
World Smile Day: Smiling is a natural antidepressant sans side effects
Oct 06, 2017

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin very well understood the benefits of a smile and how it can make a difference in life. It’s just that everyone needs to feel it and internalize it. One must have realized how a glance at a smiling face,

Stay positive to recover from mental illness: Here’s why
Stay positive to recover from mental illness: Here’s why
Oct 03, 2017

A famous saying goes, “What you think, you become.” Thinking has a very important role in setting our life’s path. It is the master who guides one’s actions, emotions and behavior, and fuels happiness. Correct thinking can help one conquer the world and overcome problems of any magnitude. Willpower and positive thinking can make impossible

Ivanka Trump gets candid about her postpartum depression
Ivanka Trump gets candid about her postpartum depression
Sep 25, 2017

Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of President Donald Trump, recently revealed how she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of each of her three children. “I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent or as an entrepreneur and executive,” she said during a television chat with Dr. Oz,