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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

Secret to Her Majesty’s health isn’t four alcoholic drinks every day
Secret to Her Majesty’s health isn’t four alcoholic drinks every day
Aug 14, 2017

The latest story doing the rounds of social media branding Queen Elizabeth II as a binge drinker was trashed rather quickly when her former royal chef Darren McGrady clarified that his statement had been misinterpreted. Previously, when McGrady had commented that while Queen Elizabeth II is not giving an audience to her subjects or any

Losing legal access to cannabis helps students improve grades, suggests study
Losing legal access to cannabis helps students improve grades, suggests study
Aug 14, 2017

After declining for several years, marijuana use on American college campuses has shown a sudden spike. Data from the 2015 Monitoring the Future study shows that marijuana use among college students increased sharply from 30 percent in 2006 to 38 percent in 2015. College students consider using marijuana to be safer than alcohol consumption –

Maine legalization committee proposes taxing recreational marijuana at 20 percent
Maine legalization committee proposes taxing recreational marijuana at 20 percent
Aug 10, 2017

In November 2016, Maine voters approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, along with its retail sale and taxation. A part of the law, which allows Mainers aged above 21 to grow six mature plants and possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana at a time, came into effect on Jan. 30, 2017. Besides stipulating a

Now, New Hampshire sues OxyContin manufacturer
Now, New Hampshire sues OxyContin manufacturer
Aug 10, 2017

New Hampshire is the latest state to join the outcry against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. The state sued the company for alleged deceptive marketing strategies. The attorney general’s office in New Hampshire sued the pharma company on Aug. 8, 2017, for downplaying the risk of addiction to the drug, bragging its effectiveness and

US opioid epidemic could be worse than perceived, claims study
US opioid epidemic could be worse than perceived, claims study
Aug 09, 2017

The current figures of heroin and opioid overdose deaths in the United States are severely underreported, says a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia. The opioid epidemic gripping the country could be worse than what people believed it to be. The researchers analyzed thousands of death certificates between 2008 and 2014

Vegas doctor gets 10 years for illegal opioid prescriptions
Vegas doctor gets 10 years for illegal opioid prescriptions
Aug 09, 2017

A 93-year-old doctor was recently sent to prison for 10 years for writing illegal prescriptions. Dr. Henri Wetselaar, a pain management practitioner in Las Vegas, was also fined $2.5 million on Aug. 1, 2017, for fueling the illegal supply of opioids in the market, media reports said. Wetselaar was accused of prescribing large amounts of

“Same story repeated over and over again”: Morgues in Ohio’s counties overwhelmed with bodies of opioid overdose victims
“Same story repeated over and over again”: Morgues in Ohio’s counties overwhelmed with bodies of opioid overdose victims
Aug 08, 2017

As morgues in Ohio run out of space for bodies of opioid overdose victims, many fear that this is only the beginning. The state is among the worst impacted by the opioid epidemic. In 2015, opioids were involved in 82 percent overdose deaths in Ohio. The situation is especially frightful in Montgomery County which is

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,