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powdered alcohol
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Alcohol … powder? It sounds strange, but it’s a product that’s been around for a long time. Mix enough alcohol with a moisture-absorbing food additive and you get a powder. Add water – or any liquid of your choice – and you have a beverage with the strength of a mixed drink. Last year, Lipsmark […]

electroconvulsive therapy
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Electroconvulsive therapy, more commonly known as ECT, was first introduced in 1938 to help treat psychiatric illnesses, in particular, severe depression. This controversial treatment declined in the 1960s because of the stigma attached to this “violent” and “inhumane” treatment. Yet in the 1970s, ECT became more popular and, currently, is the most effective treatment for […]

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  The word “detox” gets thrown around a lot when fad diets and cleanses are being discussed. For people trying to beat substance abuse, it doesn’t involve juices and stretching; rather, it’s the first time in a long time when their bodies relearn how to function without drugs. medical conditions. Detoxing from amphetamines is nerve-wracking […]

park walk benefit
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Imagine you are in a space surrounded by trees and greenery that provide cool shade from the sun. A light breeze is blowing, and you are loving how it cools down your skin. You inhale fresh, crisp air that you can feel inside your body. Birds lightly chirp somewhere and it sounds musical. Just imagining […]

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Sean Parker co-founded Facebook. He founded Naptser, one of the first online file-sharing sites. Now Parker and his billions are behind the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) for the November ballot. But opponents of Parker’s initiative say it is more about commerce than it is about decriminalizing pot in California. A 62-page regulatory nightmare”. This […]

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Eating disorders are far more complex than they sound. The National Institute on Mental Health calls them “serious disturbances” that are associated with “a wide range of adverse psychological, physical and social consequences.” They’re not lying. Eating disorders can turn fatal; patients with anorexia and bulimia can do a tremendous amount of physical damage to […]

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Gene variations, or differences, are a major reason why people respond differently to drugs. In fact, genetic factors account for 20 to 95 percent of the variability in drug response. Genes are important because they encode the enzymes needed for drug metabolism and proteins that determine the cellular response to drugs. Certain genetic variants can […]

valentine’s day depression
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“Holiday blues.” Ask people what season they associate with that phrase and they’d probably answer the season from November to January. Shopping pressures, the stress of family get-togethers – or the depression of being away from them – and cold, grey weather make the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s an obvious choice. Obvious yes, […]

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In October 2015, the University of Southern California – USC – terminated the employment of head football coach Steve Sarkisian. Pat Haden, USC’s athletic director, fired the coach for cause, stating Sarkisian failed to meet expectations. In December 2015, Sarkisian sued the university for breach of written contract and 13 other causes of action. The […]

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“Somewhere between the ages of 19 and 21, I was exposed to the mathematical idea of fractals. I began to think obsessively about fractals and infinity. I thought I was going to discover some incredible and fabulous mathematical principle that would transform the way we view the universe. This delusion occupied my thoughts all day […]