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Trump’s-nomination-for-SAMHSA-head-evokes-mixed-reaction
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The nomination of Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz by President Donald Trump as the first ever assistant secretary of mental health and substance abuse to help overhaul the system has exposed longstanding rifts within the field. People opposing the nomination of McCance-Katz, a promotor of hospital and drug treatment for psychiatric disorders, have argued that the ongoing […]

Alcohol-with-energy-drinks-a-dangerous-cocktail

Cocktails have always been popular during parties, occasions or even weekend get-togethers. Mixing alcohol with aerated drinks or fruit juices has always attracted plenty of attention from merrymakers and party animals seeking an extra buzz. Moreover, it is common to see bars, pubs and clubs promoting new cocktails for every single event or occasion. Recently, […]

Narcan-resistant-strain-of-fentanyl-makes-its-way-to-illegal-drug-market
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Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, is a powerful weapon in the ongoing war against the increasing numbers of opioid overdoses in the United States. Naloxone is an opioid antidote that binds to the opioid receptors in the central nervous system, blocking them from responding to opioids and endorphins. Generally, naloxone is used by […]

5-year-old-Ohio-lad-saves-parents-after-they-overdose-on-heroin
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“Mom and dad’s dead, mom and dad’s dead!” screamed a terrified 5-year-old boy as he went running two blocks barefoot in the dark on May 18 to his step-grandfather’s home, after finding his parents unconscious at their home in Middletown, Ohio. Kenny Currey, the boy’s step-grandfather, ran back to the house and to his horror, […]

More-women-in-San-Francisco-Bay-Area-smoking-weed
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Ever since November 2016, when Californians voted to approve marijuana for recreational use, more and more women are taking to the drug. A recent report of Eaze, an on-demand medical marijuana delivery app, says that someone orders cannabis on the San Francisco-based company’s app every 30 seconds, and one in every three customers are a […]

Overprescription-of-opioids-is-fueling-addiction-says-study
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that the impact of the opioid crisis cuts across barriers of age, gender, ethnicity, geography and socioeconomic status, claiming 78 victims every day due to an overdose. Today, fatal overdoses exceed deaths by shooting rampages and incidents of road rage across the country. According to […]

2018-may-see-big-Obamacare-premium-rate-hikes
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Primary data released by the state insurance departments suggests that health insurance companies nationwide are seriously considering a massive hike – as high as a whopping 53 percent – in Obamacare premiums in the midst of the escalating public disgruntlement with the Trump administration’s stand on basic health care issues. Data indicates Anthem, a trusted […]

Millions-of-Americans-binge-drink-finds-study
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Alcohol is an integral part of contemporary American culture. In fact, it is a socially acceptable drug, which has become synonymous with a wide range of activities. Social gatherings, sporting events, shopping fests, rock concerts, innovative promotions, happy hours and even business conferences revolve around the latest brands of alcoholic beverages. People of all ages […]

Older-Americans-Month-Phobias-thrive-among-elderly-men-from-all-walks-of-life
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Experiencing anxiety or nervousness is a natural and normal reaction to stress. A normal degree of fear of illnesses, new social interactions and frightening events can help individuals handle problems and challenging situations, and even avoid danger. However, enduring the terror of phobias or the unrelenting anticipatory anxiety on a regular basis to the point […]

National-Arthritis-Awareness-Month-Use-of-prescription-opioids-to-manage-joint-pain-may-lead-to-addiction
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Arthritis or inflammation of joints is a leading cause of disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 54 million people aged 18 years and above – representing 23 percent of all adults – are suffering from arthritis in the country. Studies show that arthritis affects […]