Health

‘Adulting’ Program Launched At East Carolina University: Students Seeking Crisis Counselling Taught How To Act Like An Adult

A university has begun offering courses on how to take on adult life and its challenges. The course, meant to prepare students to accept failure as part of adult life, was introduced after realizing an alarming number of students were signing up for crisis counseling. East Carolina University (ECU) has begun offering “Adulting” classes to help students deal with the ...

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New Treatment Needed For Drug Detox In Jails, Some Officials Say

As one may imagine, institutions that carry out drug-related criminal sentences have a high population of people who are incarcerated while actively addicted to legal and illegal drugs. Some of these include heroin, cocaine, alcohol, prescription narcotics like oxycodone and hydrocodone, and benzodiazepines like clonazepam and alprazalom. Individuals who have purchased these off the street may have exposed themselves to ...

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Chronic Pain: Yoga, Acupuncture, And Tai Chi Effective In Pain Management, Study Finds

About 126 million Americans suffer from one kind of pain each year. Within this number, 40 million people experience severe chronic pain. Many American’s have found it difficult to obtain complete relief from prescribed drugs and have turned to more unconventional methods of pain relief including techniques like yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, and tai chi. Americans spend over $ 14 ...

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Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner Go Platinum Blonde Again — Is It For Real This Time?

Both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have debuted their platinum blonde hair in the past. Of course, it turned out that neither of the reality stars really dyed their hair. Both have been seen rocking the hair color again in recent weeks, leading some to wonder if it’s for real this time around. Kim Kardashian, 35, was seen rocking platinum ...

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Researchers Find Potential Link Between Air Pollution And Alzheimer’s Disease

Air pollution may be contributing to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, especially for people living in cities. A new study found tiny magnetic particles from air pollution could enter the human brain and increase the production of free radicals. Scientists believe there is a distinct possibility these free radicals could accelerate certain brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. After analyzing the brain ...

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Kratom Ban Leads To A Petition With Over 80,000 Signatures

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced its plan to ban kratom – an herb also known as mitragyna speciose. A petition against the Kratom ban has gained over 80,000 signatures with 100,000 needed to get a response from the White House. Kratom has been popular in the US among people self-managing chronic pain and those trying to get clean ...

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Kratom Ban Takes Effect October 1, Petition To Stop The DEA Submitted To President Obama

The herbal supplement kratom, often promoted as an effective treatment for a multitude of illness symptoms, including pain relief, is under fire from the U.S. government, specifically the Drug Enforcement Agency. The DEA wants the active ingredients in kratom classified as Schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act. This assignment would put kratom on the same list as other ...

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10,000 Years After First Fermented Beverages Were Brewed, A Cure For Alcohol Dependence On The Horizon

“It’s like they forgot they were dependent,” Olivier George, leader of a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, says of the alcohol-addicted subjects in a new animal model study. Scientists believe that fermented beverages were first brewed as early as the seventh millennium B.C.E. Other scientists now say that they have finally discovered a way to completely remove ...

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AAP Statement: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine ‘Ineffective And Should Not Be Used’

If by some off-chance any pediatricians offer the nasal mist flu vaccine this year, parents and caregivers should flat out decline that form of vaccination, according to the latest policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP says that the nasal spray flu vaccine is ineffective and should not be used. The change in policy mirrors a CDC ...

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PTSD, Binge Drinking Persist For Survivors Of 9/11 In Epic Proportions

When discussing the tragedy that was September 11, 2001, many people speak of the people who died, who perished while working for Cantor Fitzgerald in the twin towers, who died on a plane that crashed into the twin towers or in a Pennsylvania field, the hundreds of firefighters who lost their lives, entire companies wiped out in one tragic instant. ...

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