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Getting to understand bath salt addiction
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Bath salts, also known as synthetic cathinones, are man-made substances prepared from the khat plant grown extensively in east Africa and southern Arabia. People in these areas usually chew the leaves of this shrub or brew it for tea for its mild stimulant properties. Synthetic cathinones are available in the form of white or brown […]


Singer Eve shares how DUI charge turned her life around
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In the wake of increasing awareness, there has been a commendable improvement in the way people perceive those dealing with addiction or mental illness. This, in turn, has inspired many, including celebrities, to come forward and talk openly about their mental health issues, addiction or both. Joining the list of celebrities is the 39-year-old American […]


Hollywood actress Margot Kidder struggled with dual diagnosis
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Hollywood actress Margot Kidder, who rose to fame for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, died on May 13, 2018, at the age of 69. Although the cause of her death is unknown, she often made it to the headlines for her substance abuse and long-standing battles with bipolar disorder. Despite […]


Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: Research indicates smoking weed during pregnancy is harmful for baby’s health
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Taking any kind of substance, including weed, by expectant mothers can be harmful for the baby. Chemicals from tobacco, weed or cocaine could interfere with the development process of the unborn baby, leading to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or other complications, infections, cognitive defects and lowered levels of immunity after birth. The risk of birth […]


Increased stimulant use weakens immune system of HIV-infected patients
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system and destroys CD4 or T cells or the white blood cells, making it hard for the body to fight diseases and infections. As the immunity gets severely affected, the body is unable to cope with environmental changes. Now, Adam Carrico, Ph.D., associate professor of Public Health […]


Alcohol abuse leading to a higher number of female cirrhosis patients, cautions study
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Over the past few years, it is being observed that there has been a considerable increase in the number of women being detected with alcohol use disorders (AUD). This, in turn, is increasing their susceptibility to various health hazards. One such problem increasingly being diagnosed among women consuming alcohol is cirrhosis, in which an individual’s […]


Scientists develop low-cost chemical sensing chip to detect cocaine within minutes
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A team of scientists has developed a new chip that can detect cocaine within minutes, just like a breathalyzer identifies alcohol. The chip is a low-cost invention that could be integrated into a handheld device for detecting cocaine in breath, blood, urine or spit samples. The team is now hoping to use the technology to […]


Successful women entrepreneurs too fall prey to anxiety
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She had worked diligently for years, crusading through countless odds and challenges to make a mark for herself in the highly competitive entrepreneurship ecosystem. Three years ago, being the first recipient of the Daily Mail’s Aphrodite Award, Sarah Pittendrigh from County Durham ideally should have been on cloud nine. It was nothing less than a […]


Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week: ‘Tully’ is misrepresentation of postpartum depression, say mental health advocates
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Whenever a new cult film intends to represent the story of ordinary people, hopes and expectations soar automatically. But there is a downside too, which circumferences the possibility of misinterpretation or misrepresentation of critical facts. That’s why Charlize Theron starrer “Tully”, released on May 2, 2018, has garnered criticism from many for misguiding viewers into […]


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