Ohioans are crossing the border and traveling to Michigan to buy medical marijuana. A few Detroit-based dispensaries are selling cannabis to people, who have valid recommendations to use medical marijuana, much ahead of the drug becoming available in their state. However, the recommendations are not going to save someone who gets caught in Ohio for..
One of Manchester’s low-cost late-night alcohol delivery providers, Drink Doctor Ltd. suffered a backlash from the advertisement watchdogs recently, following which it had to remove four of its advertisements from its Facebook page.
One of the most common forms of cancers detected in American women is breast cancer. In 2017, more than 252,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), one in three cases of breast cancer in the U.S. can be prevented if more..
Three students of Madison, Connecticut won the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Operation Prevention Video Challenge. Organized by DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education, facilitator of digital content and professional expansion for K-12 classrooms, the competition invited teens to submit a video of 30-60 seconds urging their peers to rethink about using opioids. The three teens..
While the epidemic of opioid abuse is taking a toll on millions of Americans, the U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Massachusetts, Katherine Clark, has requested the international health leaders to prevent similar situations from occurring in other countries. Clark has blamed aggressive marketing of prescription drugs in the United States as the primary..
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, approximately 32 million adult citizens (aged 18 years and older) indulged in extreme binge drinking, at least once, in the past one year. The study was part of a 2013 survey conducted by the scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse..
The number of U.S. workers testing positive for using illicit drugs has reached a 12-year high, at 4.2 percent, since 2004, according to a recent report. The results, as released by Quest Diagnostic Inc., one of the leading workplace testing labs across the globe, were based on an analysis of more than 10 million samples..
Addiction is a progressive disease, and deciding to put an end to it by enrolling in a rehab could be a life-altering decision for someone who is hooked. During the stay at a rehab, one undergoes detoxification, treatment, individual and group counseling sessions and much more. One is empowered with the skills to navigate easily..
Pregnancy can be a thrilling experience for a woman and her family. However, it can be worrisome too. The health of an infant depends entirely on the mother’s health, therefore, it is imperative that when a woman plans to conceive, she practices complete abstinence from harmful substances such as alcohol and illicit drugs such as..
America is reeling under an opioid overdose crisis as opioid-related mortality continues to rise. Almost six out of 10 drug overdose deaths are due to opioids and deaths due to prescription opioids and heroin have shot up by almost four times since 1999 in the U.S.