Chances are good that you know somebody addicted to drugs, or at the least, abusing some substance—even if you don’t know that they are addicted or using. The drug addict in your life is not necessarily a street bum wheeling around a shopping cart filled with garbage bags. More likely, it’s the elderly woman in the condo next door who had surgery last year and got hooked on painkillers in the aftermath.
Strength comes in many forms: mental, emotional, and physical. Some people have incredible strength of will, or of character, or of spirit. It requires great strength of curiosity and determination to embark on a new lifestyle to improve your health. You must have the strength to break bad habits, the strength to start healthier behaviors, and the strength to persevere, even when the going gets tough.
Savers are some of the strongest people I know.
Here’s a great business plan that caused an opioid crisis: trick doctors (who are corrupt and easily misled) into prescribing massive quantities of addictive opioids and then you have an army of suckers (sorry, patients) who need your highly addictive substances. These “suckers” are not addicts in the strict sense: they were trapped by mis-prescribing into needing repeat drugs endlessly, while the pharmacists and treacherous doctors got richer and richer.
Fizzy water is damaging our teeth as its acidity wears down enamel, an expert warns.
Sparkling water is more acidic than the plain version of the beverage, which is made worse by its common inclusion of additives, according to Dr Edmond Hewlett from the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Drinking fizzy water causes a chemical reaction that produces carbonic acid and gives the drink its distinctive ‘crisp' taste, however, that same substance may also seriously damage our dental health.
For the first time ever, neuroscientists have treated a total quadriplegic with stem cells, and he has substantially recovered the functions of his upper body only two months into the process.
The Keck Medical Center of USC announced that a team of doctors became the first in California to inject an experimental treatment made from stem cells, AST-OPC1, into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed 21-year-old man as part of a multi-center clinical trial.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that federal prosecutors have charged more than 400 people in taking part in medical fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in fraudulent billing.
Sessions said that 412 individuals will be prosecuted by his office in what he called the ‘largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history' during a press conference in Washington.
Sessions noted that the case involves doctors, nurses and pharmacists that ‘have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients.'
Our UK correspondent Christina England brings us this report regarding a vaccine injury case recently ruled on by a European Union court.
The ruling is significant, because the court looked at the evidence of the particular case, and ruled that the evidence showed that the hepatitis B vaccine caused multiple sclerosis.
This greatly upset pro-vaccine extremists who boldly declare that the “science is settled” on vaccines, and that there is no scientific proof that they cause injuries like this.
Republican members of the House of Representatives are working to implement provisions that would allow church leaders to openly advocate for politicians and political causes without fear of risking their church’s tax-exempt status.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a position statement that opposes the creation of a new federal commission on vaccine safety whose task is to study the association between autism and vaccines.