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These brain-boosting supplements are the new medicine cabinet MVPs for 2018

Nootropics may be a funny-sounding name (it’s Greek for <i>mind change</i>), but these Silicon Valley-born supplements popularized by biohackers are getting …

6 Easy Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Without Drugs

The fall is as good a time as any to make a fresh start when it comes to improving mental health. And while some people could potentially benefit …

The One-Paragraph Letter From 1980 That Fueled the Opioid Crisis

Because it was published in the most prestigious U.S. medical journal, its influence snowballed in a dangerous way.<p>What do you do when a letter in a prestigious medical journal has been so routinely mis-cited it’s taken on a life of its own? Like when pharmaceutical companies have used its data to …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

Instagram Might Actually Be Making You Depressed

If my Instagram feed is any indication, while I’m chained to my laptop working and/or getting spit up upon by my baby, the rest of the world is either (a) drinking blood orange margaritas at sunset in the Maldives, or (b) pulling off all the crop tops with perfect summer abs. It’s enough to give …

This social network is a particularly miserable place

You’re not going to heart this.<p>Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s health and well-being, according to a survey of nearly 1,500 …

Social Media

Deadly math: Fentanyl and why the opioid epidemic is getting worse

Opioid overdose deaths continue to rise. A 2015 DEA report showed a greater than thousand-fold increase in fentanyls — potent synthetic opioids — …

Fentanyl

Here's How Little Exercise You Need to Boost Your Mood

It’s no secret that exercise can produce powerful mood-boosting endorphins. But do you really need to break a sweat to reap those benefits? A new …

Self-improvement

With mental health problems, fitness is tied to reduced risk of death

For men experiencing emotional distress like depression, anxiety or thoughts of suicide, having high cardiorespiratory fitness may cut the risk of death in half compared to those in poor condition, researchers say.<p>“The prevalence of mental health issues is growing in the U.S. and globally,” said …

Mental Health

With Suicide Rates On The Rise, Mental Health Advocates Search For Prevention Answers

Suicide rates in the U.S. are at their highest in 30 years. In 2014, the last year for which there are official government figures, nearly 43,000 …

Mental Health

Instagram Is Destroying Your Mental Well-Being, According To Science

The debate about social media and our mental health is lengthy and unlikely to ever end. But the latest round is being kicked off by the Royal Society for Public Health, which has studied social media and how it impacts the health of young people. Unsurprisingly, it’s not a fan!<p>The RSPH asked 1,500 …

Social Media

This social network makes young people more miserable than any other

‘Compare and despair’ is harming mental health<p>You’re not going to heart this.<p>Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s health and …

Social Media

Fentanyl Overdoses Are Rising And Science Can't Keep Up

Synthetic opioid formulas are evolving at a breakneck pace.<p>Bribery. Conspiracy. Racketeering.<p>Those are just three of the accusations that federal prosecutors leveled against two Alabama physicians in April as part of a 22-count criminal indictment ― alleging that Drs. John Couch and Xiulu Ruan ran …

Opioids without Addiction - MIT Technology Review

A new kind of opioid could offer patients pain relief with less risk of addiction and sedation.<p>In human tests, painkiller abusers found the …

Heroin Is Now The Leading Cause Of Overdose Deaths In The U.S.

The war on drugs needs to shift away from prescriptions written in your doctor’s office to street drugs bought in our communities.<p>In 2010, the prescription opiate, oxycodone, was the primary drug implicated in overdose deaths in the U.S. But now, based on data from a new report from the CDC, heroin …

Painkiller companies are now globally exporting addiction for profit — just like Big Tobacco

OxyContin sales have fallen in the US since 2011. So the companies behind it are going global.<p>The US is in the midst of a harrowing opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic, which led to a record number of drug overdose deaths (more than 52,000) in 2015.<p>Unlike other drug epidemics, the current one did …

Public Health

'You want a description of hell?' OxyContin's 12-hour problem #InvestigatingOxy - Los Angeles Times

The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications.<p>Patients would no longer have to wake up in the middle of the night to take their pills, Purdue told doctors. One OxyContin …

More than 1 million OxyContin pills ended up in the hands of criminals and addicts. What the drugmaker knew - Los Angeles Times

In the waning days of summer in 2008, a convicted felon and his business partner leased office space on a seedy block near MacArthur Park. They set up a waiting room, hired an elderly physician and gave the place a name that sounded like an ordinary clinic: Lake Medical.<p>The doctor began prescribing …

Pills that kill: why are thousands dying from fentanyl abuse?

Fentanyl is a painkiller that is 50 times stronger than heroin. It has already killed thousands, including Prince. Chris McGreal reveals why so many are playing Russian roulette with this lethal drug<p>Natasha Butler had never heard of fentanyl until a doctor told her that a single pill had pushed her …

This Week in Gear: July 18-22

<i>Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled</i> …

Men's Fashion

Make Your Next Direct Mail Campaign Stand Out

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dimensional mail isn’t your standard letter or post card. Dimensional mail is much more exciting. It’s lumpy and bumpy. It’s unusual. It feels like a gift. The recipient picks up the envelope and it’s heavy. There’s obviously …

Direct Marketing